That rack would work it looks like.. I think it would be fine honestly. I am just paranoid, but with that much weight it can hold, I don't think you're going to have any issue with it bowing if it holds that much per shelf :)
And I'm actually looking at this and wondering if I could get it to work for me LOL.. just have to see whether or not I can house 29 gallons on it and give me room to get into the tank to clean, etc lol
Originally Posted by Jayloo
When I move I have decided that I'm going to spawn in ten gallons and maintain them to four weeks old. Then transfer them to a 55 gallon garbage tub/can for grow out. The disadvantage is that I won't be able to see the bottom or the fry. The upside is large space and it is waist high. Will place a HOB filter as 4 week ok fry are usually too big to be sucked up. I figure it will help tons with space issues.
Four weeks is still rather young to move them.. you are probably going to want to wait until closer to 6 weeks if you are going to place them in a dark container like that... and even then, HOB isn't ideal. You should be having them with a sponge filter on very low within the first week.. keep in mind, they will need oxygen in the water the first 6-7 weeks. And at 4 weeks, can easily get sucked to the intake section of an HOB filter... why it's recommended to use sponge filters. I would think the soonest you could use an HOB filter would be nearer 3 months old.. but you'll need a sponge filter long before that.
Also, it may be a lot of water (gallon wise), but it's high.. not long.. which means less space for them as they will stay nearer the top.. so actually it's a disfavor to them rather than giving them more..
You will also want to reconsider using those garbage tubs.. with them being so black you won't be able to see what you are sucking up at the bottom with your vacuuming it.. at 4 weeks you can very easily suck up fry, and even with a strong light, the bottom will be black. Also, you don't want the fish to live in such blackness all the time.. they need to learn to adjust and accept light, etc.. being kept prolonged in the dark can damage their eyesight in some ways.. imagine living in a room painted black with very very little light for a couple months, then taken out and exposed to bright tank lights. Will stress them out, imo.
You can buy clear tubs that are 20-40 gallons, those would be better.
I could be completely wrong.. I just don't know anyone who keeps their grow outs in those large garbage containers.. just those tubs at the most.