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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 05:33 
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at this time I have only a small system, just to satisfy myself that this system (aquaponics) works and it does as you would know, my system has cycled and all is well, I have been using gold fish as a trial and decided to put more gold fish into the tank just to see what would happen to the system, after putting 8 extra goldies in I now have only 4 left, I suspect that the pump inlet grill is catching them and killing them, can anybody think of some sort of guard to put around it so as not to catch the fish, but still let the muck be sucked up by the pump. ANY INFO WOULD BE MUCH APPRICATED
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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 05:58 
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Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
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tie a couple of sieves together :cyclopsani:

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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 06:16 
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gee, that was quick creative1 thanks for getting back so fast, yea will have to do something like that the system is going ok very stable will upscale soon, and change over to silver perch, system so far is a rubbish bin with totes on top and auto syphons works well, will do the same thing with blue barrels soon around my back porch, may put a baffel in the blue barrel where the pump is just to keep the fish away. It only seems to effect the fry that I just put in, the bigger fish seem to be ok.
thanks for your suggestion.
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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 07:15 
I put my pump into a garden pot... seems to keep the fish away... but the holes in the pot bottom/sides allow the pump to draw the solids in...


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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 08:22 
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great idea will go and do that now thanks rupertofoz
pics of my system are here
thanks chobbzy
http://www.aquaponicshq.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930


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PostPosted: Mar 21st, '09, 08:37 
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Seriously, this cant be healthy.
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I have found fingerlings stuck to the grille of my pumps before... still don't know if they died, and became detritus stuck to the grille, or if they got stuck and died...
The pot's a good idea. As I have a 3 tank sump, I just don't have fish in my pumping tank.

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