What Have You Got?
Posted 02 January 2003 - 11:01 PM
What about you?
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Posted 02 January 2003 - 11:41 PM
In the mean time, I want to set up a small aquarium to keep perch in. I really need some advice on things like temperature and keeping the water fresh and suitable for the fish as it will be my first go. Perch are my first choice simply because they're probably my favourite fish, but if I'm advised that they're not well suited to a tank I can always rethink it.
Lastly... anyone got a source for buying them? I'd rather not go and catch some and remove them from the wild, I'm only looking for around 5 fish between 2 and 4 inches long.
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Posted 02 January 2003 - 11:43 PM
the garden is on a bit of a slant so one end is upped by breeze blocks, tied together with builders ties, and angled blocks, nicely rendered as we ran out of time, but ivy is starting to cover it . . it holds around 2,000 gallons (wow, impressive ?? not when you get a disease and need to treat it though :-( it is quite costly. I have had it in the garden for 6 years and only last year worked out that if I half emptied it, then I only need buy half the treatment, doh !
I keep 8 carp (uglies), two tench, some orfe, and goldfish . . plus 4 rudd
I have fed them mostly on nishikoi fast grow (almost completely, apart from the odd handfull of maggots every month or so, if I have any left). The filtration is about okay, but this year bought an extra pump to run the waterfall.
The water is now circulated at 3,600 gallons per hour . . and haven't lost any fish later on in the season.
word of warning - bought a pump from screwfix, was only cheap, but seems a bit high on the lekky
had a heron problem once - bolt it has gone away now, but the cover is exists over the pond to stop the little falling in . .
it is somewhere nice to sit, and I am still amazed to this day how near to the plants and other cover the carp sit !!
ps - thanks for the board Elton, as soon as the weather gets warmer I will be posting my usual symptons again : - ((
Posted 03 January 2003 - 12:53 AM
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Posted 03 January 2003 - 01:38 AM
I had planned to build a bigger pond on the patio this year of 6ft wide and 12ft long by 4ft deep, but have been "put off" :mad: as it will take so much room of that end of the patio. Still I will enjoy my small just as much as I ever did.
We also have a 4ft tank in the house with cold water fish in it, and 2 plecosstomus (if thats how it's spelt) that are I believe a fish from the Amazon area(term loosly used) that seem to thrive in the tank.
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Posted 03 January 2003 - 02:22 AM
Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra
Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.
Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.
Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.
Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.
Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.
Posted 03 January 2003 - 02:26 AM
Dont quite know what the heons have left me with though :mad: ,think i still hav a golden tench and some goldfish,pretty sure the ghosties have gone and the rudd :mad: Have now netted them after r stocking three times in as many years.
Keep a selection of barbs,angel fish and tetras in the tanks.
Posted 03 January 2003 - 02:31 AM
6ft.tank indoors with tropicals, angels and the like plus a great big plecostomus.
Hey Bush you sure Plec is happy in cold water? They are a tropical fish :confused: !
Posted 03 January 2003 - 02:41 AM
This is great because the wealth of food that comes through with the rich silt means i don't have to feed the fish very often.
In the summer I will give them a veritable feast once a week, but they much prefer the very large freshwater shrimp [some are over an inch long]
I have mainly carp in the pond, mirrors, ghosts, and a sole albino grass carp. There is one large fantail goldfish, a shoal of tiny rudd, and a golden orfe that's pushing the record!
One thing i've noticed is that they will only eat bait that blends with the bottom like hemp seed, pellets etc. Anything that stands out is ignored.
I may need to move one of the carp soon as it likes to jump about a bit and may end up getting snaffled by the many many inquisitive cats and herons that stare into the pond occassionally.
Posted 03 January 2003 - 02:42 AM