Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Fry Tank Build out of Electrical Panels

    Discussion in 'DIY Projects and Ideas' started by astrocreep, Jan 7, 2019.

    1. astrocreep

      astrocreep Candiru

      Real Name:
      Nick
      Joined:
      May 30, 2018
      Messages:
      334
      Likes Received:
      222
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Tulsa, OK
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:29 PM
      These are the mounting lugs for where the backpan would mount. They need to be cut off.

      I originally planned to cut them and grind them down, but I think the best thing to do is to cut them as close to the weld as i can, and put a big glob of epoxy or silicon on top of the bare metal. Surely that will seal it off.

      20190111_174753.jpg 20190111_174808.jpg
       
    2. Lepisosteus

      Lepisosteus Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Matt
      Joined:
      May 20, 2014
      Messages:
      2,835
      Likes Received:
      1,327
      Trophy Points:
      154
      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Last Seen:
      Today at 8:15 PM
      There are a lot of galvanized steel fish stock tanks. I used to have a few of them couple years back that I grew out LMB fry for the pond in. For these, I would seal them up with 1-3 coats of pond armour first
       
    3. aae0130

      aae0130 Gambusia

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 3, 2018
      Messages:
      35
      Likes Received:
      17
      Trophy Points:
      8
      Last Seen:
      Today at 7:16 PM
      I was going to guess that it may be just plain old powder paint but if it is primed it wouldnt be that. From your description I am guessing the paint may have u v inhibitors so it may leech poisons in the water
       
      #13 aae0130, Jan 13, 2019 at 9:28 PM
      Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 9:34 PM
    4. astrocreep

      astrocreep Candiru

      Real Name:
      Nick
      Joined:
      May 30, 2018
      Messages:
      334
      Likes Received:
      222
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Tulsa, OK
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:29 PM
      I looked up the chemical resistance ratings from the factory.

      First pic is how the test is conducted and for how long. Second pic is their number system for whether they recommend exposure to said chemical. Third pic is where i circled the rating for Distilled water, which happens to be right next to ethyl alcohol and ethylene glycol, all of which get a no deterioration rating at all.

      Now it does give a lesser rating for Chlorine water 5-10ppm, but assuming the water is de-chlorinated this shouldn't be an issue right?

      Sorry for the crap pics

      20190114_130141.jpg 20190114_130926.jpg 20190114_125632.jpg
       
      #14 astrocreep, Jan 14, 2019 at 2:15 PM
      Last edited: Jan 14, 2019 at 2:21 PM
    5. aae0130

      aae0130 Gambusia

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 3, 2018
      Messages:
      35
      Likes Received:
      17
      Trophy Points:
      8
      Last Seen:
      Today at 7:16 PM
      So it is enamel. Plenty of dishes and mugs are painted with enamel.
       
    6. astrocreep

      astrocreep Candiru

      Real Name:
      Nick
      Joined:
      May 30, 2018
      Messages:
      334
      Likes Received:
      222
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Tulsa, OK
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:29 PM
      I would consider coating the inside with something, but the pond stuff is kinda pricey in my opinion
      Yeah I guess so, was that what you were asking?

      I knew from building them almost daily that it was for sure paint over primer, sorry I wasn't able to be more specific.
       
    7. TheWolfman

      TheWolfman Peacock Bass

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Sep 5, 2010
      Messages:
      457
      Likes Received:
      686
      Trophy Points:
      115
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Long island ny
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:22 PM
      Fill her up and put some feeders in there as a test.
       
    8. astrocreep

      astrocreep Candiru

      Real Name:
      Nick
      Joined:
      May 30, 2018
      Messages:
      334
      Likes Received:
      222
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Tulsa, OK
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:29 PM
      Yeah I was kinda thinking the same thing, maybe throw some culls in there for a test run. I think it will be fine though.

      I've been sick for like two weeks so hoping to get some work going on the enclosures soon, I will update
       
      TheWolfman likes this.
    9. slipshodman

      slipshodman Plecostomus

      Real Name:
      Chris
      Joined:
      Oct 26, 2016
      Messages:
      151
      Likes Received:
      141
      Trophy Points:
      51
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Australia
      Last Seen:
      Today at 8:50 PM
      As for connecting the two tanks together you could use some clear PVC or acrylic and build a water bridge between the tanks , no drilling and you would be able to see the fry swimming from one tank to the other

      upload_2019-1-17_12-39-37.png
       
      astrocreep likes this.
    10. astrocreep

      astrocreep Candiru

      Real Name:
      Nick
      Joined:
      May 30, 2018
      Messages:
      334
      Likes Received:
      222
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Tulsa, OK
      Last Seen:
      Today at 5:29 PM
      Man I'd love to do this, the only problem is they are only going to be 10" deep roughly, you think thats enough to work with?
       

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store