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  1. sorry to hear about youre continuing tilapia deaths! perplexing! i agree could be stress related due to noise, or building material contamination(grinder dust) tried carbon filtration? take youre well water for professional analisis. Also use eye protection when grinding (i have had 3 near escapes!) regards
  2. wow good fish pugo. how old are they now?/ were they lol
  3. i use uv sterilisers on my tilapia breeding aquariums. there are 2 types generally. the ones classified as clarifiers, and the more heavy duty ones which are sterilisers. generally the ones which are in the clarifier range (jbl, jebo, and the lesser aquarium models) are pretty useless i find. i am very happy with the tmc range . i use the tmc vecton 200 models. they also have very reasonabley priced replacement parts. the reason i started using them, is i have my tilapia split into 2 locations, one i only see once a week, and i had a particularly difficult fungal infection at 26 c ,there due to a electronic feeder malfunctioning, and massively overfeeding. they were succesfully treated with salt baths, but i found egg production/ hatching numbers down. since installation of a uv steriliser, things are back to normal, and it gives me great peace of mind.
  4. i have loads ripped off the net. type in beekeeping pdf!!A couple of years reading! regards
  5. looking good ! peppers already! congratulations! keep and eye on the fish , fungal outbreaks can sometimes be a pain in the b%$tt , especially if they dont go away at higher temps.
  6. i dont know for sure how you set it up , but you might want to turn of the solar heater pump at night, you might be losing heat through the hose if it is cold ?
  7. the tilapia will enjoy the warmer water! hope all goes well! fingers crossed for you also
  8. I also feel 100% water change is a bad plan. You are better doing multiple 50% changes in order not to further stress ill fish. regards
  9. Ravnis, i think i can rule out zinc poisoning, considering he had other fish in the same tank for quite a period of time with seemingly no problems, and the tilapia have been in there for a short period in comparison. also considering the amount of water changes hes says he´s done, i believe the zinc accumulation in the water and fish in such a short period of time would be very small. 1 gram per liter is as you say a maintenance dose or more explicitly as a preventative measure, is useless now as the fish have an obvious serious case of fungal infection . Also i am surprised that you dont use salt, but can offer advice with its use. also surprised that you feel fungal infections just go away with no treatment needed, by increasing the temperature. Temperature increase to ideal tilapia levels also brings fungus into its ideal conditions, where it multiplies more quickly and can have a more devastating effect on fish, especially already infected fish. Tilapia are one of the most salt resistant fresh water fish out there..
  10. helomech, i gotta crash out. fingers crossed for you!
  11. what % new water/ tank water? looking like nasty salt unless there were chemicals in ice bucket..
  12. you did use fish tank water into ice bucket and not new well water?! you did dissolve salt completely into it beforehand? i reckon you should get different salt..
  13. I dont know where you got that from ravnis 10gram per liter is quite common, and not especially high , even for 20 minutes. with tilapia i have left them in that % solution for an hour and a half with mossambicus. What makes you think that is way too much? also rather surprised that type of comment comes from a aphq ambassador who should know his fish and treatments..
  14. another 30 gram per liter link for short term baths http://www.seriouslyfish.com/article.php?id=15
  15. just did the math again, 23 gallons is 87 liters. 2lb salt is 907 grams. that still puts you in the safety margin by a long way. dont get depressed!
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