First of all, I truly hope this is in the right spot and that I can accurately translate what is in my head onto the screen and not appear as a doof, etc. It definitely (I think) falls into a DIY category, and as I tend to be one who tries many different things, before figuring out if they will work for me,and usually eliciting snarky comments from my guy such as, " Toldja it wouldn't work!" (grr) I thought I might prevail upon you guys in the know. (pant pant)
Okay. I'm wondering if the tubs that I've read on (thank you Charlene, the sticky was soo cool, esp for this noob) that do so well outdoors could be used indoors. Bear with me. I'll try to explain.
I'm not thinking the gigantic ones (too expensive for my penny budget) but more along the lines of the clear ones, seen at the local Wallie World, Dollar General, etc-that has much more hardened plastic, sharper corners, the ones that hold at most, 20 gal, and often come with a preformed top. But still in that tub shape.
I wish I were tech savvy enough to insert a pic of what I'm trying to describe, but for time sake, lets say that ya'll have kind of an idea of what I'm hunting and pecking about. Anyway, as they wouldn't hold much, but would be racked and stacked on metal shelving, again, indoors, could they:
1. Be used as fry grow out tanks or nurseries? Take the place of the 5 and 10 gal and maybe free up those tanks for others?
2. If so, I know I'd run sponge filters on them but what of heaters? (I'm thinking for the upcoming Ky. winters we have and the thought was perhaps the plastic would afford me some slightly better insulation than that of glass?)
You see, here's the kicker. I have the space and the hook ups for a very nice fish room. What I lack is the money to get more tanks and equipment, but thought if I traded out the fry nursery and grow out tanks for tubs and then was able to use the tanks for....bah! I am SO supremely sorry! I get carried away and then people run away!
Please forgive my blabbing, it's a genetic defect. I hope I haven't run you guys away too, I just so want to do what I can see so clearly in my head and sound like a guppy addict (raving looney) when I try to explain it.
I promise, no drugs or alcohol were consumed before this posting, but does any of this make sense? Is it even feasible or am I just shooting myself in the foot?