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PostSubject: Grow out tanks   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:49 am

Hi All

Just a couple of questions regarding your grow out tanks...

1. What size do you currently use for your grow out tank/s...??

(Currently 1 grow out tank 60x35x30 cms)

2. How many fish do you keep in it when growing them on...??

(unfortuately as its currently the only one that i have its about 65 mixed young)

3. What size do you grow them on too before letting them go..??

(BNs - 4/5 cms all others about 3 cms as this is the size my LFS ideally likes them.)

4. Do you keep them in the tank alone or with other fish...??

(with other young, current quantities of fish in the tank are 7 young BN, 3 young black sailfin Mollies, 50ish young high fin Mickey Mouse Platies and 5 young guppies. I just took 20 odd fish to my LFS from this tank)

5. How often do you do water changes and what sort of pecentage of the water do you change..??

(weekly about 20%)

6. What type of bottom do you have.... (Peachy, Pert or Saggy Wink ) sorry couldn't resist that, what I mean is do you use gravel, sand, bare botton or something else..?? (fine gravel)

7. Filtration type and air pump if separate...??

(two small internal filterseach one recommended for at least the tank size so effectifly twice the filtration recommended and seperate airstone (4 inch) )

8. Planted or unplanted..?? If planted, sparsely or heavily..??

(Planted, a couple of rooted plants (wisteria) and quite a lot of floating plant (Hornwort))

9. Last one, Do you breed your fish in specific breeding tanks or just let them get on with it in your Display/community tank..??

(As I currently only have one other tank, my display tank, they all breed in there and I have to catch them and transfer them to the grow out tank. Other young still currently in the display tank which I haven't caught due to over crowding in the grow out tank are young BN, young platies, young guppies, and young Kribs. Kribs have also just had another batch of about 40 young in the last couple of days..!! For info my display tank is very heavily planted and I never try and "trigger" any breeding I just let them get on with it..)

I have put the answers for my set ups in Red. I am looking to get a 6x2x2 foot tank to use as my main display tank and then use my current 4 foot as my grow out tank and then use my current grow out tank as a possible species only breeding tank... but as we are looking to move, going to wait until that happens first....!!

cheers

Jon


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PostSubject: Re: Grow out tanks   Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:44 am

1. What size do you currently use for your grow out tank/s...??
(Current grow out tank 3'x15"x12")

2. How many fish do you keep in it when growing them on...??
(Adult breeding pairs and whatever fry they have)

3. What size do you grow them on too before letting them go..??
(BNs - 3-4, mostly around 4cm or larger though.)

4. Do you keep them in the tank alone or with other fish...??
(Kept with Cherry Shrimp)

5. How often do you do water changes and what sort of pecentage of the water do you change..??
(Syphon out poop twice/day and top the tank)

6. What type of bottom do you have.... (Peachy, Pert or Saggy ) sorry couldn't resist that, what I mean is do you use gravel, sand, bare botton or something else..??
(White sand)

7. Filtration type and air pump if separate...??
(4 medium sponge filters and 1 internal )

8. Planted or unplanted..?? If planted, sparsely or heavily..??
(Floating java fern or java moss)

9. Last one, Do you breed your fish in specific breeding tanks or just let them get on with it in your Display/community tank..??
(Specific tanks if i want the fry)
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PostSubject: Re: Grow out tanks   Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:44 pm

albino longfins and peppermint bn
1. What size do you currently use for your grow out tank/s...??
(Current grow out tank 4' x 15" x 15")

2. How many fish do you keep in it when growing them on...??
(Adult breeding alb lf bn trio + the fry and pep fry [sold my pep breeders recently])


3. What size do you grow them on too before letting them go..??
(3-3.5 SF and 4-4.5 LF)


4. Do you keep them in the tank alone or with other fish...??
(have darwin algae shrimp and endlers livebearers in with them)


5. How often do you do water changes and what sort of pecentage of the water do you change..??
(say roughly 15% once or twice a week)


6. What type of bottom do you have.... (Peachy, Pert or Saggy ) sorry couldn't resist that, what I mean is do you use gravel, sand, bare botton or something else..??
(regular 2-3mm brownish gravel)


7. Filtration type and air pump if separate...??
(2000L/h canister, 2 large sponge filters and a 2000L/h internal filter. i know i like to go overboard on filtration lol)


8. Planted or unplanted..?? If planted, sparsely or heavily..??
(2 medium sized anubias on driftwood)


9. Last one, Do you breed your fish in specific breeding tanks or just let them get on with it in your Display/community tank..??
(until i get rid of the current 4ft they are in a specific breeding tank, but soon they will be in a display tank)

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PostSubject: Re: Grow out tanks   Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:34 am

1. What size do you currently use for your grow out tank/s...??
4 x 1 x 1.5ft standard tank

2. How many fish do you keep in it when growing them on...??
At last count there was about 400 fry, 2 mature male albinos and a mature OSBN

3. What size do you grow them on too before letting them go..??
3cms is when they are shipped off to the shop. 3.5cms for longfins

4. Do you keep them in the tank alone or with other fish...??
Currently I have a whole mess of cherry shrimp in with them as well as about 30 endler fry growing out (normally just BN and shrimp though)

5. How often do you do water changes and what sort of pecentage of the water do you change..??
Try for 10% daily but sometimes its 20% every other day

6. What type of bottom do you have.... (Peachy, Pert or Saggy ) sorry couldn't resist that, what I mean is do you use gravel, sand, bare botton or something else..??
Thin smear of Silica sand that gets blown around by current leaving bare spots

7. Filtration type and air pump if separate...??
2200l/h Proaqua canister with 9watt inbuilt UV. sponge filter

8. Planted or unplanted..?? If planted, sparsely or heavily..??
Fair amount of floating java fern

9. Last one, Do you breed your fish in specific breeding tanks or just let them get on with it in your Display/community tank..??
species specific most of the time but I had no where else for the endlers to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Grow out tanks   Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:22 am

1. What size do you currently use for your grow out tank/s...??
4 x 1 x 1.5ft standard tank

2. How many fish do you keep in it when growing them on...??
at last count about three hundred fry and I have three small gold spots and two small peppermints and a mass of cherry shrimp
3. What size do you grow them on too before letting them go..??
still waiting for my first crop to get big enough to go to the shop

4. Do you keep them in the tank alone or with other fish...??
as for question 2
5. How often do you do water changes and what sort of pecentage of the water do you change..??
10-20% twice weekly

6. What type of bottom do you have.... (Peachy, Pert or Saggy ) sorry couldn't resist that, what I mean is do you use gravel, sand, bare botton or something else..??
fine black gravel

7. Filtration type and air pump if separate...??
1100l/h cannister and 400l/h internal sponge

8. Planted or unplanted..?? If planted, sparsely or heavily..??
light planting all in terracotta pots

9. Last one, Do you breed your fish in specific breeding tanks or just let them get on with it in your Display/community tank..??
species specific
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