Dee Jay wrote:AW, you don't need a glass aquarium (tho it would be nice and relaxing to watch your fish), a wood box with pond liner and lockable lid would do. Just make sure to pump air into it, throw in a couple fish toys, and entertainment like dvd player and LCD screen and fish will be fine
As for plants, raise the grow beds out of dog's reach.
ah yeah, that's what they are, "loaches". Thanky...amberwolf wrote:I think they call them "loaches" around here. Some of them commonly eat snails and such, as well as waste from other fish. Dunno about that particular species.
Dee Jay wrote: Anyway, point is, you gotta show 'em who's boss at an early age, before it's too late.
good to know you're goin' for it! sounds like you have the resources to kick off this project..and your ebike building skills and tools will crossover to aquaponics. I found my glue gun to be particularly usefull as watertight sealant.. zip ties, electrical connectors, etc.. and the fact that plumbing has always been used as an analogy to electrical basicsamberwolf wrote:Dee Jay wrote: Anyway, point is, you gotta show 'em who's boss at an early age, before it's too late.
Oh, mine know well who is boss. Problem is when I'm not there, boss isn't there, and Nana takes charge (used to be Bonnie). Normaly nothing happens, but occasionally.... So I have to plan around that possibility, rather than risk "all" on complete loss from a single unusual but not completely improbable event.
I have been pondering...we sometimes get tanks that are cracked in shipping, and normally these are destroyed and tossed out. I am going to see if I can buy one of them cheap instead, and repair it. (and also we have a dollar-a-gallon sale going on right now thru the 21st)
We get 10, 20 (H and L), 29, 40, and 55 gallon tanks. Which size would probably be best for starting out? Most likely my first fish would be goldfish, small Comets perhaps, or maybe Rosy Minnows? (mostly because we have these for 15 cents each at work)
I have already salvaged an unused Eheim canister pump, meant for I think 30 gallons or so. It can be used with or without filter media, and it comes with a small bag of the clay bioballs and a one-use carbon pad.
Then I just have to decide which veggies I could most realistically grow with this setup, that I can't get for cheaper at the store, but that I could really use to supplement my food supply.
I would have to probably put this in the back "family room" so that I can have the plant tank either outside in the backyard on a raised platform, or in the window for morning sunlight. Perhaps fence off that area of the yard so the dogs won't go there (they DO obey fences).
Dee Jay wrote:let's see your fishes, the biggest one you gotGlenn_M wrote:Once a year the system gets a clean when a new batch of fish are added
Glenn_M wrote:Dee Jay wrote:let's see your fishes, the biggest one you gotGlenn_M wrote:Once a year the system gets a clean when a new batch of fish are added
Dunno about biggest, but felt like some trout for dinner so went fishing the the back yard
Caught these this arvo. Some for dinner and some for smoking me thinks.
IBScootn wrote:Bought some tea bags.
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