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Post Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:12 pm   300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

i just bought a 300 gallon stock tank that im going 2 make into a pond , right now its prtty bare i am going to set it up when i get a good filter for it . any recommendations on what kind i should get? i was thinking fluval 405 . anyway heres some photos Image


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So ive finally had the chance to make the skippy filter ! right now it looks kind of Bootleg but ill have it looking a little more decent in a few weeks. for media filter i used lava rocks just becouse its cheap ,later i want to complement it with some sponges well c what happens. its been about a week since i cleaned the pond so im just gunna let the filter take over , im hoping it cleans it for the most part atleast. im using a 330 gph pond pump and i think the plastic container that im using is about 10 or 15 gallons somewhere around there so ive got my fingers crossed and hoping thats big enough, i want to get a UV sterilizer later. anyway phase 1 of the skippy filter project complete


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:16 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

Awesome tank! Cool ferrets too :)

Minimum filter I would go with is a FX5 and it would still be underpowered for it. Two or a custom filter will be more suitable if this will be filled to the top.
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:55 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

kool ,thnx ill check em out
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:43 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

Awesome!!! I agree with Steve on the filter =)
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:41 am   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

awesome for sure.

@steve would the Fx5 work?! i'd think it'd be hard to raise the 200+ gallons ~2 feet.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:09 am   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

Fx5 isnt ment to be kept outside either, thats probably what concerns me the most.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:15 am   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

ive been thinking about making a diy filter out of a 55 gallon barrel and a gph pump if that doesnt work out well ill have to just figure out how i can make the 4X5 water proof to keep from getting wet from outside, shouldnt be 2 hard . thnx 4 the input everyone :) ill take pics and updates on how it goes
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:38 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

55 gallon filter would be epic, though the amount of bio media you need to buy would be crazy.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:54 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

diy like the skippy filters? heard they were pretty good for outdoor ponds.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:01 am   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

Gracie Turts: yup exactly what i had in mind , never made one b4 but doesnt look difficult
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:43 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:21 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

On or two 7 gallon buckets would work just fine. I have a 5 gallon bucket on my 125 G pond that has a pump of 600 GPH.

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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:50 pm   Re: 300 gallon stock tank upgrade :D

The water bins seems to be popular for ponds now. Looks like it'll be great.
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