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Steven Chappell
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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
Aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
No
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
150 gallon
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I have a BS degree, am currently working in heath field.

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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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