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 Post subject: Tanks with new oil
PostPosted: May 5th, '17, 08:11 
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Hello,

I just started to build my aquaponic system, and I'm planning to use IBC tanks. But, the only ones I found are new tanks with new oil for hydraulic transmission. So, I'm wondering if I clean very well the tanks, from the oil. Can I use them for the fish?

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 Post subject: Re: Tanks with new oil
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Not recommended. I think you will have problems. I have one IBC that is food grade, but had some citrus product in it. I scrubbed it with soap and bleach and rinsed it really well before I used it. It's been a year and I can still smell the citrus in that tank.

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i had a big blue jug for drinking that sat in some oil for some time(on the outside), it now is unusable no mater how many times I washed it I can still taste/smell oil.

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I used IBCs that had clean engine oil in them after a really good wash, don;t know about transmission oil though..

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Hi, Guys!

Thanks for your reply, I will try to clean very well the tanks as Earthbound did. I hope everything goes well.

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You will need to use detergent & hot water a few times. Just keep washing and rinsing until all the oil has gone. I used IBCs with hydraulic oil in them to build wicking beds and cleaned them like this


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Thanks - Ben, I will do as you mentioned.

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