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Balcony Kit - F/ling Tank & 2 Growbeds - ColinW Melbourne

Discussion in 'New Aquaponics systems - off-the-shelf ready to go' started by ColinW, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Yabbies4me

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    Another Silver Perch cooked...
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    fish from original batch 2009
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    January 2018... yes - still going. Some of the fish are now 8 years old. Still enjoying Aquaponics. Thanks to Murray.
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    Note the hail damage on the bean leaves...
     
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    Noice!... What size are those 8yo fish?
     
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    Eeltailed Catfish (tandanus) = 45cm
    Silver Perch = 48cm
    John Main (Glenwaters Native Fish) reckons these fish can live for up to 25 years!!! (... not if my wife eats them first).
     
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    Wow, a silver perch 48cm long! I would love to see that.....
     
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    ... still going!!! Sorry that I have not been here for a while!!! Only 1 x Silver Perch and 2 x Eel Tail Catfish keeping AP System going. Hoping to get some more Silvers later this month. Take care All... and enjoy your Aquaponics!!! ...and thanks Murray for a great hobby!!!
     
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    Good to see...
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    How do the Catfish cook up?... How long do they take to get to plate size?... What min/max water temps can they handle?

    My shop display system is currently running on just the occasional capful of Seasol and beer that I've filtered through my kidneys!... My Trout went right through to Xmas, so didn't have time to arrange some Silvers before the Xmas-New Year break.


    The Trout usually have to come out around the end of October, but we only got our first couple of warm days just prior to Xmas, two months later than usual. Summer still hasn't really started here and is on track to be our third Summer in a row of below average temps and above average rain fall (official BOM statistics), and this one is definitely later and cooler than the last two.
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