Round Water Tanks
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Round Rainwater Tank Differences
Round rainwater tanks can be found in a range of material substances and shapes including Round Aquaplate Steel Tanks, Round Poly Tanks (polyethylene plastic) and Round Stainless Steel Tanks (SS 304 or SS 316). Here are some important differences:
- Poly round water tanks: Many people opt for poly as they are cheap, quite robust to impact damage and won't rust. Unfortunately, poly round tanks will generally take up more space than a steel tank, since they require thicker walls for support. Poly tanks also expand and contract over time, which is something to keep in mind if you have restricted space. It is also important to consider the shape of your tank. Round tanks require less support than slimline tanks, since water is more evenly distributed inside. As such, they're normally cheaper to manufacture than slimline tanks.
- Aquaplate steel round tanks: Also commonly referred to as Colorbond steel tanks. A main difference though is that Aquaplate steel sheets are fabricated by BlueScope with a thin food-grade poly layer on one side, which allows the steel tank to safely store rainwater. If you are having problems getting the right size tank for your space, Aquaplate steel tanks can be made to measure. Unlike poly tanks, steel doesn't expand or contract in the Sun. As steel walls are thinner than poly tank walls, they will also take up a lesser footprint and weigh less. While Aquaplate slimline steel tanks aren't good to place near the ocean, these tanks endure the Sun better and can be used for fire tanks.
- Stainless steel round tanks: These are the most expensive round tanks money can buy, but then they carry the highest legitimate warranty of 30 years. They are strong, can be made to size, are fully recyclable, and many like them because they are fully steel with no plastic walls. People often also tell us they prefer the look of a steel tank, and truth be told, they do look nice.
There are two main grades of stainless steel used in rainwater tanks:
- SS 304, which is the steel often used in kitchen sinks, and
- SS 316, which has significantly higher resistance to salty air.
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