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PostPosted: May 2nd, '15, 14:48 
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So two lovely lads today came and delivered for me 15 salmon. Boo yeah I have SALMON in my system (plus the 85 trout they brought me last week). Thx Ben and Steve!!!!

FYI contact ben2 for live trout/salmon in sydney as he is now licenced to hatch and sell both species of fish, the clever soul he is.

I have them in a separate tank to my trout (but part of the same system) and I will be updating you all with their progress here.

Incidentally the salmon are living with around 15 large koi and probably the same silver perch who are pretty much hibernating atm. Not sure how all that will go but I guess we are about to find out. Just waiting on DH to finish building me my koi pond so I can separate them all once again.


because a girl shouldn't have to eat plain old trout everyday.... :flower:


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That's excellent Colours :)
I might have to read up on Salmon if any are still available and it's practical to get them here... I'll have 4000l of free FT space shortly

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Ha ha Gordon 4000l free space is heresy. If only I had more growbed! Been thinking.....

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Hey thanks, was good to catch up yesterday. Always love to see a productive system, and chat all things AP. cheers.

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I wish I could raise salmon :( It's just too hot here to be worth all the cooling they would need.

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I wish I could raise tilapia floridafishin! Its all relative, Florida sounds nice when yr struggling with -8 deg C a day and winds (we live on a hill).

Salmon have relatively the same temp requirements as trout. I have to harvest mine before the hottest summer heat.

There is an Australian native called Jade Perch (you've prob read about it on the forums). It is oily and high in omega 3. Higher than salmon I believe. I think it would be a great candidate for smoking, like we do with trout.

Anyone have any experience with smoking Jades? Jade perch that is, don't go getting all funny on me now.

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PostPosted: May 31st, '15, 12:01 
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update.

The salmon are all well. Its difficult to judge how much food to give them because they seem to be bottom dwellers in comparison to the trout. I think they are getting bigger, but they are in with my silvers, so hard to judge what's what. So far no fatalities so thats promising. Unfortunately I have lost most of my koi, shame cause they were a decent size. Not sure why but my money is on the salinity.

Trout going gangbusters. Like my kids they are ALWAYS hungry.

My plants seemed to have stunted so i ran a quick pH, showed it was 5.5 and bingo. Added equal quantities of ag lime and KOH and we're back to normal.

I've decided I hate brassicas. I have never been able to grow a decent broccoli head or cauli or brussels sprout. I had great success with kale last year but this year all my seedlings are gone. Some due to pesky bower birds who pull them out and leave them uneaten. I'm wondering what bower bird tastes like.

My wombok has suffered a series of pestilence, mostly caterpillars, mostly the white cabbage moth, but there are others. Too wet this year for BT, have had some success with diatomaceous earth but as the plant hearts, its tricky to get the product into the centre where it gets attacked.

My favourite AP plant by far is my sorrel. Grows unbelievably quickly, is versatile, nothing seems to eat it (apart from us). I really recommend it. Rhubarb is great too. Please see pics.

If anyone has any secrets regarding brassicas please let me know!! Cloiche may be the only way to go..

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