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    okay so i know that heavy walking of a dog wears on the joints and what not since i dont currently own a slate mill or emill or anything other than my bike which i can use to excersise my dogs with i was debating on makeing a swimtank for them with fiberglass "clear hard plastic" about a in thick and seal together with water proof creavy seal now tanks on the net are pretty exspensive now this creation would only cost me my time as i have all of the materials handy still in the planing stages but i would make it 6x4x4deep any opinions would this even work also i may have to make some time of frame out of 2x4s or 4x4s to set the tank down in so whaddu u think

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    You ain't got a pond nearby? Are you putting it outside? If so what about algae and slime, it's sounds like a mosquito pit to me. I don't have any experience just saying.

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    Deff didn't think about the alge thing yea was gonna put it down in my basement

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    Quote Originally Posted by machobuck View Post
    Deff didn't think about the alge thing yea was gonna put it down in my basement
    You could probaly put chlorine in it???

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    Basement? what if that $#@! leaks and floods the basement you got a sump pump in there. other wise you could do a drain $#@! on it so you could drain it down to clean and then fill it up once cleaned right?

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    Forgot to add that will have two spouts in the bottom for draining n cleaning live in the city if ur doing anything with ur dog ur gonna have eyes one u I've been stopped twice while walking/runing my dogs so now I take one at a time for a hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by machobuck View Post
    Forgot to add that will have two spouts in the bottom for draining n cleaning live in the city if ur doing anything with ur dog ur gonna have eyes one u I've been stopped twice while walking/runing my dogs so now I take one at a time for a hr
    Were you speeding? j/k man what they stop you for just because you got a pit?

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    First time said that I was walking fit a decription of dogs stolen earlier in the week now mind u I ve had these dogs since they were 9 n 12 wkd old n their 1 and 2 yrs old now 2nd time said that my dogs didn't look like they were properly papered and wanted to see the rabies shots and all that $#@! now my dogs are 38 n 47 lbs female and male n they used to seeing 90 lb byb dogs

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    damn they give you a hard time like that? It must suck there.

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    the advice i got was put some gold fish and algea eaters in it
    sounds like a great investment to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Pits View Post
    the advice i got was put some gold fish and algea eaters in it
    sounds like a great investment to me
    Do you scoop them out or do they stay away from the dogs kicking feet? Sounds like it should work.

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    i assume they would stay in lol im not taken em out
    if the tank is deep enough hopefully they will go to the bottom and be ok
    if not feederfish are like 7 cents lol

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    I would just throw pool shock in there and a little chlorine here and there. It never hurt mine swimming in the pool at the house.

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    Go for it!

    Algae is really only a problem in direct sunlight so you should be fine if its in the basement. But if you do want to keep it outside you could also build a plywood lid and hinge it or use a tarp to cover the tank.

    Not to mention there are lots of algae control products out there: link
    But keep it covered and you should be good.

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    Naus, some of us city boys arent so handy lol
    the example u posted was tight as hell tho
    imma throw one in the garage

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    to much for me to make but here is a great example
    http://www.game-dog.com/forums/showt...ight=swim+tank

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    A great way to save on the cost instead of using glass go with pond liner. Here is another fish tank idea to work off of.

    [ame="http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327010"]DIY Wooden Garage Pond - MonsterFishKeepers.com[/ame]

    you really don't need to go past page 6. Its like a $200-300 build maybe less depending on where you can get your supplies.

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    yea they $#@!s here in jersey but $#@! it still gonna have my dogs some of thoes ponds were sick see im still renting so cant do it at the moment that big but for now im gonna use this 3x4x3 1/2 wooden box and throw a tarp in there untill i get around to building a more one and done type of get up fish would be sick in there like a big koi lol j/p

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    Would one of those big deep freezers work. THEY SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND IN A ADD OR SHOPPER
    Last edited by white; 12-26-2010 at 10:19 PM.

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    livestock water tank,can get any size at tractor supply.hope this helps

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