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Homer Bucket for water Change - $1

Discussion in 'Discount Corner' started by small_ranchu, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. small_ranchu

    small_ranchu Admin Staff Member

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  2. afnaveils

    afnaveils Goldfish breeder

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    If you have friends who own restaurants, they get a lot of 3 gallon white buckets when different foods are delivered to them. Check with them; they have a lot and don't know what to do with all of them.
    PS: They have the lids too.
     
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  3. small_ranchu

    small_ranchu Admin Staff Member

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    True. I got a few of them.. Just need to make sure, you wash carefully before dragging them into fish hobby. :)
     
  4. High Ranchu

    High Ranchu Professional Breeder

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    Just make sure that the handle is attached securely ... or a big accident is inevitable.
     
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  6. Lou

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    These Dollar store 3-gallon buckets are very versatile for water changes and filters. I use them to DIY filters for large stock tanks. Put a 1.5" PVC pipe (with lots of holes drilled on the bottom) and lots of various bio-media (foam, lava rock, etc). Then use enough air (at least 5 liters per minute) and the filter has enough capacity for 6-12 adult goldfish. Deeper tanks/ponds can use the taller 5-gallon buckets that will give even more capacity. I use a few of the 5-gallon filters in my 1,000 gallon pond. All hardware stores have their own version of these buckets. Or go to some Chinese restaurants (you may even see some goldfish in tanks/ponds there) and ask for some soy sauce buckets. These are the thick/heavy duty 5-gallon buckets.

    The black colored ones last the longest.

    Menards (mid-west chain store) has similar buckets posted by OP and they are also on sale a few times a year for $1 each.
     
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