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Old 10-19-2010, 09:16 AM   #11
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With and already sanitized tank, if you're adding chlorinated water there's no need to add extra. The chlorine won't degrade out of the sun if there's no organics to oxidize.

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Old 10-19-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by agoodhi View Post
I keep my tanks filled year round for emergencies/natural diasters.
Wish I could do that... I'm new here, so most of you don't know me, I'm a Fire Instructor PT, as I've been in the Fire Service for 39 years now, but my FT employment is as Chief of Response fo the NYS Office of Emergency Management!

If I tried that for "emergencies/natural disasters", I'd have a 35 gakllon block of ice for 3 or 4 months out of the year! (I dokeep mine filled from April/May until mid to late October, fo that purpose....

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #13
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i have used both city and well (untreated) and not had a problem. there is no sunlight to promote growth. it would probably depend on the mineral content as to how much smell u get.
to be on the safe side, try the tablespoon/tank to start. if u can smell anything the next day, i would leave it there.
when i lived closer to the coast, i did the same thing. when i filled at home, it was from the well. my tank was drained from jan till april. during the other times, i doubt that water sat in it more than a month at a time. that may account for me not having a problem with it. my well water is very low to nonexistant in sulfur content.

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