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galvanized steel stock tank

Discussion in 'Indoor Ponds' started by soggysandwich, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. soggysandwich

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    could you use a galvanized steel stock tank to make a indoor pond? i was thinking about getting the 3' Wide x 2' Deep x 8' Long its only 170$ would make a nice tank. maybe keep my pbass in there when it out grow my 75. what do you guys think?

    here is the site with the tanks http://www.stockyardsupply.com/page11/index2.html
     
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    I'd worry about it leaching. You'd have to line it first. I prefer getting a rubbermaid or similar product for this reason.
     
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    the rubbermaid 300 gallon are better. metal one dont last very long and most are already starting to rust at the store
     
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    oh, i was kind leaning to that one cause of the dimensions and the space i have. do you think i could have a pbass in a 58"L x 39"W x 25"H tank for live? i think that might be too small. or maybe a 6' x 2' x 2'?
     
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    It will work
    Put a liner in it
     
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    Rubbermaids are expensive.
    Galvanized Troughs last pretty good IMO.
    we have them on our farm and they are pretty tough.
    A few weeks ago there was a tornado on our farm and some of them got picked up and thrown into other pastures.

    One of the 10s was impaled on a tree but the others were just dented

    but dont get me wrong the rubbermaids are tough too. just more pricey
     
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    yeah that why i wanted at galvanized one they are cheap, but how would i go about making a bulk head if there was a liner in it?
     
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    my advice is dont use a bulk head.

    use a large pump on the bottome of the pond and pump water into your filter and have the filter spill into your tank
     
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    good idea, thanks. i hope i can get a pond, my parents arent to open about lots of tanks
     
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    alright man good luck.
     
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