Does anyone have any experience with mass amount of fish? I know the inch of fish per gallon rule, but this is a holding tank for feeders. I have about 6 lbs of goldfish in a 50gal tote, two airstones, canister fliter and a regular overhead filter. It was serving the purpose when I was housing about 3lbs of minnows, but now that I made the jump to gold fish, there dying off about 70-100 a day. If I am to save these fish I need to do 100% water change, but all i have is city water and prime (not good for 100%). I really need to start dreaming up a tank solution without sacrificing my swimming pool =) I eventually will get maybe a barrel, maybe 2 (that should give me ~ 160 gals if I pipe them together. Long story short i need some advice on
A. What I can do right now to salvage the fish I have left
B. Cheap tank/filtration ideas that would be better
P.s. 1 lb = ~ 300fish
I know Im going to get some grief about it being to small, but I want you to picture that 55 gallon fishtank with a sump, and a airstone at your local lakes holding about 5,000 minnows. I am ok with losing about 20 fish a day, but 70-100 is kicking my rear even thou Its still better than buying 30 fish a day @ .12cents a fish @ my local petstores.
Anyone got any expierience on this kinda stuff?