How to keep water from turning green in tank through summer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ijustwantausername, May 16, 2018.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So my guys have been spraying tons of roundup the past few weeks and I have decided to get a 250 gallon tote to dedicate to "mix water" beside the mix station. I've been using a 40 gallon tank but thats not cutting it. What can I add to the tank water so that it doesn't get a green and mossy film to develop, but can still be used for non-selective herbicides?
     
  2. Grassfire205

    Grassfire205 LawnSite Member
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    I owned a pressure wshing business and would put a gallon of bleach in a 250 gallon tank and it would go about at least a week before it turned green.
     
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  3. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You need a tank that does not let light through. I made my nurse tank from tread plate aluminum and I leave water in it all the time...no green...no smell
     
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  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Keep the light out. Paint the outside of the tank maybe? I'm sure the algecides would work, but not sure how well they get along with round up. Terracyte is a hydrogen peroxide based algecide. That should be OK.
     
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