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Old 06-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #1 
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platy grow out tank?

okay well ive run completely out of money. so i cant buy an actual tank for my platy fry to grow out in. i would like to grow them big enough to give to my lfs so that they wont sell them for food (ive become attached). so i was wondering if it was okay for them to be put into a makeshift tank, like a 5 gal storage container. i have an extra heater, and i have an air pump, but no extra filter. will they be okay without a filter if i do the necessary water changes?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #2 
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and we have an extra 20gal thats not being used, but the only thing we can put it on is a cast iron stand thats meants for a 10 gal. would it hold the weight of the 20 gal?
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #3 
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It would probably hold the weight but you have to be more concerned on on how the tanks weight is spread oout on the stand to keep it from cracking
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #4 
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I use to have a breeder box to care for the fry and float it on time of the tank. They are quite cheap too.
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you can do a storage container with airstone and heater. they don't need a filter just make sure to do many water changes and suction out uneaten foo every night.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #6 
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i have the box, but with 13 babies in there i dont think they'll be doing much growing. but i think ill start setting up the storage container because these babies are getting real big, real fast!
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