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8 months! 1lb! That's it and now I can focus on everything else
So, I did it.  From start to finish, those fish grew and were harvested.  At just over 7 months they were about 1lb each. The
first batch were not terribly tasty - i'm going to try just letting
them soak in an overpowering marinade and see if that makes t...
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First cull was less than delicious, must harvest the rest soon
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Preparing the exterior aquarium
Still gotta wrap this in plastic and seal it up as much as possible to insulate it, but here is the exterior aquarium as of yesterday. Running a 300 watt heater that I am sure works, and a 300 watt heater that might work to heat things up, it may be slowly ...
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Prepping for the move to the outside tank
Maybe 3 people will ever read this.  Huzzah! So, the IBC is full of water, and the heatwave we're experiencing is really helping by increasing the temperature of the water.  Now, I have to come up with a way to maintain the heat. 1 - Insulation!  I will sur...
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Let's just be honest
I have not, and may never, do 2 water changes in a single week.  I'm not that good a person. Things have been crazy with having a kid on the way, and getting the house ready for that.  I'm barely keeping up. The fish just eat and poop, and get horrible woun...
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So, filthy water
I am going to have to change to twice weekly water changes, if I don't get the hydroponics going soon.  They get up to 100ish ppm of nitrate in a week.  They eat so much.  They clog several filters. Man. There is some pretty significant differentiation by s...
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...And now they eat Hygrophila corymbosa as well
Water change yesterday - the pH may be doing a little swinging.  I measured yesterday and it seemed like it might have gone as low as 6.5. The fish are huge, verging on triple their original size.  No fish is smaller than 5", nose to peduncle.
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So, yeah. Vegetarians.
They discovered they are vegetarians. But they don't like their broccoli equivalent - Hygrophila corymbosa. Before: So pretty! Now: So mowed.
So, yeah. Vegetarians.
So, yeah. Vegetarians.
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