CICHLID PADDLING POOL!!!!

Gothyc_samurai

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what do you think to this wacky idea of a paddling pool with adequate filtration as an alternative to tank?

i have:
6 Oscars, 3 - 4"
2 JD's, 4 - 5"
1 RedHump, 5"
1 Apollo Shark, 6"
1 Synspilum male, 11"
3 Mbuna Malawi, 1 - 5"
1 Gibbiceps, 13"
1 Brown Spot Syno 6"
1 Blue Lobster 5"
1 Blue Loach 4"
1 African Knife 8"
1 Black Ghost Knife 5"
1 Clarias Catfish 7"
1 Golden Tinfoil Barb 6"
1 Lima Shovel Nose Cat 8"
1 African Clawed Frog 4"

All crammed into a 100 gal tank, my 100 Crashed as i have 2 100 gal tanks, 1 crashed but i have a childs paddling pool, of 7ft circle by 1ft high, and i thought they could all be happier in this, they were split b4 between the two tanks but the 1 crashed and is cracke so ive thrown it away... :headbang2 feed back plz!!
 

Mourinho18

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i say do it as a temporary thing only. If your really set on it however, I say to atleast outfit the pool with some pond liner. And your not supposed to fill kiddie pools all the way to the top. About 80 percent max is what ive heard.
 

Ash

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for now they should be okay, but I do own some of those fish and they get pretty big you might want to consider getting a bigger tank, we keep most of ours in a 125 but they are starting to out grow we we looking for over 200gal tank. =) ooo but if you build a realpond that would be awesome!
 

paracyprichromis

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No kiddie pools do not have an algicide on them. I have used them for years without problems. Now above ground pools proably have an algicide. It will wear off. Not sure how long it takes. If algie grows on the sides then its probably gone.

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