@Myfriendis410 - hey, now that i setup the ro you suggested (works great, thanks), i am off on my next setup rdwc. i picked up 2 17 gal containers from the store - mainly for reservoir but got to thinking will this be ok with using 5 gal buckets for plants. i intend to do only 2 plants, reservoir and water storage. intent is 2" returns with 1" out. if i could i would go to one for my plants but i doubt the 17 gal is big enough? i think i can go to a 27 gal but based on dimensions that is it. i cannot find anything that indicates if sizing differences like that could be an issue - 5 gal buckets, 17 gal reservoir.
tote is below. i think it is 26x17