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Fish in barrel

Postby RTG » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:07 am

Hi,

My 60g tank sprung a small leak yesterday. I have transferred all the fishes to a 200 ltr water barrel (the tall blue ones) filled it with water from the aquarium. I have to travel and wont be able to fix the aquarium for at least another two weeks. Can the fishes survive in the barrel during this period. Will the barrel need filtration or air stone?

This is what is currently in the barrel:
2 bristlenose pleco
1 Chinese algae eater
1 bala shark
1 rainbow shark
1 clown loach
5 Panda Cory
5 otocinclus
4 hillstream loach
16 cardinal tetra
12 rummy nose tetra
10 black neon tetra
few trumpet snails and plants
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby zhi » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:01 pm

not an expert... but some may idea.... air stone seems logical..filtration should do good too.. i mean if they need it in the aquarium ... why not in a barrel... good luck.
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby zhi » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:01 pm

not an expert... but some may idea.... air stone seems logical..filtration should do good too.. i mean if they need it in the aquarium ... why not in a barrel... good luck.
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby RTG » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:52 pm

The thing is I don't have a separate filter. There is a sump built into the back of the aquarium and its part of the aquarium itself. Anyway, its been two days and the fishes seems to be doing just fine...
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby hrishi007 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 am

Your hillstream loach will trouble surviving in the barrel as they need highly oxygenated water..I would suggest put in a bio filter.
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby bappa » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:02 am

put a air pipe on the barrel for o2 transfer dont keep it in the low light place .dont worry

i hope all fish will happy..:)
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby bappa » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:03 am

few year ago i also faced same issue
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby RTG » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:55 am

I have setup a DIY airline filter in the barrel, there is good agitation from bubbles breaking surface. I haven't lost any fish yet, hope this holds true for couple more weeks.
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Re: Fish in barrel

Postby zhi » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:11 am

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