Hello I checked my ammonia levels before the water change and it was 2.0 ppm ,, I changed 90 % of my water and after the change i checked the ammonia the next day and it was between 0.5 and 1.0 ppm is that a good number to have for ammonia levelsusing the API Test kit i found:before water change ammonia levels was 2.0after water change is between 0.5. and 1.0the fish i have in my system are tilapia and the water tempreature has been maintaining upper 60's the breed of tilapia i have…See More
Your research backs up all that I have read too, which is why I was pleasantly surprised that my fish survived sub-50. Obviously they are more cold tolerant than is considered normal. So either I'm fortunate, or there…"
I would recommend against using chicken wire in a wet environment due to the metal leaching or rusting into the water.
What you are proposing can be simplified by using netted pots suspended above the fish tank. You could further…"
"Hey thanks Rob,
I am aware of the limitation. I am using a 30 amp contactor (relay) to carry the amperage. The relay on the temp controller only has to handle a few milliamps to power the contactor coil. I had a contactor already so did…"
"@ John Malone - Thanks for sharing. I am going under the assumption that Silvia is correct on temperature range for Tilapia at 60-95 Deg. F.. Jim Troyer report fatalities at 55 Deg. F. I lost a fingerling at about 57 Deg this month.The fact that…"
"Yes a stainless steel is a good idea for the element. I plan on using it less than 30 days a season and I made it easy to inspect . Having a below ground fish tank is the next project. I was going to do a 6x8 4 ft deep raft pond with scrimp and…"
I'm quite happy with my setup and this is the second winter that these fish are going through so I can speak with a certain level of confidence.
The 400 gallon in-ground tank has insulation on the side, but not the top.…"
"I also have purchased several of these tubs at a local Harbor Freight store. Cost with tax was about $7.00 each. I drilled drain holes in the bottom, have taken sludge from my grow troths mixed with compost and planting plants that do…"
"@Kim Roman - My tank is not in the ground. I wish it was. My water was 70 Degrees in the tank this AM. For the last 3 days I have been running about 850 Watts on my heaters for 24 hours a day.(This is nuts).
The only water circulating through…"