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IBC's had surfactant in them - usable?
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Author:  Tonzz [ May 16th, '18, 07:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: IBC's had surfactant in them - usable?

throw some decent water in plus a pump to aerate the water a few cheap little goldfish (so no $$$ sorry money lost) and if they dont cark it all good. That way you have done testing on live animals(?) and the greenies will hate you but you wont have died from the experiment.

Author:  transcendtient [ May 19th, '18, 13:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: IBC's had surfactant in them - usable?

IBC's are designed not to absorb the chemicals they carry.

Just wash it out and get a few goldfish in there.

If the pallet is bad I would replace that before anything else.

Author:  Terra [ May 19th, '18, 16:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: IBC's had surfactant in them - usable?

Surfactants are used to help stick herbicides to plants to assist in doing the job eg hard to kill weeds

They are serious detergents / wetting agents and very concentrated

So after washing fill with water and put a pump in circulating the water with plenty of splash , if you have any significant residue you will get foam

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