Rubbermaid storage bins suggestion

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Orion5, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    Hey everyone!

    This isn't really a thread, but more like a suggestion. :)

    As you might know I'm a big fan of those rubbermaid roughneck storage bins as temporary houseing for fish during illness, moving, or what have you. But I realized that the deeper ones tend to start bulging at the top and middle the more water you put in them, and if you leave them bulging they can have a slight tendency to crack or warp. I've discovered that before filling it with water you should wrap the bin in duct tape in three places- the bottom, middle and right at the top - to reinforce it a little before adding the water.

    Just a thought in case you need to use one. :)

  2. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    Good tip... I think it should be added/moved to the tips/tricks thread!
  3. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    Good idea! I tried moving the thread but couldn't locate the tips/tricks topic though... :(
  4. JustKeepSwimmingWell Known MemberMember

    I know someone who was using barrels - I'm guessing rain barrels - to house her platys outside during the summer. They might take to huge amounts of water a little better if all else fails.

    Another, cheaper suggestion would be mop buckets. You can buy them brand new for just over a buck.
  5. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    I like the opaque rubbermaid's, they let more light in and you can see them swimming! :D

  6. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    I do use mop buckets for very temporary housing of fish, but I remember once I moved and the tank cracked. The rubbermaids came in really handy. I could install the filter, put the rocks in and heater and run the thing like the real aquarium for well over a week. Probably would have lasted longer too!

    And back when we used to prepare our water before a water-change...:) ... it was handy to have these containers to store the new water in overnight. :)

    I do like that transparent model!!

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