Well I finally added my blue tilapia to my system, I ordered 30 to start with 29 made it through the shipping process and 1 died just after being added to the system. It was one that I noticed wasn't doing so well during the acclamation process. Water temp is a steady 88 degrees Fahrenheit and they seem to be doing well for now. I did notice a bit more water evaporation then I was expecting. I will have to deal with that later. I will update this blog as time goes by.
I have an artificial pond/waterfall that does not currently have fish but does have algae. I would like to install a red worm filtration bed to remove the organic buildup in the pond and, if possible run some of the water through strawberry towers and thereby reduce the nutrient content. Is it possible, in this situation, to grow plants without introducing fish into the pond? There is a lot of organic build-up from leaf loading so I could feed the red worms for quite some time.…Continue