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Old 04-27-2014, 05:15 AM   #21
 
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Now there's an interesting idea. I'm also shocked you ended up with so many kids. =o Our summers are really hot sometimes though, and we like to go right from winter to summer and so forth. But this is interesting. I wonder if I can pull it off in the garage, which stays a bit cooler in summer, but warmer in winter, with a nice heater.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:19 AM   #22
 
I think you could pull it off either way. Our summers get around 100 degrees for several weeks straight. I put mike jugs filled with water in the freezer and toss one-two in each morning and rotate them when I get home from work. You can use 2 liter bottles as well.

I also put in a gravel strip about 18"w x 15" long and place 2 submersable heaters on the gravel. The fish all congragate around the heater when the nights or days are cold. I don't run the heaters in summer, just spring and fall. A large heated dog mat, say 36" x 48" under a pool with a plastic lining works as well. Also, your fish become much more tolerant of the temp changes.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:56 AM   #23
 
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I've been given permission by my grandparents to give it a shot in the house, keep it in the basement. Means I'll be able to keep babies in there longer to grow and sell. :3 Unfortunately I can't get anything too big, about 60 inches and a foot-foot and a half deep. I got a bunch of stuff to set it up last night, unfortunately the pool we chose had a hole, so we're going to day to get a proper make. =)
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:42 PM   #24
 
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Just got my first nitrate reading in my 5' kiddie pool! Ammonia still present and some nitrite, but I see progress. Cold, cold rain today but better weather should be comming in May. Will the water stay warm overnight from daytime warmth? Water temp is 39 so a few more weeks before fish or inverts.

Would you reccommend a heater? If so, what type is suitable for a 200 gallon pool? Nightime temps get down into the 40's into june, then fall temps come down starting in early september. Doesn't leave much time for breeding, but id like to try it anyway.

Thanks for the great thread!

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Old 04-29-2014, 05:13 PM   #25
 
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Just got my first nitrate reading in my 5' kiddie pool!
Thanks for the great thread!
Just curious, five foot deep pool, or five feet around? I have one that's around five feet around and about a foot or so deep, give or take a few inches I didn't measure that, just going by my height for it's width. It doesn't have a gallon thing on it so I have no idea how many it actually holds. I'm currently filling mine up, have mature filter media to add in too. I'm about half way done, unfortunately I couldn't get a hose to work, so I'm filling it manually. x.x I would like to know how many gallons exactly a pool of that size and round, would hold. lol
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:15 PM   #26
 
Yes, I would reccomend one heater, as large as you can find. I have this awesome heater I got off eBay for 7 bucks. Thy have up to 300 watt and they are all the same price, so you can really just get one big one for your pool for the nights.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #27
 
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Well, got my little pool set up. Wont be fish until I'm sure it's stable and cycled though, but it looks ok for -just- being set up, eh? Got some of my crystalwort in there, hope to have other types soon, that should make a nice mat when I turn down the streams from the filters. =)

I'm only sharing one photo, I have my own thread for mine. But I want to see yours, henningc, if you have any?

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:46 PM   #28
 
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Just curious, five foot deep pool, or five feet around? I have one that's around five feet around and about a foot or so deep, give or take a few inches I didn't measure that, just going by my height for it's width. It doesn't have a gallon thing on it so I have no idea how many it actually holds. I'm currently filling mine up, have mature filter media to add in too. I'm about half way done, unfortunately I couldn't get a hose to work, so I'm filling it manually. x.x I would like to know how many gallons exactly a pool of that size and round, would hold. lol
My pool is 5' round and 30" deep. I measured the volume by filling 5 gallon buckets with a hose and keeping a tally as I dumped them in.
Currently searching online for a large submersible heater!
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #29
 
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I wish I could have found one that deep. lol Mine holds somewhere between 75 and 80 gallons I think, according to this if that's even the right one to use: Pool Volume Calculator | Swimmingpool.com
I would have liked one as big as yours. ;D
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:10 PM   #30
 
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Very usefull calculator!
Yeah, when I saw the dimensions of this pool I had to have it. It has steps and a mini slide that takes away some volume, but also adds a bit of variation.
Good luck henning and sylver!
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