IBC cooling

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IBC cooling

Postby vossy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:13 pm

Hello Legends,
For those use an IBC for cooling. Do you treat the water to stop it turn green?
Mine is in the shed and as it gets warm after a run (35 deg today) it is essentially a growth pond for bugs and algae?
What’s everyone else doing?
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby bluc » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:15 pm

I cant see any harm in balancing it like a pool. I have a black ibc and have done zip to it in over 12mnths..
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby Plumby » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:31 pm

I've been using one of the sort of see through white ones for years. Bit of growth around the edges but mostly still clear.
I also do nothing to it.
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby j0sh2008 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:36 pm

I haven't added anything to mine for awhile. I used to put a small bit of Chlorine in to help kill anything growing.
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby Chocko6969 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:45 pm

Use these, really cheap and work a treat! Get em from your local rural supplies store.

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Re: IBC cooling

Postby bigcam » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:37 pm

buggar mabe i should check mine haven't checked it since the pump crapped out 2 years ago no dramas so havent looked since :laughing-rolling:
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby mattyb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:28 pm

Yep get the aqua trough or there is one I use for ponds. Keeps it sparkling
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:55 am

What about adding the waste alcohol to the water .
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby ant b » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:13 am

You could add Sodium metabisulphite to make a 1% sanitize solution, this should last a couple of years.
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:40 am

ant b wrote:You could add Sodium metabisulphite to make a 1% sanitize solution, this should last a couple of years.



Problem with adding to cooling water chemicals that they may corrode metals in your cooling coil.
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Re: IBC cooling

Postby Teddysad » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 am

wynnum1 wrote:What about adding the waste alcohol to the water .

That is my system. All foreshots get added to the barrel
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