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~220 Rainbow Trout ready for departure

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Now they are home, I'll have to leave them in there for a while, the water is 14C, but my system water is 20.6C, after another warm night, the cool air should arrive tomorrow.
Transport water pH6.8, system water 6.40, so I might drop in 10g of KOH to get them a bit closer in acidity.

I think I'll wait for the transport water to get up to around 16 or 17C so there isnt too much thermal shock, probably another couple of hours.

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Just sometimes those insulated boxes are just too damn insulated! ;)
An hour and a half on, despite the ambient 25C, the transport water is only up to 14.3C, so I've had a dig around the bottom of the big freezer and found 12kg of ice and a few frozen bottles of water to drop in the 1000 temp FT I've diverted the circulation, so the ice should get me near to where I'd like the temp and I'll start the trasnsfer, ~40m from the back of the car, with a bucket.

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That photo reminds me of how many times I filled the back of the car with stinky fish water.

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Well done ! Isn't it great to have trout back in the system again !

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Charlie wrote:
The truth about fish transport in the back of a car


Yea, and its a bloody steep climb out from the hatchery, so the back of the car was well wet within a few minutes. Anyway, I've come up with a design to avoid water loss, but still let the air out, for next time, using the same system.

Sure is Rendang! :)

They seem to have settled in nicely, no losses so far. There is quite a size range, from ~50mm to 150mm.

I'm flowing 1/3 of the GB return back through the 1000 litre tank, and have 2 airstones in the middle with the SLO.

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The trout in their new temporary home:
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4 have been lost- probably getting a bit enthusiastic when going for pellets when I wasn't nearby, and carried on for a short flight to the ground- the water is very close to the top when the GBs are draining, so I've put some dark coloured polycarbonate sheets the same as over the ST over it when I'm not there, although I just have fine netting on it tonight, so I can catch the rain from the storms.

They ate about 85g of pellets today, and about the same yesterday, a mix of 2mm Ridleys and 3mm Skretting
pellets (and a small amount of 1mm starter pellets, trying to use them up).

I've posted a short video at the top of the page, just under the photo, here: http://gunagulla.com

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Hi Gordon

I am following your expansion with keen interest. One comment - i note the pipework around your temporary trout tank. Not sure if you have kangaroos around your set-up but the pipe running between the tanks looks easy to be knocked over.

Ps - i speak from experience!

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Yes Gabe, lots of roos, wallabies, and wallaroos, including a big male that camps under the house sometimes. I did have to remove a red-necked wallaby from the FT a while back too. That 40mm pipe from FT to sump is actually quite strong- it's a rigid pipe thats screwed into the flange fitting that goes through the wall of the small FT. However, a determined wallaby or roo could perhaps land on it and twist the side of the FT enough to divert the pipe to miss the ST, so I am planning on putting in a fence post to tie it to for added security sometime soon. The inlet is a bit less secure, although it has another fixing on it, added after that pic was taken. I'll probably add a fence post for it too.

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A red necked wallaby... so many inappropriate jokes come to mind. Do they play the banjo as well a their dad?

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A red necked wallaby... so many inappropriate jokes come to mind. Do they play the banjo as well a their dad?


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I've posted a new video from this morning - slow motion of them eating breakfast, a mix of 2 and 3mm pellets.
Just under the link to yesterday's video on my home page, or direct link:
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I also tried feeding them a few hundred wasp maggots from the worm farm, and they got stuck into them with enthusiasm too, which is good, as I have a huge supply of them ATM. They ate 95g of pellets today, plus about 15g of maggots, which was more than the Murray Cod had- that's down a bit with the cooler water. I checked NH3 and NO2, and both were zero, so the bacteria are handling the extra fish poo so far.

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I've been working on the six pack, shovelling dirt out of the sump tank hole for the 4200l tank. I'd show you if I could, but there's a layer of err, um, insulation there- so you can't quite make it out ;) The hole is getting deep and the top of the pile of removed dirt is over my head, so it's a pretty big effort. I've been wetting the soil to soften it up, to make it easier to dig, but heavier to shovel. Just to make it a bit harder, I now have to throw the dirt over the top of the pile, otherwise it falls back in :-x

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