Re: [RML] Growing Tropical Fish Outdoors in Temperate climates

Todd Knight (bettamuse at yahoo.com.au)
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 15:27:05 +1000 (EST)

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Us Queenslanders don't have I all peachy with the temperature thing. Iíve lost fish due to it being to hot during summer and we get below freezing in winter. Temp extremes are a pian in the butt.

At home we have a pool at around 9 feet in diameter and 4 foot deep. Iíve made floating cages out of 3mm oyster mesh each about 60 cm in diameter. Iíve cable tied a ring of 19mm irrigation pipe near the top leaving enough hight out of the water to stop fish jumping out, it also floats the cage off the bottom of the pool. The pool has a pump that turns the water over to keep the circulation and oxygen levels up.

These cages just float around with fish in them. I put mops in with the rainbows and check them regularly, when the weather warms up Iíll be putting some threadfins in a cage and just letting the fry swim out into the main pool area and grow up. Thought I might do the same with some killies.

Other than that we use the 500liter plastic tanks with the aluminium cages around them as grow out tanks. I put mainly cichlids and bettas in them at the moment.



Todd


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Us Queenslanders don't have I all peachy with the temperature thing. Iíve lost fish due to it being to hot during summer and we get below freezing in winter. Temp extremes are a pian in the butt.

  At home we have a pool at around 9 feet in diameter and 4 foot deep. Iíve made floating cages out of 3mm oyster mesh each about 60 cm in diameter. Iíve cable tied a ring of 19mm irrigation pipe near the top leaving enough hight out of the water to stop fish jumping out, it also floats the cage off the bottom of the pool. The pool has a pump that turns the water over to keep the circulation and oxygen levels up.

These cages just float around with fish in them. I put mops in with the rainbows and check them regularly, when the weather warms up Iíll be putting some threadfins in a cage and just letting the fry swim out into the main pool area and grow up. Thought I might do the same with some killies.

Other than that we use the 500liter plastic tanks with the aluminium cages around them as grow out tanks. I put mainly cichlids and bettas in them at the moment.

 

 

Todd

 





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