Re: NANFA-- plastic storage tubs as aquariums?
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 23:56:37 EST

In a message dated 01-02-22 23:12:33 EST, you write:

<< The rubbermaid ones are fine....they won't break down easily; they'll warm
the water more because of their dark color, but for growing algae, that
shouldn't be too much of an issue. >>

I agree with Noturus. The rubbermaids will also grow the nice long "hair"
algae on the sides that is nice for baby fish and I haven't had that kind of
growth on the 55-gallon half barrels. The other good thing about the 55
gallon barrels is if you only cut a "lid" into the round section, more like
shaving the barrel instead of cutting it in half lengthwise, they make good
worm containers. The contour keeps the worms from crawling out and also
encourages retainage of humidity. I've had one going all winter and I've
never had healthier looking worms - both earthworms and nightcrawlers.
Bruce Scott

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,