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|Keeping Fish In Holding Tank ~12Months|
I'm moving house and having a house built, in the mean time i'm going to keep my 6 koi's (largest 1ft) in a holding pool on my allotment. The main problem is that there is no electric on the allotment. i've got a solar air pump and i'm intending to plant a few plants, but the koi's do damage anything i try to plant, and the pond is one depth (100cm).
Can anybody give any advise and help to keep my fish happy?
|Posted 23-Jul-2007 23:16|
Ultimate Fish Guru
Since there is no electricity, then a filter is out of the question. Since there is no filtration, You should do water changes on this holding tank like you would on an aquarium.
You havent mentioned the total volume of the holding tank,
but like an aquarium a change of 30% once weekly, or 50% biweekly should be enough to keep the fish happy.
Use a bucket or a hose to siphon water off and put water in. Dont forget dechlorinator.
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|Posted 24-Jul-2007 00:14|
the tank/pond is 760 Uk gallons
|Posted 24-Jul-2007 23:21|
Small Fry with Ketchup
I've never had koi, but assume they'd go after floating plants the same way that goldfish would. Even so some duckweed might be helpful to absorb excess ammonia and nitrIte.
If possible I'd say moving them only a few at a time. That will let the holding pool catch up to the bioload. Water changes as was said will be absolutly necessary.
Solar air pump will help, is it hooked up to filtration or oxygenation?
|Posted 28-Jul-2007 03:43|
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