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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2010, 04:22:24 PM »
Is the chlorine tablet the size of a hockey puck?   ???  So it just sinks to the bottom of the tank?

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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2010, 05:04:47 PM »
Is the chlorine tablet the size of a hockey puck?   ???  So it just sinks to the bottom of the tank?
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It is the size of a golf ball, but flat and does sink to the bottom. We get them at Walmart in the pool isle, and one container last us a year. About 20 or 30 tabs if I remember correctly. Cheap also. Look for tabs for smaller pools, or that are used in the floatation devices....
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2010, 05:21:06 PM »
I've got the same problem with our calf tanks, but probably not to the same extent.  I just use a 110 gallon tank, keep it in the shade, and clean it weekly.  I've got a couple of 7' long pieces of garden hose with 8 inches of sucker rod wired to the ends of them.  I sink those gardenhoses in the tanks, and siphon the water out while I'm blowing and rinsing calves.  When I get done rinsing calves, I rinse out the stock tank really well, brush it out with an old broom, and then refill it.  Not counting the siphoning, it only takes about 3 or 4 minutes to clean the tank.  I refill while I'm putting out hay/picking up turds.  I'd rather not have to do it every week, but it's become part of life.  Luckily there's also usually a few ice cold bud lights in the fridge at the calf barn.  That helps to pass the time as well.... <beer>
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
dont know what to think about clean water...anybody ever see cows drink out of a mud puddle?
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2010, 10:11:54 PM »
Yeah - they stand in the pond and pee out one end and drink on the other.  This is within 100 yards of a good clean tank full of water.  NASTY.
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2010, 10:41:48 PM »
IMO nothing works better than SHADE... move your tank into or build something to cover it up where as little sun as possible gets to it... Barley, if you have a tractor supply they sell barley in burlap bags, it will take 3 for your 110gl tanks and will last a few weeks or ask you feed store if they can order them. you can also find them on the net..just google


ive used the barley in burlap sacks the past two years, works good...in fact, just put one in yesterday...

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Put an end to the hassle of dumping and scrubbing those slimy green, unsanitary water tanks. 100% organic barley straw helps keep stock tanks clean and drinking water palatable for up to two mos. When barley straw is added to water, it begins to decay. This decaying process releases lignin which then interacts with algae and causes it to die. Completely safe and effective treatment contains no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides; no toxic side effects. Can be used with cattle, goats, sheep, swine, all breeds of horses, poultry, fish and even exotic animals. Also great for automatic waterers, bird baths, ornamental ponds and fountains. Easy to use; just place one unopened burlap bag in tank. One bag is good for an average 200 gal stock tank. For larger or extremely dirty tanks, use two bags. Begins working immediately but may take 7-10 days to notice its effects. Scoop out any floating debris. Replace every two mos. Burlap bag is completely biodegradable.
 

 
 
 
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2010, 10:02:48 AM »
IMO nothing works better than SHADE... move your tank into or build something to cover it up where as little sun as possible gets to it... Barley, if you have a tractor supply they sell barley in burlap bags, it will take 3 for your 110gl tanks and will last a few weeks or ask you feed store if they can order them. you can also find them on the net..just google


ive used the barley in burlap sacks the past two years, works good...in fact, just put one in yesterday...

http://www.pbsanimalhealth.com/details/Stock-Tank-Secret/130-1.html

Put an end to the hassle of dumping and scrubbing those slimy green, unsanitary water tanks. 100% organic barley straw helps keep stock tanks clean and drinking water palatable for up to two mos. When barley straw is added to water, it begins to decay. This decaying process releases lignin which then interacts with algae and causes it to die. Completely safe and effective treatment contains no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides; no toxic side effects. Can be used with cattle, goats, sheep, swine, all breeds of horses, poultry, fish and even exotic animals. Also great for automatic waterers, bird baths, ornamental ponds and fountains. Easy to use; just place one unopened burlap bag in tank. One bag is good for an average 200 gal stock tank. For larger or extremely dirty tanks, use two bags. Begins working immediately but may take 7-10 days to notice its effects. Scoop out any floating debris. Replace every two mos. Burlap bag is completely biodegradable.

I may have to try this one. Thanks for all the input!!
 

 
 
 


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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2010, 10:34:18 AM »
I don't use a scientfic meausering device for the bleach in the water but for 110 gallons, probably 2 cups. Only lasts a couple days, The tablets are much eaiser.
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Re: Clean water tank
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2010, 04:55:19 PM »
Thanks, I might have to try the chlorine tablets. 

 

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