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Author:  AquaNate [ Mar 10th, '15, 02:34 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

I have you covered with a bucket of system water, no problem.

Makes me wonder if it's like compost, if innoculating with samples from other peoples' piles helps build a more robust microbial community. Obviously there'd be concerns about passing along fish disease from an infected system, but from healthy system to healthy system?
Hmmm...

Author:  JimV [ Mar 10th, '15, 04:09 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Might be a good research topic. Or it might even be covered on the forum already? (I'm not too handy with the forum search yet. I think I need to get a better handle on terminology.)

Author:  JimV [ Mar 10th, '15, 09:29 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Holy cow, Sac-Yolo vector control doesn't waste any time! I sent them an email over the weekend inquiring about mosquitofish, and come home this evening to these:
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Author:  Max47 [ Mar 10th, '15, 13:14 ]
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I could use some mosquito fish myself. Guess I will have to contact Sac-Yolo vector control also!

Author:  JimV [ Mar 11th, '15, 00:50 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Looks like this is a good time of year to get them. Nobody was home when they came by, so they just dropped off some fish with my neighbor. I'm *really* glad I didn't tell them the capacity of my tanks, or they might have left a lot more than a dozen fish! As it is, I put these little guys in my daughter's old betta tank until I can get my ST buried and filled.

Author:  Max47 [ Mar 13th, '15, 04:33 ]
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Yolo Vector sure is fast. I sent them an email last night and they dropped off a small school of mosquito fish today.

Author:  JimV [ Mar 13th, '15, 04:59 ]
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Yeah, seriously, those folks don't fool around!

Author:  steveholtam [ Mar 18th, '15, 23:57 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Are the mosquito fish for your FT's?

Author:  Max47 [ Mar 19th, '15, 00:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

I have the mosquito fish in both my fish tank and sump tank.

Author:  steveholtam [ Apr 10th, '15, 00:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Here is the link to request mosquito fish:

http://www.fightthebite.net/request-mosquitofish/

Author:  JimV [ Apr 10th, '15, 03:53 ]
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Thanks, Steve!

Author:  JimV [ Apr 10th, '15, 04:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Freshwater Fish Co is open to the public on April 18:
http://freshwaterfishco.com/new-and-events/

Author:  steveholtam [ Apr 16th, '15, 02:59 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

I might stop by and get a few more bass this weekend.

Author:  JimV [ Apr 27th, '15, 11:20 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

Wow, almost the end of April already?!? Well, at least I got my first plants into my GB today. I'll be hitting up Sac/Yolo Vector Control for some more mosquitofish in about 10 days. In the meantime, I may have to find an alternative source of ammonia.

Author:  SickRadish [ Apr 27th, '15, 12:59 ]
Post subject:  Re: Northern California

JimV wrote:
Wow, almost the end of April already?!? Well, at least I got my first plants into my GB today. I'll be hitting up Sac/Yolo Vector Control for some more mosquitofish in about 10 days. In the meantime, I may have to find an alternative source of ammonia.

In small doses, hummonia does the trick. Go easy, though, as urea takes a while to break down, and you may end up with too much NH3. You also may get lazy and starting doing it for convenience. I have a "friend" who did that...

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