Can I Use A Galvanized Tank As A Fish Pond?


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Joseph Russell answered
It is not really a good idea to use a galvanized tank to keep your fish in, whether you are considering it to be a temporary home or not. Galvanized tanks contain metal on the inside which is not the best environment for your fish to be in as it can be extremely toxic. The only safe way that you would be able to use this kind of tank would be if you purchased a fish safe sealant that lines the inside.

If you are moving house or transferring somewhere and there isn’t a fish pond where you can move your fish straight away and you need to store them somewhere temporarily, then definitely buy some sealant. If you visit your local Home Depot or any similar hardware store then they should stock it for you.

It is also possible for you to buy moveable tanks that drain a lot easier than galvanized tanks and the best part is that they aren’t toxic to your fish! However these can cost as much as $189 as they are a lot bigger and deeper. Because of the high prices of moveable tanks and the dangers associated with galvanized tanks, many people prefer to use Rubbermaid products or something similar because they will last a lot longer than galvanized tanks.

It is best if you get a permanent home for your fish set up as soon as possible. You may be better off buying a remolded pond that you can bury in the ground and fill from there to create your own manmade pond. This is the simplest, fastest and cheapest way to house your fish. Unlike galvanized tanks, as these ones are made of thick plastic, they will not rust, leak or do any harm to your fish.

However, if you absolutely want to use a galvanized tank to store your fish in, then you must purchase a sealant liner before housing your fish inside. Also, keep an eye out for rust and leaks to avoid any other damage.
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Anonymous answered
Metal is not the best substance to use for containing fish unless you can coat it with some type of fish safe sealant. You can purchase pond liners from Lowes or Home Depot to line this galvanised container with, but you would be better off purchasing a premolded pond form that you could bury in the ground in your yard and make a manmade fish pond from. I have a 270 gallon pond mold buried in my backyard with rockwork placed around the edges. It was the easiest fastest way for me to set up a small fish pond and I don't have to worry about it rusting or leaking like metal would do.
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Bob Price answered

If the water is really hard ( that means it has a lot of calcium in it )  then the chances are better the metals won't hurt your fish.  On the other hand it pays to play it safe.  Here is an article about zinc and fish

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