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    55 Gallon drums

    Is there a reason for blue over white other than aesthetics? local guy is offering white food grade barrels for $15 and blue chemical barrels for $10. Does the white break down quicker? Grow more algae? Not offer a soothing pallette for the eyes? Other option is more second hand rubbermaid totes.
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    Re: 55 Gallon drums

    I would stay away from the chemical barrels. The only issue I have with the white is that if you are storing drinking water in them you need to either keep them in the dark or paint them an opaque color otherwise you tend to get nasties growing in your drinking water no matter how well you treat it.
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    Re: 55 Gallon drums

    blue barrels are uv resistant

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