Plastic tub as aquarium?

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So I recently put some aquarium plants up for sale and they went very fast. Now wondering if I could grow plants in plastic containers since I doubt I'm allowed another tank as I just got one 2 weeks ago.
I'd dirt the tanks, add a heater so they can grow faster and look at a light. Fry may also live in them from time to time, so I could add a sponge filter but mine is really loud for my parents so not too sure about that.

Thoughts on this? What plastic is safe? Yes I know there are cheap aquariums on FB market place but doubt I'm allowed another. Has anyone done this? Tips for growing plants quicker? I'm guessing I wouldn't have to cycle since it would only be plants. Also not sure what category to put this under. Thanks!
 

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HakeyrKelly said:
So I recently put some aquarium plants up for sale and they went very fast. Now wondering if I could grow plants in plastic containers since I doubt I'm allowed another tank as I just got one 2 weeks ago.
I'd dirt the tanks, add a heater so they can grow faster and look at a light. Fry may also live in them from time to time, so I could add a sponge filter but mine is really loud for my parents so not too sure about that.

Thoughts on this? What plastic is safe? Yes I know there are cheap aquariums on FB market place but doubt I'm allowed another. Has anyone done this? Tips for growing plants quicker? I'm guessing I wouldn't have to cycle since it would only be plants. Also not sure what category to put this under. Thanks!
You can use storage bins
 

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ponitboss said:
You can use storage bins
Would they be strong enough to hold water for an extended amount of time
 

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HakeyrKelly said:
Would they be strong enough to hold water for an extended amount of time
Yes should be I've seen people use them for breeding fighters
 

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Depends on how big the tub is. I used some Homed Depot brand 27gal tubs as porch ponds. On their own they bulged when filled with water so I built a small wood frame for them. But I imagine smaller totes would hold up ok with bracing. Could use something cylindrical as well. I have a 20gallon tote (think it’s to hold ice/beverages) in my fish shed right now and it’s holding up fine.

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