Re: NANFA-- plastic storage tubs as aquariums?

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:32:04 -0600

It depends on the tank. I have seen what look like heavy gray plastic stock
tanks split open. I am not sure why this happened actually, but it may have
been from ice, so that is not pertenant to keeping fish. I would avoid
metal tanks all together. I had kept various fish in a small galvanized tank
when I was a kid, and they would die mysteriously after a couple weeks. I
am pretty sure it was from the metals leaching into the water.

> What do you guys think of stock tanks. I was looking at some Rubbermaid
> ones, which I'm guessing would be fine. What about the metal ones, don't
> the rust eventually? Any one used an old rusty one, and how did it
> effect the fish, if at all.

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