Re: NANFA-- plastic storage tubs as aquariums?

Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:50:50 -0600 (EST)

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 wrote:
> 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.

Just curious. How do you manage to keep the barrel sections from rolling
around and dumping the contents?


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