I got a two 55 gallon food grade drums just sitting around and have been considering a few options. I know I want to use them for fish but can't decide what to use them for, and I'm not sure how to go about setting them up for the different uses.
- Slice them in half and use them as grow out tanks for fry (I have 2 pairs conditioning right now. My second attempt). A 25 gallon grow-out is ideal, but I would like to know if anyone else had tried this.
- Cut them in half from top to bottom to make two halves that are long and shallow rather then tall and deep, then digging a spot in the back yard for each. I would love to put betta in them, and have kept a pond before, but my husband doesn't want a pond right now (He wants to remove a couple of trees in the front yard first) This would just be something little for me to play with.
- Place one on the front porch. This idea appeals to me the most. I could make it as deep or shallow as I like, paint the outside however I want and place a mess of girls in it, or maybe a few small goldfish (I AM putting in a pond next spring. No buts about that).
Of course with goldfish I wouldn't have to worry about heat, but betta.. well, I'm just not sure. It might be a bad idea altogether. Any thoughts would be appreciated. And more ideas are welcome!
Has anyone else done something like this? I'd love to hear about it, and pictures would be nice!