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Thread: Fish that you can put in your water trays?

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    I can do that but what if it happens (not likley) how can i cool it down?

    ---------- Post added at 04:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:37 PM ----------

    So do you two think i could do this?

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    move to shade......

    i think its quite possible that it could work......my only possible concern is the water temps, other than that not much different that how my betta is living.....
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    Oh nice, are they a type of labyrinth fish? I just kind of glanced at the details before.
    I think you could do it, however you can't just dump fish in there and call it good. First off, three fish in each bin is really low - if you lose just one, that's a whole 1/3 of your stock. Also, they breed readily in captivity so even if you do succeed, there will be more than three in there eventually.
    You'll need to get trays that are opaque and not translucent in order to prevent heating, and you'll probably need them a little deeper than what you've already described. To be safe I'd suggest having them hooked up to a larger reservoir that's totally shaded to prevent heating by the sun and keep the trays topped off to a minimum low water line. You should do some research on aquaponics (growing crops and fish together) and outdoor fish keeping to get an idea of the tolerances you'll have to maintain and how other people have met those requirements.
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    I have mosquito fish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquitofish in my pond. No aeration, just top it off every now and then. It is about 2' deep and never dries out. It's in a lot of shade too. You can pick them up at most stores that sells outdoor pond stuff. Water level and temp. might still be an issue with this fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post
    I found this fish on a CP website and here is what it said.

    Eastern Mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki-6 fish. This is an excellent control for mosquitoes in your carnivorous plant water beds, pools, tanks or trays.
    ...
    Is this true?
    I read:
    http://www.fishbase.org/summary/spec...ry.php?id=4521

    Here is what it says:
    > Introduced to many countries for mosquito control, but had rare to
    > non-existing effects on mosquitoes

    Believe what you want!

    The rest is: Teperature 15C - 35C, pH range: 6.0 - 8.8

    The water in your trays (you will need MUCH water in your trays to keep living fish in it) is very much below pH 6.0?

    Your pots are filled with peat based substrate?
    How low is pH of your tray water? pH 5.0? pH 4.0?

    Your fish would breathe a lot of acids through the gills in the trays, wouldn't they?

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    Possibly, if you were to only add water to the tray and not top-water through the pots, the pH might stay in a manageable range, but that's a very good point. I think some preparatory measurements are definitely in order.
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    i'd be concerned with nitrogen levels getting a bit high from fish waste which would get absorbed by the media.. probably wouldnt be an issue at first, but over extended periods of time, could accumulate.. just a tought
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    This is of relevance:
    http://www.livingwallart.com/edible-...heric-systems/

    It's a vertical wall garden system that uses fish waste to fertilize crops. You might be able to keep nitrogen levels down if you filter the water/waste through some sort of fast-growing crop plant before returning it to your CPs. Definitely experimental territory though.
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