I know nothing about setting up 100 gal stock tank!


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I have 3 goldfish that are six years old. They have outgrown their tank. I got a 100-gallon stock tank for outside. What kind of pump is best to use on a budget? I want to build a filter system also. Need to do everything cheap as possible! I have only used well water in my fish tank. I live on the TX coast so it doesn't get real cold here. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
 
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I prefer pumps that have good energy ratings. Most of my pond equipment is from AZponds. You can buy a cheap pump but will pay more in the long run!
 
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Think of the stock tank as an aquarium, you just want to keep the water circulating. Don't go overboard on a filtering system build something like Sissy suggested using a 5 gallon bucket and a cheap pump is all you need. Finding a small enough pump should be easy enough. I'm not even sure if you can get an energy saving pump that small.
 
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Think of the stock tank as an aquarium, you just want to keep the water circulating. Don't go overboard on a filtering system build something like Sissy suggested using a 5 gallon bucket and a cheap pump is all you need. Finding a small enough pump should be easy enough. I'm not even sure if you can get an energy saving pump that small.
aqurium pump/filter would work or 2 depending on the ratings.
 
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I bought laguna pumps but researched to find energy efficient pumps under 400 gph and really found none .I went with one that used the least amount of energy that i could find around here .Even ones up to 500 gph were not listed as energy savers .I have a cheap aerator I use for it that was for a fish tank .It is mostly for baby fish before they go to a new home .You have to consider weather conditions also .I made a furniture dolly for my stock tank so I could roll it into the basement come winter .
 

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