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Old 04-20-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Breeding and keeping Peacocks in Storage bins??

Hey all,

An idea has struck me to potentially cure my want for more fish, despite the space and financial situation I am in.

I have been thinking about buying a 4 pack of 27 gallon storage totes. I know these specifically can hold water very well because they are very sturdy. I use one to hold my RO Water and there is no flimsiness whatsoever. Unfortunately, for my budget and quality they only have black for color instead of clear.

What I would do is install two HOB Filters on two of them, and then for the other two I would install sponge filters.

For the heating, I would get some 100 W Heaters. But will that melt the plastic?

For the lighting I would buy approximately 16 feet of LED Strip Lighting that is waterproof, and rig it so it will work with the set up.

Other than that, is there anything else I would need, or would this even work? The bins all come with lids if needed. I would like to breed some Lemon Jakes, Otter Points, and OB Peacocks in these. I would put one trio or a proven pair in each bin.

Thoughts, comments, or suggestions?? I really hope this could work. If you know of any other additional supplies that I would need, please do comment!!

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 PM   #2
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UPDATE: I found a four pack of Clear Rubbermaid containers the same size (116 Quarts / 27 Gallons) for only a few bucks more.
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So a lot of breeders use tubs, trash cans and even small pools. It happens. When possible try and find food safe.
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So a lot of breeders use tubs, trash cans and even small pools. It happens. When possible try and find food safe.


Trash cans? Oh my, I can't even imagine what that would be like for the fish. I can guarentee that these tubs will be clean and safe for the fish and well-kept.

Would you recommend any substrate or rock/decor for the breeding? Or would you just keep it simple with water only?

Thanks for your reply!!
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It's best to have 1 male with 3 or 4 females. Males can be very aggressive with the females.

In regards to the tank setup. No need for substrate but a few rocks would be good to provide hiding places for the females when needed. And females usually lay the eggs on a large flat rock.
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