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Farm trough fish tank?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Lord Viykor, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Lord Viykor

    Lord Viykor Member

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    What is everyone's thoughts on using one of these for a fish tank? I'm assuming if cattle can drink/feed from it it would be okay.

    It can be produced in food grade resin if needed, just adds to the cost.

    http://www.clarktanks.com.au/Farm-Products-Troughs.htm

    I was considering a 1700 litre model for my next set-up.
     
  2. RupertofOZ

    RupertofOZ New Member

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    Only problem is see Tony... is the height...

    At 560mm.... unless you employ a "Chift Pist"/"Chop" system...

    You'll draw down the tank when you pump to your growbeds...

    This could limit the number of fish you stock.... particularly in regard to oxygenation...

    The depth would probably also mean that the tank temperature might vary quite considerably...

    With hot weather evaporative losses could be large... and oxygen depletion a potential problem due to the tank warming quickly...

    Personally... I'd be looking for something about 800mm (31-32") deep... minimum...
     
  3. Tsaphah

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    The 55 gal/250L trough would make a great GB though!
    From my fish hatchery mate, 3 foot/900mm is a minimum depth, for temp stability and aeration reasons.
     
  4. Lord Viykor

    Lord Viykor Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    I was considering a "Chift Pist"/"Chop" system and see your point on the lack of depth. This may be a better option

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    I'll get a price on the 55 gal/250L troughs they would make a great GB.
     
  5. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Here is another great tank
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    or this one,

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    or this one,

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    Why settle for second rate in something as important as a food production system ?
    I understand that personal budget can be a limiting factor.....but go for the best you can....it is that important.
     
  6. orcy2010

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    I just contacted clarke about the troughs for use as growbeds. the prices are as follows

    200ltr long trough $160.00 Bare
    250ltr long trough $180.00 "
    360ltr round trough $200.00 "

    this compares pretty favourably with any of the commercial growbeds, and I like the sizing. I think I may get 3 of the 250l ones, two as growbeds, and one as a duckweed cultivation pond

    cheers
     
  7. Lord Viykor

    Lord Viykor Member

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    Good work, I was pretty lax in following it up. The 1700 ltr round trough in food grade resin is $750.
     
  8. dufflight

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    I see them 1700ltr tubs and I think grow bed.:)
     
  9. Tsaphah

    Tsaphah Member

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    Says he who has a 18000L (if not bigger) fish tank!
     
  10. Daryl

    Daryl New Member

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    I have a empty 30,000lt poly tank sitting around, every time I look at it I think about cutting it in half and making two tanks but just the thought of finding enough GB's keeps stopping me

    for the time being anyway

    and I think Duffs pool is closer to 55,000lt
     
  11. dufflight

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    Cut the top third of the tank off and use it as the GB.:)
     
  12. fishfood

    fishfood Active Member

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    Jees i wish i had a spare 30,000 litre tank just lying around
     
  13. davidstcldfl

    davidstcldfl New Member

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    Me too.....!
     
  14. dufflight

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    30000ltr tank = 20000ltr fish tank with a 10000ltr grow bed.:carrot: I'm buying my rainwater tanks too small.:genius:
     
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    Store the water in tank for saving water. Used Fish Tank for that specific purpose.
     

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