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Fish Suggestions "summer Tubbing"

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#1 Departure

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:38 PM

Just wondering what fish would be suitable to keep under a patio outside in Perth weather, It's coming up to summer and would really like to throw some fish into those brown plastic olive barrels, I have 2 barrels that I have cut in half's to make 4 "tubs". If anyone does the "Summer Tubbing" thing maybe you could throw up a few suggestions plus tips and tricks to keeping a summer tub going. I have 4 extra large seeded sponge filters and a bigboy airpump and ready to go. I think it might be just a tad cold just yet to set up, as night temps are still around 10 degree Celsius, but was thinking once it reaches around 15 Celsius during the nights that would be a good time to start. All ideas and suggestions welcome regarding the fish and tub setup



#2 Poncho

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:02 AM

Malawis will be fine in that situation - I do the same in my aquaponics and raise fry in an IBC with that filter setup. It works brilliantly and easy to feed heavily and bale out a few buckets every week for wc.

Still a little cold but it'll get there in a couple weeks time

#3 Departure

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Poncho, it's good to know Malawis would work, Unfortunately I got rid of my Africans a few years ago, I have a heap of Albino bristlenose fry I was thinking of throwing out in the tubs and was thinking of throwing some cherry shrimp in one of the tubs also, and maybe some corydoras that I have could be a good edition to "Summer tubbing"



#4 Departure

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

So I started setting up the "Summer Tubbing" I cut olives barrels in half and used 3 out of 4, bought some bricks at bunning's for a couple dollars each and pine timber(1800mm long) for $4 each, Had some varnish/stain and gave them a coat so it doesn't look so ghetto with pine. tested it by filling them up with water and they didn't move an inch.

 

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#5 Delapool

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

They look nice! Do you get much evaporation? Tempted on this for side of house in shade.

#6 Departure

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

Just a quick update,

I decided to try guppies first before putting bristlenose and corydora out there and they are breeding like crazy with no casualties  so far, haven't really been monitoring the temps but I will start doing that as it heats up more during January and February, as for evaporation.. I work away 3 weeks at a time and the wife just feeds them for me and no water changes on these tubs, I lost about 1/4 water level over the 3 weeks, so thats not too bad. While im home I do weekly water changes and do not notice much evaporation.



#7 Delapool

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:31 PM

Would it be worth putting Perspex over them or something? I’m not losing that much but noticing the shrimp tank has more water lost now with it getting hotter and it’s pretty well covered except around the HOB filter.

#8 Departure

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:35 AM

yeah might use a bit of perspex while im away, otherwise I don't see a great deal of water loss while im home doing water changes each week.







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