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Any thoughts on this tank? Any one have any experience with the durability general quality? I am torn between this and a 300 gallonrubber maid tank. This one is over twice the size for only 100 bucks more. Or I could buy two rubbermaid 300 gallon tanks.

I want a good foundation to start with and will probably expand if I start to small.


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2 feet( 61cm) is a bit shallow. Just my opinion.

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by the time you leave a couple of inches below the top, the depth of water is starting to get a bit shallow for the fish :wink:

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Ok,,you guys are making me nervous now,,,mmmmmmm two people that agree with me :shock:

What next??? Chappo for PM>>> :roll: :cheers:

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Not ideal but at the moment i have 40 trout all 200 mm in a tank 2 mm+1m +300 mm

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NO-ONE say anything about skinny trout!!!! :lol:

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What is considered a decent to good depth? It sounds like it would work but the fish might not be happy.

FF- Do your trout have more problems than normal with your setup? (I think you have on more "m" than needed in your measurements). How long have you used it? Do you think you need to change?


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I have found that my fish grow better in relation th the depth of the tank they are in, even guppies and platties and goldies... The extra water pressure seems to be linked to the growth... I use shallow water for small fish (like a nursery) and for redclaw... I personally am sold on at least 80cm to 1m in depth (not counting the gap at the top of the tank)

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Tilapia and catfish can jump out of a tank too so you either need some distance between the water level and top of the tank or have a lid on the tank that the fish can bounce off back down into the tank.

Anyway, I think I would probably go for something a bit deeper if you must buy a tank. I would also probably think that the black rubbermaid 300 gallon tanks will stand up better to sun than the blue. Something deeper that you can sink a little way into the ground will give you the benefit of the ground contact thermal mass which can be a good thing here in Florida for both summer and winter, at least if you are growing warm water fish like tilapia.

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What is considered a decent to good depth? It sounds like it would work but the fish might not be happy.

FF- Do your trout have more problems than normal with your setup? (I think you have on more "m" than needed in your measurements). How long have you used it? Do you think you need to change?

Fish seem quite happy they are growing quite fast Been there since march Next year will put some in there and same amount in an ibc At the moment theres a continuous flow of water in and out
conversion to inches fish 8 in tank is 40 in = 80 in =12 in deep


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That tank should hold up well the only down side I see, (if it is one), is its depth.
I almost picked one of them when I started. If it was just a foot deeper for my tastes its a keeper.

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The 300 gal rubbermaid tank is 25" deep. I have seen the 625 gal stock tank at a fish farm in Fort Worth. They are not quite as sturdy as the rubbermaid. I don't know how old they are, but some have been in the sun for so long they are almost white now. He raises koi in them.

We have our 300 gal rm partially sunk in the ground to help keep it cool (we are at 105 degrees air temp right now.) The tank is staying in the 80s.

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If you can get two rubbermaids I would prefer that because you could have some flexibility in separating the fish by size or breed or other... The 625 gallon ones are very very wide; to me it would be better to have more depth than width.

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