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Additional Information on Frame Tanks

Customer was looking for a 5000 gal frame tank and wanted additional information on how these tanks can be used. Learn more about these tanks and their various applications.


Price of a 5000 gallon frame tank. Longevity in sunlight, for aquaponics application....can you install drain?


frame tanksA frame tank features a flexible design that can be adapted to several different fittings including drains and connection ports. Available fittings including aluminum, polypropylene, camlock and storz.

These tanks have commonly been used for a wide variety of applications include aqua based storage, emergency water storage of fire fighting efforts, fuel storage and even plant storage.

For aquaponics, food grade option may work best. This will provide you with an inner liner of FDA and NSF 61 materials, equipping the tank for use with materials that will later be consumed. In addition to the safety inner liner, the outer exterior of these tanks are made from a highly durable fabric that is designed specifically for outdoor storage and dependable use. The fabric materials used for the tank can vary based on your application, but typically each fabric features a UV resistance for extended use in outdoor conditions.

Frame tanks typically come with two different frame options:

Steel Frame:

  • Uses 7/8" 4 gauge Round Tube Steel
  • Equipped with heavy-duty laser cut hinge
  • Mig-welded construction

Aluminum Frame:

  • Uses 1" x 1" x 1/8" 6061 Square Tube Aluminum
  • Laser cut hinges
  • 20-25% weight savings over steel
  • Aluminum mig-welded construction

Longevity on a 5000 gal frame tank will depend on your application, outdoor conditions, and wear and tear that is placed on the tank. Different applications may allow the tank to last longer than others.

Sizing for a 5000 gal frame tank will generally feature the following deployed dimensions:

  • Length: 11 feet and 3 inches
  • Width: 11 feet and 3 inches
  • Height: 29 inches

If you require a tank of a different size, please let us know and we'll see if this is something that we can accommodate. Additionally, please let us know what drain size you would require so we can see if one of our options match your specifications.

For pricing information for a 5000 gal frame tank, please feel free to Request a Price Quote. Don't hesitate to contact our tech team for further questions at +1-772-646-0597.

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