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can i grow red claw crayfish in my sump

Discussion in 'TotePonics - IBC - CHOP Systems' started by Ray Boorn, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Ray Boorn

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    This is my first communication, I was wondering if I can grow Red Claw crayfish in my sump.
     
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    Yep!...
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  3. Ray Boorn

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    Thanks for that Yabs for me, I am starting to build my chop 2 system, and have always wanted to grow red claw, as well as fish in my system.
    As per your name it looks as though you might have some experience with growing them, so any advice you can offer to a neophyte like me would be very welcome.
    Cheers.
     
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    Yabbies4me is your guy. I successfully have hundreds of Crays in my sumps. Just remember they are prolific breeders. Every 2 months i pick a different sump (I have 6) and clean it out and sort the crays out.
     
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    Hi Bryce,
    Thanks for your reply, I understand that they are great escape artists, so I guess there are ways to keep them where they should be.
    Any suggestions you can offer would be appreciated.
    Cheers.

    Ray.
     
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    i have all my pipes airlines etc that go in and out of the sumps mounted through the sides, not over teh top, as they will climb up. \i have nothing that extends up above the top of teh sumps. \i also have breadcrates in my sumps to provide protection and multi storey accommodation units for my crays. \i have pieces of pvc pipe in my sumps on all teh levels for them
     
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    Hi Bryce, Great advice , thanks for that.

    I have been looking at Blue Marron too, and every one says that they are the best to eat, do you know if any one has had any success with growing them on the east coast ?, I am in northern NSW.
    I love your rescue vehicle.
     
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    I have had no dealing with Australian Maroon, however i am aware of teh following limitations.

    Temp of Over 12 Degrees is required.

    Very susceptible to chlorine, so make sure al waters well aerated before adding to the system when topping up

    High Oxygen Demand

    Here where i am in Southern QLD i dont think i would have any trouble keeping them.
     

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