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    galvanized steel stock tank

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

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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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