Cleaned Out My Ibc

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by chip, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. chip

    chip Guru
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    I put a white sheet round it to reduce photosynthesis, but doesn't cover the top and is probably to thin to completely stop it. Anyway it's the first time for 2 years and was ready. Red mildew in it! Hasn't affected the cleaning results, but it was a tad yucky to say the least! Hopefully I'll have it covered with wood for frost protection soon, time will tell if it will still go manky!
     
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  2. Jeff Brimble

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    In North Wales we have a red peaty coloured rain :) but the growth in the tank with uv light is green.
    How much gung was in it, aint cleaned mine for 5 years now :blink:
     
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    "In North Wales we have a red peaty coloured rain" :eek:

    I would get that rainwater tested as sounds something is not quite right :rolleyes:
     
  4. chip

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    It just about covered the base of the tank, on the sides got thinner as it went up, to about the 300 mark. There was a bit of green too, the red stood out though! As I said, didn't affect the water quality, just clung to the plastic, nothing "in" the water as such. Can't for the life of me figure out why it's red.
     
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    Is that rain like that regular lol?

    I think its something else, as when the desert wind is blowing our way the sand gets in the rain turning it a redish colour, I think its called blood rain?
     
  6. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    WTF? lol
     
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