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  • Is Your Water Tank Built According to AS/NZS ISO 9001?
    then ensure that your poly tank complies with AS NZS 4766 Polyethylene storage tanks for water and chemicals Poly tanks made to this standard are rotationally moulded to have a high structural integrity They must meet specific requirements like one piece seamless construction thicker corners at the base and many other features This guarantees they will be capable of containing water liquids for food and beverage manufacture and chemical solutions under Earth s atmospheric conditions How can you know that the poly tank you will receive will really comply with this Australian standard First do not just assume all poly tank manufacturers do comply with Australian standards There is a misunderstanding that Australian standards are legal requirements but they are not Rather Australian standards are recommendations set by an organisation called Standards Australia Compliance with any Australian standard is normally voluntary unless the product is specifically articulated by government and legislated Second many poly tank manufacturers claim to build tanks according to AS NZS 4766 2006 Just about anyone can claim this without offering any real evidence Even fewer poly tank manufacturers are actually independently certified to comply with the standard by a Standards Australia approved accreditor Third even if a poly tank manufacturer is independently certified for AS NZS 4766 2006 the tests were conducted on the poly tanks manufactured at the time of testing It does not mean that manufacturing processes are in place will result in the same tank over and over again That is why you also want to go with an ISO 9001 2008 certified tank manufacturer This provides you with the highest level of assurance letting you know that quality management systems that will result in the same quality tank being produced time and time again Clark Tanks are independently certified to both standards

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  • Knowledge Base | Clark Tanks
    property with a water tank plumbed in or are about to install a rainwater tank you need to ensure your tank is well maintains and mosquito proof Mosquitoes can pas Read Article Categories Tank Maintenance Water Tank Installation Tags mosquitoes tank maintenance water quality water storage ZINCALUME Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from BlueScope s ZINCALUME steel is one that you ve probably stumbled across This article aims to Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags aquaplate water tanks poly tanks rainwater tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons zincalume water tanks Stainless Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from stainless steel is one that you ve probably stumbled across This article aims to provide an analy Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags poly tanks rainwater tanks stainless steel water tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons Galvanised Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from traditional galvanised steel is one that you may have come across This article aims to provide an a Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags galvanised steel water tanks poly tanks rainwater tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons

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  • Water Quality Factors in Farm Stock Water Supply
    plant growth In summary high turbidity reduces water quality and can lead to poor weight gain of stock and produce sedimentation in pipes tanks and other equipment clogging of tubes in irrigation systems Chemical Contents Water Salinity All natural source of water will contain dissolved salt Some surface or ground water sources will contain high salinity levels that can make the water unsuitable for drinking and irrigation High salinity levels reduce the absorption of water into cells which can lead to dehydration and a detrimental affect on plants and stock Water Hardness Hardness is generally caused by the presence of calcium and magnesium salts Water is considered to be hard when it contains these salts at levels of 100mg L or higher It also makes water less effective in washing and increases likelihood of scale build up in pumps irrigation pipes and filters In farming and domestic water supplies it is desirable to have a water hardness of less than 100 mh L That said domestic or livestock consumption of hard water is generally not a problem unless magnesium salts predominate Plants are not directly affected but hardness caused by bicarbonates can affect soils thus having an indirect impact on plant growth Acidity alkalinity Acidity is measured as pH value between 7 neutral 6 being acidic and 8 being alkaline If treating your water for acidity alkalinity it is ideal to try and keep it between pH 5 5 and pH 7 Water in this pH range maintains nutrient balance prevents scale formation in irrigation equipment provides effective chemical disinfection Rainwater itself is normally quite acidic and between 5 5 6 pH In local thunderstorms the pH can drop as low as 2 0 Acidic water can be neutralised by the use of a Calcite unit which naturally adjusts the pH to neutral Biological content All surface waters will contain biological activity however this doesn t mean it is undesirable If using for stock and domestic use then there are some organisms that are undesirable especially if found at excessive levels Algae A high level of algae in your water supply indicates that high levels of nutrient chemicals are contaminating the water A wide range of algae can be found in surface water sources including green algae the most diverse type and may be microscopic or present as large clumps or mats of tangled filaments diatoms dinoflagellates and cryptomonads generally only visible under a microscope blue green algae also microscopic but large colonies and aggregated filaments can be visible in water Excessive growth of algae are known as algal blooms All algal blooms reduce water quality by producing a bad taste odour blockages and stagnation of water The most concerning are the blue green algae since many of these are toxic and harmful to livestock Biological Waste and Bacteria Farm water can be affected by biological waste from livestock urine and faeces seepage from septic tanks run off from fertiliser sheds and industrial waste These pollutants can encourage aquatic weeds

