RE: NANFA-- plastic storage tubs as aquariums?

chuckmiro (
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:24:11 -0500

> I agree about the rubbermaid water containers, just be
> careful as they gather heat because they are dark-colored and
> can cook if left in direct sun for parts of the day during
> summer. I like getting plastic 55 gallon barrels (for $5)and
> cutting them in half - lengthwise and using each half as a 25
> gallon nursery for my dwarf crayfish and other small fish or
> fish fry. They create lots of surface area for the volume of
> water and also do well at growing water plants. I just put
> pond mud in the bottom, fill with water, plant and place
> where the tub gets sufficient sunlight. And as you can see
> from the math, I get a 25 gallon container for $2.50.
> Bruce Scott

Do you find it necessary to do water changes and use mechanical filtration
in this kind of setup?

Chuck Miro
Northern Virginia

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