Silver Magnets and Trickle Tanks

You might have found this site because you have been directed here to learn about silver recovery products. Over the last 10+ years I had the privilege of distributing products made by USI — trickle tanks, test kits, and silver magnets. I’m sorry to say that I will no longer be selling some of these products. The manufacturer has decided to close shop. If you purchased a silver magnet off of ebay recently or are planning on it, be advised they might not work and I can not help you.

The great news is the person whom I have been working with for all these years has decided to continue making trickle tanks. As soon as I learn the new price I will add to this post. Please be advised the prices will go up from time to time so in a year or two or three if you see this price ( it is 2022 ) the price might be a little different.

What is a trickle tank ?

A trickle tank is a system that uses something like a metal filter. Fixer and wash water that contain silver are poured into a bucket and it slowly makes its way into the filter and silver is filtered out. There is no need to worry about “not enough silver in my fixer” because the trickle tank doesn’t care.

Thanks for your interest!

Author: jnanian

I am a Freelance Photographer in Rhode Island. I make photographs using a variety of methods with and without a camera, and I teach photography online and in person. I make photo emulsions from scratch, I coat my own photo paper and make cyanotypes too. I am a huge fan of Caffenol ( I helped write the Caffenol Cookbook ) and instead of instant coffee, I roast my own Sumatra Robusta beans. I sell them so you can make your own long lasting, film and print developer called Sumatranol. I also sell silver recovery products.