A little bit green

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Pickingpaul, Nov 7, 2014.

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  1. Pickingpaul

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    Ive been using 25L bottles and a trolley system for a few months ow, using a DI vessel I fill up the water containers on my drive and leave them there until the next day i need them, sometimes several daysver weekends etc.

    Twof them were looking a it green the other day, I wondered if anyone else has had this, and how can i avoid it? Its being left in the sun i guess and algae or something has started growing.
     
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    #2 Smurf, Nov 7, 2014
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    Clear plastic containers/tanks algae will grow eventually in them. Also wiggle micro organisms too so is not much you can do about it apart from washing them out now and then with a disinfectant to kill the algae etc. Keeping them out of sunlight might help to slow down the process but will still need sorting out after a while.

    I wash all my clear plastic tanks out when they get bad at least once a year.

    You could also recycle water through a uv bio steriliser filter too if you wanted which is a bit over the top for window cleaning if you ask me.
     
  3. mark

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    wrap them in black shrink wrap its a cheap enough even if it lasts a month or two.
     
  4. Pickingpaul

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    Cheers, as long as its totally normal, i just wasnt really expecting it.

    Shrink wraps a good idea.
     
  5. Pickingpaul

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    Would this do mate?
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda...ing/ASDA_Smartprice_Disinfectant_Pine_1L.html
     
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    Use bleach to clean them, keeping them out of UV as much as possible helps as it's the UV that allow the bacteria to grow and develop algae.
     
  7. Pickingpaul

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    Cheers, what do u do? Just squirt some bleach into each container with a few liters of water and then give them a scrub? And rinse out well after?
     
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    Bit of bleach and hot water, shake well, empty and rinse a few times.
     
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    If the water is pure where does the algae come from??
    Confused.com
     
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    Microorganisms in the water
     
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