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What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

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What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:50 am

I was talking with a lady in a pet shop today who said she has been keeping fish i particular goldfish for over 30 yeras
she says her holding tank for her pond fish is a very large kiddie pool that she keeps in her basement filtered with hang on backs...does this make sense?
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by Biulu on Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:20 pm

I would say that if she has been doing this for over 30 years successfully, she must be doing something right!
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:21 pm

I guess...
what do others think?
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by GaryE on Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:27 pm

It's actually not uncommon, for goldfish. You need a pool with no mould inhibitors, and you need to never invite anyone to visit your basement, but there's no reason it wouldn't work.
It's just ugly, inconvenient and inefficient in how it takes space.

You would need a larger version. The little ones can be as small as 15-20 gallons - one goldfish.
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:44 pm

Yep, in theory, I don't see why it wouldn't be sufficient! Ugly and clumsy, but provided the size is large enough, it seems like a great idea!
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:08 pm

OK
BELIEVE IT OR NOT THIS SAME WOMAN TOLD ME SHE HAS FRIENDS WHO HAVE ONE AS WELL IN THEIR FAMILY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT...
HER HUSBAND HAS PLACED BRICKS ALL AROUND THE PERIMETER OF IT AND HAS ALSO INCLUDED A POND LINER....THE FISH IE GOLD FISH LIVE IN IT ALL YEAR ROUND...
IT SITS IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROOM AND IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL SHE SAID!
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Post by Suprd71 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:52 pm

When I was a kid my brother and I netted a few very tiny Gar Pike from under a dock. He kept them in a kiddie pool in the basement all summer and we released them back into the lake in the fall. Anything that holds water and can support filtration can hold fish.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:01 pm

Makes sense to me, my first fish pond was actually an old bathtub. I just dug a hole in the ground and dropped it in. It looked pretty bad, but it worked for two seasons, if memory serves me correctly.

During the winter I had one of those hard plastic wading pools and a canister filter to hold them in. The kids didn't need it during the winter so what the heck.  A couple of years after that I graduated to one made out of several big bales of peat moss and lined with plastic.

As was mentioned, anything that can hold water and be properly filtered can hold fish. It doesn't have to look pretty, however it doesn't hurt.

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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by goldfishbetalover on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:10 pm

yes I guess it would work just fine
thnx everyone...
and yes just the kiddie pool on its own would likely be somewhat ugly or an eye sore and clumsy!!!!!!
I suppose if one was decorative and creative as this individual this woman mentioned was ie kiddie pool in centre of room with bricks all around it may not look to bad to the eye

Steve, I love the idea of an old bath tub!!!!
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Post by JayB on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Interesting what ideas folks come up with. As said, pretty much anything that will hold water can work. I've used large Rubbermaid tubs in a pinch.
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Post by sailfinja on Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:42 pm

During the summer my outside fish are housed in an old claw tub. When I was a kid and first started keeping fish I had Gambusia and mollies outside in an old vegitable crisper from a fridge. They did well except for those that jumped out of their tight quarters
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by goldfishbetalover on Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:45 am

I guess it is interesting what folks come up with!
Bath tubs to vegetable crisper's.....I guess indeed it is true if it can hold water and you can set a filter up you have a tank....
perhaps we will be looking at a very large kiddie pool in the future...not the clumsy type perhaps a little more money than this and create one large home for the comets!...mmmm....we'll see.......
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Re: What...a Kiddie Pool for a Tank?

Post by Sbenson11 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:15 am

I can hear the wheels turning  Very Happy 

indoor goldfish pond coming up.

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:01 am

oh I hope so....!!!!!!
I know the comets will be fine for a short time in their current homes...but this is only temporary
I really want all of them together in something very large!....
Looking ahead....one massive home for our finned babies.......between my husband and Shell's husband we just may be able to rig something up!!!!
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