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void
Hi,
I've just bought one of those kid's foldable swimming pool (not the inflated one, but the one with the rigid wall type)... diameter is 244cm and height is 46cm... I'm thinking to keep some of my goldfishes there... Do you guys think it's suitable? rolleyes.gif
kiatmobile
Did you see candid camers?
What happen after thet?
Hmm....might happen or....
HappyBuddha
Any forms of container will work so long as the material used is not toxic, and most importantly, does not leak. smile.gif
Hamad
I have tried this some time ago and it was really great...I got a really large one [around 500gallons] and the only problem was changing water....Taking the water out was really easy but replacing it with clean water that has no chlorine was the hard part so I had to give it up.
CyberET
hehe.. what i do with large volumes of water changes is i dose antichlorine 2x, and top up water from the tap slowly.. only problem is the cost of anti chlorine & water.. sad.gif

or another way u could try.. either trickle the water through a carbon filter.. or after topping up.. leave activated carbon in for a day or two
Hamad
That's quite interesting CyberET! Thanks! You know I would love to hunt tiny goldfish from stores that I think might have potential and keep them in such a large container to grow and see if I can do it well. It's like planting seeds and watch it grow, would feel great! yes.gif
jhansolo
I suppose you mean those that I can get from Toys 'R' Us. I do remember reading somewhere that the plastic used is not suitable for fish keeping. I've not tried it to keep fish, but I used it to hold water during my posting in KL 4 years ago, I was caught in a dry spell and I used it to hold water for flushing.

From that experience I think it is going to a great effort to keep the pool clean. The plastic used is a kind of slimy surface which will drive you nuts when you try to clean. It is full of pattern so it double the effort to locate dirt.

If you keep indoors that is quite alright, but when it outdoors, when it overflows (rain), the walls can collapse and out goes all the water.

Cheers
smgutie
QUOTE(jhansolo @ Tue 27 Jan 2004 07:28 AM)

If you keep indoors that is quite alright, but when it outdoors, when it overflows (rain), the walls can collapse and out goes all the water.

that is my only concern also. with my experience (when i was little) this happens a lot with the flimsy pools.

i would almost try to get one of the huge blow up swimming pools with the air pump.

good luck and let us know how it goes.

Sam
void
Hehehe... I haven't tried yet... the portable pool still wrapped in the box... My wife wouldn't want me to set up in the living room... and I won't set up outdoor (too dangerous)... No worries, I'll keep you updated once it's got running... yes.gif
East_Ozeki
QUOTE(void @ Thu 22 Jan 2004 03:20 PM)
Hi,
I've just bought one of those kid's foldable swimming pool (not the inflated one, but the one with the rigid wall type)... diameter is 244cm and height is 46cm... I'm thinking to keep some of my goldfishes there... Do you guys think it's suitable?  rolleyes.gif

I use the blue tubs. I do not add any anti-chlorine for the fresh water, but I have it under the sun for a day or two then put in the fish.
CyberET
does chloramine degrade into other stuffs in the sun?
void
QUOTE(CyberET @ Thu 12 Feb 2004 09:21 AM)
does chloramine degrade into other stuffs in the sun?

i think it will just evaporate into the air... please correct me if i'm wrong... hehe... yes.gif
jhansolo
I really don't think chloramine can just evaporate into the air. chloramine do needs a chemical reaction to reduce it to chlorine. Unless our air is so polluted that there is these chemical to initiate the reaction.
Allan
QUOTE(CyberET @ Thu 12 Feb 2004 09:21 AM)
does chloramine degrade into other stuffs in the sun?

It does not. In fact, it's precisely because they stay in the water longer than chlorine that the utility board added chloramine into our tap water.

The presence of chloramine makes "ageing" water pointless unless you age it for, if I am not wrong, about 2 weeks.

Get some anti-chlorine crystals; they are cheap and effect.
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