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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by uvilla, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. uvilla

    uvilla Junior Member
    from 25442
    Messages: 9

    Whats the best way to store salt brine.....poly or fiberglass.......or something else????????
  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    doesnt mater....
  3. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I use the 275 gallon poly caged tanks. I also have a few larger poly tanks, but I get the best per gallon deal on the small caged tanks. $32 per each. Check with your recycling/metal scrap yards. That's where I just found my best deal.
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I'm still in the setup stages of liquids. My calcium supplier said to be careful of using tanks designed for water, his product is 14 lb/gallon, much heavier than water. He has seen it buckle the poly tanks, he doesn't sell the tanks or equipment so I have no reason to think he's lying. He will only deliver tank truck loads (5k gallon), so I was need a big tank. His tanks are all fiberglass. I stumbled across a fiberglass brine tank on craigslist, 8k gallon....I won't say what I paid for it, but my supplier said figure about 60 cents/gallon.
  5. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I have the white poly tanks and never had a problem with too much weight. Just don't fill them up all the way if you think it may exceed the max. Wish I could find a good deal on some 5k tanks.
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Poly gets my vote.
  7. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I have poly 1500 and 3000 with mag in them at 11 lbs/gal. No problems. even full to the brim.
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,425

    I have a great mixture. :rolleyes:

    1-10,000; 2-2500's and a 1550. All for various reasons.

    All are blue which I believe is the UV resistant type.

    I've had beet juice in the smaller ones which is about 13#'s per gallon. Also have had molasses in them which is far heavier than beet juice.

    RLM, what is the product you will be purchasing? 14#'s per gallon seems really, really heavy. I'm having a hard time believing that. Especially if he is your calcium supplier.
  9. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Calcium & a "tree byproduct" is his term for it, its black, and or very dark brown.
    My understanding is he was one of the original guys that came up with Ice Ban/Magic then sold it to Sears Environmental (I think that's who owns it). He gave me one of his shirts it still had the old logo which looked like a beer can on its side being dumped on the road. Real knowledgeable guy no need to doubt he knows his stuff my head hurt after spending a little over an hour talking to him I was trying so hard not to miss anything. He mainly sells to municipal clients. I've seen him bring a tanker & his pug mill & mix at one of the municipal garages/salt bin to treat bulk. I don't see any reason he would make up what it weighs. He would custom blend any ratio of organics to calcium I wanted so he may have been telling me worst case as in straight organic material.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014