raising your fish

12 years 3 weeks ago #1429 by
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My methods - your mileage may vary -

100 Gallon horse troughs. 

In direct sun during the late morning til early evening.

No filters.

No heaters.

Modest stocking - 6 big peacocks, 6 big julies, 10 3" Convict / jack dempsey / firemouth type fish - one group per tub.  Plus either some red swordtails or rainbows.

No feeding at all.

Cycling?  Didn't deal with it at all.

TONS OF ANACHARIS (SPELLING?) 50 8" pieces per tank.

At the end of the year the plants were 6" long, thick and lush.  The water was crystal clear all summer.  There were a ton of fry in each tank.

KEY KEY -

Do not use plants that break the water level by more than an incidental amount - you will get dragonfly nylphs which will kill all of your fish and then eachother.  You will end up with one 3" bug per tank and you will squeal like a little girl when it goes for your hand.  trust me.

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12 years 4 weeks ago #1078 by dragonkeeper
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On my 300G Rubbermaid, I use a Tetra Pond filter and large submersible pond pump. I built a pre-filter using a 16" length of PVC which has 3 course sponges on it. I also use water hyancinth which quickly covered the surface of the pond. It actually flowered, too.


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12 years 4 weeks ago #1076 by Jedd
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nice!

gotta love those cichlids!

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12 years 4 weeks ago #1054 by forumadmin
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On my 300G Rubbermaid, I use a Tetra Pond filter and large submersible pond pump. I built a pre-filter using a 16" length of PVC which has 3 course sponges on it. I also use water hyancinth which quickly covered the surface of the pond. It actually flowered, too.

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12 years 1 month ago #949 by Jedd
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do you use sponge filters in there? plants?

gotta love those cichlids!

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12 years 1 month ago #935 by forumadmin
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An easy "pond" to set up is one of the Rubbermaid animal troughs. They are about $80 to $100 for 100G and can stay outside all year along. They also have a plug which you can take out to quickly drain the pond. You can get them at Menards or a rural store like Blaines Farm and Fleet.

I have a 300G "tub" on my back porch and I keep cichlids out there every year. I only had a spawn one year from my Jewels, but generally all of the fish survive. Centrals do really well as do most Africans. Tangs, I hear, not so good.

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12 years 1 month ago #925 by Jedd
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its ok, im stubburn like that...i gotta try to myself;D

gotta love those cichlids!

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12 years 1 month ago #913 by madeto
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Sounds like a good idea, but.........  :- I have tried it last year, but there is too many negative things about it. I set up 4 20 gal. long tanks on my deck, on back of my house. They where all in shade all the time. I fit them with 75W heater and 2 No. 4 sponge filters. Here are the problems. First and most important thing is temperature. Earliest that you can set up outside tanks is May. Even then nights are too cold and water temp. would go down very low. Many times I doubled my heaters overnight. Then in Jun and July water temp. would go up to 95+ degrees. I remember adding cold water and ice all the time. Another problem was algae. Even in shade there was enough light for constant algae boom. I was scraping those tanks constantly. By September I was packing my tanks, because temp. drop down again. Was it worted setting all that up for 3-4 months. In my opinion - no.
Sorry for all the bad news.


So I say to her……There is plenty of stuff at the house for the baby to eat!!!! I REALLY need this fish……

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12 years 1 month ago #909 by MbunaMan25
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Thats a good idea Radek.

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12 years 1 month ago #908 by redzebra24
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Great idea. For 10-20 dollars you can get a inflatable pool and set one of those up. They also have the 16 foot diameter x4ft deep pools for around 50-100 dollars. Either of those 2 is a cheap and sweet alternative to a fish tank.

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