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Old 09-14-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Are Rubbermaid Tubs OK for a QT?

It's not that I'm a cheap skate, but I've gor several 20 gallon plastic tubs leftover from my brewing days. Wondering if thye'd be OK as a QT.

I figure the opaque nature of the plastic might help the fish. But then again, you probably couldn't get them as clean as glass.

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As long as you can provide good water conditions I would think so. I would be concerned with reusing something that was used for brewing though. A new tub might be the better option.

I have kept fish in a tub for a couple of days before waiting transfer.
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Are you sure you could suffeciently sterilize whatever would be left over from brewing to keep fish in them?
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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I agree it can work. Also, chances are you're gonna spend more on your fish than you will a new tub. Buy a new one.
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I just used these tubs to store barley malt. I think they'd work, but I'll probably go with a glass QT.

With $4 grand into this hobby, whats another $50 bucks?

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the rubbermaid isnt a problem.. people use them as sumps all the time.. If you know that barley malt will not be harmfull (clueless here) then the ones you already have would be fine..
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Safest bet is with glass or a new tub. You never know what might have leached into the plastic of the used one.
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One goal of a QT is to *watch* the fish for problems. If you can't see the fish very well, then it's hard to notice a problem and be able to treat it quickly. I had a sick fish in a hospital bucket and I'd have to remove the fish's rock every day to see how he was doing. That was VERY stressful for him. If I had had him in a tank he probably would have survived.

I'd recommend a tank.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:56 AM   #9
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It's a box, think outside of it...

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Too funny! Nice looking tub as well. 8)
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