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  • 'Algae' Tagged Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    Sale General Information BASIX Building Sustainability Stock Water Tank Projects Why Poly Water Tanks What s a Better Water Tank Which Water Tank Supplier About Us Testimonials Clark Tanks World Class Design Build Value Contact Us Clark Tanks in Queensland Clark Tanks in Victoria Clark Tanks in NSW Get a Quote Home Knowledge Base Tagged Articles Algae Articles tagged Algae Water Quality Factors in Farm Stock Water Supply Water supplied to farms whether from surface water sources like dams and waterway groundwater sources like bore water or rainwater can contain materials which are physically suspended in the water materials which are chemically dissolved in the waterstock organisms or biological material Whether or not they will be Read Article Categories Farm Water Planning Water Quality Tags algae farm water salinity stock water water quality Get a Free Quote Enter your name Phone number Email address Region NSW South Qld North Qld VIC TEST Postcode How can we help you Article Search Search Browse by Topic Buying Water Tanks Farm Water Planning Government Compliance Poly Storage Tanks Poly Water Tanks Stock Water Planning Tank Accessories Tank Maintenance Tanks Made From Victoria Water Quality Water Tank Installation Water Tank Maintenance Water Tank Standards Article Tags aquaplate water tanks as nz 4766 base preparation buyers guide cheap water tanks chemical tanks farm water galvanised steel water tanks groundwater industrial tanks iso 9001 livestock manufacturing mosquitoes poly tanks potable water primary industries private dams quality water tanks rainwater rainwater tanks rules regulations rural water salinity small water tanks stainless steel water tanks steel water tanks stock water stormwater surface water sustainable water tank accessories fittings tank foundations tank installation tank maintenance uv stabilisation water carting water diverter water quality water sources water storage water tank colours water tank comparisons water tank plumbing water tank prices

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  • Planning Your Farm Water Storage: An Overview
    by boring a hole down to the water table and then pumping it out as needed for irrigation and or storing in bore water tanks External water sources water that is piped in from a mains water supply or an agreed remote water source or water trucked in transport tanks to be stored on your property Types of Water Storage When it comes to storing water on your property there are three main options Water storage containers including rainwater tanks stormwater tanks bore water tanks stock water tanks and troughs Private dams that have naturally formed or are purpose built on your land to capture and store rain and surface water sources Waterways such as creeks on the property that can be pumped from and stored in water storage tanks Best Quality Water and Storage Your source of your water supply and its storage can mean additional maintenance and or testing before it is fit for household use stock consumption or irrigation purposes The purest and safest source of water besides a mains water supply is water captured as it falls from the sky rainwater Unlike other water sources the water quality of rainwater is not polluted from running across ground surfaces like stormwater has no salinity issues contamination concerns from animals and pesticides or evaporation issues like surface water sources has no need for microbiological and chemical testing to ensure it is fit for use like bore water Given the high quality and versatility of rainwater it arguably the best water source for farming This makes stock water tanks that are dedicated to collecting rainwater a valuable addition Add into the equation stormwater tanks and you can also harvest lesser quality water runoff that can be treated and used for different purposes Clark Tanks work closely with many farmers

