Barley straw cleans ponds and it's safe for fish.It's also safe for livestock. We use barley straw bags in our horse tanks. As long as you change them regularly (see the label on yours for info), they work great!
How to keep your livestock water tanks full and clean. Water tanks are a must, but they often pose the biggest headache for most farmers and ranchers. Keeping a full, fresh, clean tank is often one of the hardest aspects of farming. There are numerous products on the market to fill and clean tanks. However, these products are often unreliable, not durable, and can be very expensive. On the bright side, there is an alternative. Jobe Valves and Goldfish.
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As for the cowboy soak tub…we bought two galvanized livestock water tanks from a local feed store. One is five feet in diameter and the other is six feet in diameter. We then nested them, leaving a gap on both sides and on the bottom. We filled this gap with that canned spray foam to create an insulated barrier (the last three inches around the top we filled with concrete for a better aesthetic). For plumbing we simply provided two openings for filling, draining and circulating. We did not…