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#41 Ivan Sng

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:45 PM

And the wait begins... it usually takes longer to cycle a system in winter... but just think, this time next year, you will have trout in the tank and a feed next xmas.



#42 werdna

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:50 PM

Yeah, I'm expecting that.
I will be squeezing out all my filters for my big tanks into the growbeds, hopefully that speeds up the process.
Koi just arent the same as trout.
And they would have made a nice photo for the current photo comp too!

#43 Riggers

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

Dude I want one!!!! thats a bloody nice setup im looking forward to seeing the rewards of your labour smile.gif

#44 mattt

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:11 PM

bring a rod and come catch some trout if you want!, dont think i can eat 50!

#45 werdna

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:53 PM

How big are they?
How many?

I am kinda stuck now cos they will take out the koi.
But cheers for the offer smile.gif

#46 Bernie

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

You can always swap then!! I have a pool with Koi & goldfish!!

#47 werdna

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

What... all 50?
I'll swap all 50 for Koi anyday smile.gif

#48 mattt

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:28 PM

haha bugger that!, happy to swap some koi for some trout, i can pop the koi into the IBC's and still leave my pool for remainder trout. Theres a few monsters in the pool, i bought them as yearlings. and ~ 30 i got as fingerlings. but they look huge! hard to see through the sexy algae.

#49 werdna

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

I havent got the dreaded algae yet.
I'll upload the first week progress shots soon smile.gif

Squeezing the filters into the growbeds seems to have helped, I am getting low ammonia readings, no nitrites, and some nitrates.
No massive spikes... Yet anyway!

#50 echotracer

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

How's this going Andrew?

#51 werdna

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:31 AM

Good, everything is growing!
I have 50 Barra in there now average around the 25cm mark, and a 500l sump now with 50 small silver perch and whats left of the koi.
It got a little hammered last night from the wind tho sad.gif

#52 Cam85

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

so when are ppl coming down with their fishing rods haha

#53 werdna

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

You will have to fight a few of my nephews and nieces for a fishing spot smile.gif

#54 mattt

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

overwinter them indoors! bring on the 1m+ monsters next season.

#55 werdna

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

I was going to buy a heap of fingerlings to over winter for next year, but am just too busy to sort out a tank for them.
Guess I will just have to eat Silver Perch next year instead

#56 werdna

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

Update photos.
Ignore the blue tarp, I covered the tank from the sun to stop algae.
Barra are SOOKS! Bunch of girls!
They only feed at night when it is dark, but it is awesome listening to them vacuum suck smile.gif
The sun in the last couple of weeks has made the plants go nuts, but I am losing probably around 400L per day to evaporation!

Also you can see I have added a 500L sump to house ~40 silver perch and the remaining koi.

Looking for to 75 rainbow trout biggrin.gif







Cheers

Andrew

#57 Anka

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Do you intend to eat the fish?

#58 scottyhooton

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

If he doesn't I will ph34r.gif

#59 Anka

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Are you breeding them to eat?

#60 werdna

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

Not breeding them, buying them.
And yes, to eat smile.gif




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