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  • How to Calculate Water Storage Needs for Livestock
    pullet 4 18 weeks 100 200 per 1000 birds Laying hens 50 90 production 220 270 per 1000 birds Broilers 1 2 weeks 65 120 per 1000 birds Broilers 3 4 weeks 180 245 per 1000 birds Broilers 5 8 weeks 290 370 per 1000 birds Water consumption figures may vary due to seasonal conditions water and feed quality sex age and breed of stock For example British breed sheep require about 20 per cent more water than Merino sheep under hot conditions Sheep can also drink 40 more during summer than winter In extreme temperatures sheep and cattle can consume up to 80 more water Pregnant and lactating animals can need up to double their normal water intake Animals that are old also have a higher water requirement compared with younger stock due to their greater mass and size Keep in mind the pasture and dietary intake of your stock has a large influence on their water requirements If healthy green pastures can be provided then such can meet most of your stock water needs Sheep under such conditions may not even need to drink for many weeks Livestock Tolerance to Water Salinity The desirable maximum concentration of salt in your water for healthy animal growth is 2 000 mg L poultry 2 500 mg L dairy cattle 4 000 mg L beef cattle horses and pigs 5 000 mg L sheep Source Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality 2000 The figures provided within this article are estimates based upon different Australian sources For accurate estimates we recommend seeking out real life figures that closely match your own property environmental conditions and your particular breeds With an accurate picture of your annual water requirements you are in a position to better understand the storage

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  • Farming Water Planning Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    of the water varies pe Read Article Categories Farm Water Planning Tags private dams rainwater rural water stormwater water sources Evaluating the Quality of Your Farm s Water Sources Water for your property can come from a variety of sources and its quality will often differ across these sources So you need an understanding what each of your available water sources would be suitable for based on their quality In our article Types of Rural Water Sources in Farming we identified a wide range of Read Article Categories Farm Water Planning Tags rural water water quality water sources water testing How to Calculate Your Farm Water Needs If you run a farming business in rural Australia then obviously it is vital to have a renewable and affordable water supply You may have access to water on your property but if it isn t enough or you need to truck in a lot then your farming business may not be sustainable Your first step Read Article Categories Farm Water Planning Tags primary industries sustainable water water sources How to Plan Your Farm Water As a farmer or someone dealing with agriculture you would understand that water means everything to your land or livestock family and business The consequences of not having water are tragic and so it is extremely important to know how much water you need The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industrie Read Article Categories Farm Water Planning Tags primary industries sustainable water water sources water storage Previous Page Get a Free Quote Enter your name Phone number Email address Region NSW South Qld North Qld VIC TEST Postcode How can we help you Article Search Search Browse by Topic Buying Water Tanks Farm Water Planning Government Compliance Poly Storage Tanks Poly Water Tanks Stock Water Planning Tank

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  • Does the Sun Reduce the Life of Poly Water Tanks?
    main stabilisers used today are UV absorbers work by absorbing the UV light transforming it into heat and dissipating them throughout the tank UV absorber chemistries include benzophenones benzotriazoles and hydroxyphenyl triazines Hinderd Amine Light Stablisers HALS do not absorb UV radiation but act to inhibit degradation They work by targeting and neutralising free radical intermediates that are required for oxidisation to occur In both cases the damaging effect of the UV light is focused away from the base polymer and colourants due to interaction with the UV additive present in the base polymer So if you purchase a UV stabilised poly tank then you can have every confidence that it will stand the test of time in the Sun One way you can quickly tell if a tank is UV stabilised is by its finish a tank with a high glossy shine is often UV stabilised whereas a tank with a matte finish is not Finally when creating the polymer base and processing conditions it is important to know the specifics of the end use environment This helps to create the most effective stabilisation For example if colour does not matter such as in industrial grade tanks then carbon black resin can be used This is a great UV absorber and allows for storing harsh chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite To summarise UV stabilisers mean you can rest assured that your poly tank will withstand the harmful effects of the Sun The life of your poly water tank will last a long time up to 20 years and more Stablisers also protect the colour of your tank from fading Clark Tanks rainwater tanks are designed and built to last in tough Australian conditions If you have found this article helpful why not contact us today to discuss your needs

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