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Tom Bilderback commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Hello,  First time on the site so grace appreciated. Im just gathering parts no running system in my life as of yet but noticed this tank discussion. I have a place that offers 275 gallon square IBC totes for tanks. They even say for aquaponic…"
Sep 22, 2015
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"A lot easier for anyone who is using it as a water tank to swap them out, and the fact that water alone is far less likely to cause this deformation. Now I don't have the degree in engineering (audio engineering is more an art/technician sort…"
Aug 17, 2013
Meg Stout commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"In my experience with stress analyses using tools like finite element analysis, that bottom area is the one that would be subjected to the greatest stress over time under the load of internal weight. The technical term for the result of that stress…"
Aug 17, 2013
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"The tendency for flood and drain media to manage to bulge out all sorts of containers means that it can be really hard to find a rigid plastic bed that isn't going to experience problems in the long run. I think perhaps the "box of…"
Aug 17, 2013
Meg Stout commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"I wonder if the cracking would have been prevented if the bottom 1/4-1/3 of the tank had been buried in supporting media. Say if the tank in question had had a box build around it and filled with sand or rock, to equalize the stresses on the…"
Aug 17, 2013
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"the rubbermaid stock tanks do not have any certifications saying the are food safe so no one is ever going to be able to give you a certified answer that they are food safe. They are certainly safe enough for livestock water and feed and I can tell…"
Aug 17, 2013
Gail Panzitta commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Hello all! I just purchased a 300 Gal Rubbermaid tank then saw this forum with the concern whether or not they are food safe, which sent me doing some fast research.  I found something you (those concerned) may be interested in; a forum for…"
Aug 17, 2013
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"I agree.  And to go off topic with you My opinion is that everyone must form their own opinion. Now food-safe materials is not necessarily the same as insisting that all materials be "food contact" certified by NSF or be made of FDA…"
Aug 3, 2013
Meg Stout commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"I bet if you roughed up the interior surface of your HDPE tank the Thoroseal stuff would adhere pretty well. I'm just getting beat up over on one of my videos from two years ago by nosuca99 stating you (TCLynx) are merely stating opinion and…"
Aug 3, 2013
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Meg, any idea if either of those coatings would actually adhere well to the HDPE plastic of a stock tank?  I would fear that it would tend to scratch or flake off especially if used for a grow bed. Again, the NSF and FDA don't consider…"
Aug 3, 2013
Anselmo Torres commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Agreed"
Aug 2, 2013
Meg Stout commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Since someone just asserted on one of my youtube videos (setting up stock tanks) that these are "known" to leach chemicals, I went looking. So fun to see one of the four links my google search provided leads me back here. If you have…"
Aug 2, 2013
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Apr 3, 2012
Kenneth J Roche' left a comment for Steven Chappell
"Thanks Steven for the folow up info. You just gave me a reason to replace that rubbermaid with an IBC Tote. (Like I needed a reason hehehe.)"
Mar 29, 2012
TCLynx commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"Just because something is NSF approved doesn't mean it doesn't contain or leach BPA or other pthalates.  There are plenty of "food grade" at least in the US products that DO leach those things so lets be clear that the NSF…"
Mar 28, 2012
Robert Vockrodt commented on Steven Chappell's blog post rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved
"I agree with you Vlad. See my email to Rubbermaid: I am a member of Aquaponic Gardening, a community website for aquaponics. A discussion arose about the leaching of toxic chemicals from your Rubbermaid 100-50 gallon containers which many members…"
Mar 19, 2012

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rubbermaid stock tanks not NSF approved

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 4:04pm 25 Comments

I have been locking into aquaponics, and have seen people online suggesting using rubbermaid stock tanks! checked with manufacturer tanks are not approved for human consumption. may leach chemicals BPA, and others into water. I don't understand it's O.K. for your livestock but not you! I dont think they should be using it for livestock! afterall don"t we eat the livestock?

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At 12:17pm on March 29, 2012, Kenneth J Roche' said…

Thanks Steven for the folow up info. You just gave me a reason to replace that rubbermaid with an IBC Tote. (Like I needed a reason hehehe.)

At 6:28pm on March 13, 2012, Kenneth J Roche' said…

Good day Steven,

  Could you send me the reference/ source material that you refer to when you make the statement:

"The tanks you are using are rubbermaid, those tanks are not NSF approved! Those stock tanks can leach BPA and other chemicals into your water, and eventually your fish, and plants. I know they let stock animals drink out of them, but I don,t want to…"

as I use rubbermaid stock tanks in a couple of my systems.

At 11:47am on March 13, 2012, Dave & Yvonne Story said…

Welcome Steven,

Do I know you from Barrington?

On this website you can learn, teach, and have fun.

 
 
 

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