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Best Brand for 2,000 liter water tank?

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Best Brand for 2,000 liter water tank?

 

So far I have used Sandstone and DOS.

 

DOS is fine except the top hatch is too small so not convenient for cleaning water sediment.

 

So I am thinking about buying 6 new tanks this week and "Wave" is a new option that I heard about - see photo.

 

I am not very concerned about the price and don't like the look of steel tanks.

 

So I am looking for 2,000 liters

Sand Color

Large hatch up top for cleaning

Good quality materials

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

Wave water tank.jpg

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Seems you are already half way there with your spec.

Maybe if your tanks are sited outside you just need to consider the UV standatd of the plastic.

 

My tank supplier i recall only made one comment on what to choose and that was that the cheaper(lets say blue tanks) have a thinner guage wall and will not last as long in direct sunlight...uv breakdown etc.

If your tanks are under cover it dont see that bit matters.

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DOS, Safe Tank, Diamond are three brands worth your time and consideration. Each of those three have different styles of tanks. Your hatch situation is not unique and worth checking each company.  Each of those three brands offers different series of plastic water tanks. The price will reflect the quality of the materials.

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We have a 4000 and 2000 L UV protected DOS brand tank both good quality and standing up to the test of time out in the sun.

I am soon to purchase a 1000 L RO tank which might be a Wave brand because I like their low level inlet design.

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I believe that the black plastic ones are more UV resistant than the green ones...

 

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Thanks all

 

No blue or black plastic or steel as they are ugly.

 

So far I have narrowed it down to Wave as in the above photo and Diamond brand sandstone color 2,000 liter.

 

Still waiting to get the Wave hatch size I need 53 cm plus

 

DOS is much smaller so not a choice.

 

I am now making a concrete pad and roof will have that finished in a week or so and it seems around 3 days top order.

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My choice would be stainless steel, they come with a base that makes it easy to clean by draining through the bottom 🤔

Don't like the colour, spray it whatever colour you like, mines matt black 🙂 

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6 minutes ago, Arjen said:

SS is mostly not advisable when your water is coming from a well.

Why would that be, I have used SS for the past 17 years with no problems?

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^Correct me if I am wrong but as SS is basically Iron with added chromium, its not the iron that causes the damage but the hydrogen sulphide that can be present, if your water is high in H2S you pretty well screwed anyway 🙂 

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^ OK, thanks I understand the point you are making, the low grade SS tanks here would be extremely susceptible.

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Turns out Wave and DOS at 2,000 liter size have small hatches so I will go with the sandstone that I have used before - steel is ugly - not being considered. Spraying is a messy solution and still won't look right.

 

Thanks for everyone's thoughts...

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Do you have a crunchy-bits filter on the feed to your tank? If not, adding a simple polypropylene filter will reduce the amount of sediment build up in the tank. The filter is far easier to clean 🙂

 

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Crossy,

 

Not sure what you mean by crunchy bits but I have water from underground being pumped up a hill to a holding tank then up the hill to tanks with a Hitachi pump to push from the tank through a resin and carbon filter then downhill via gravity to my house (2 floors).

 

Today I had a new ground put in for my house zinc galvanized steel and quite heavy and thick. The two guys who installed were very friendly PEA workers on their day off.

 

So while the ground is up to code I probably should have shopped around for a good copper 10 mil ground...

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