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Starting a stock tnak pond
Im using a over kill pump magdrive 2200
Please comment if im doing it right or wrong

THE SET UP

Magdrive punp attached to the pvc pipes
Since its too strong i used T to put back some of the water in the tank
Circulating the water at the bottom or the tank
The rest goes straight to the 55 gallon drum
As a bog filter

BOG FILTER

its a 55 gallon drum
Inside it is a 30gallon drum cut in half
And turned upside down inaide the 55 gallon drum
The watwr supply goes inside that 30 gallon drum
Using uniseal
I have bio balls inside the 30gallon drum
And also have air supply
I have a waste valve ton the side of the 55gallon straight inside the 30gallon
Easy to clean the waste just open the valve
After that i filled it with pebbles then lava rocks then peagravel
Planted some water plants the roots will help filter the water

I dont have enough gravel at the moment so the water is aboved the gravel
I throw in guppies for now so no mosquitoes

So what do you guys think?

The fiest tank after the 55gallon is a catfish tank
Second tank is a tilapia
 
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The water at the bottom of the tank is circulating
And the water ontop is also circulating
Now top and bottom are swirling
Then i have a fishnet to catch those fish poop
Every afternoon ill just wash off that fishnet
No more leaves debris of any kind floating around
 

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Looks like a neat set up. And a lot of water movement great job!
 
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Thank you
I really like the sound of the water too
Juat using an elbow sideways creates more bubbles on the water and spread the water also

Was wondering if i can add shrimp in this tank
But im afraid if the tilapia will eat them haha
 
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They would see them as a nice snack! I think................
 
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They would see them as a nice snack! I think................
Ahahahhaha a good snack



Question can you have too much aquatic plants?
Or that would be a good thing to have lots of plants on the pond
 

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My ponds are full of plants . The fish do fine

The plants help keep the water in perfect shape
 
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Just gotten my self an ibc tote 275 gallonsanybody knows how many tilapia can i put in this tank?
 
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Im really happy with my bog filter water is really clear
And im jot using any uv filter
I can really see them swimming around
 
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Thanx

Im getting ready to set up ibc tote as an aquaponics
Ill grow lettuce only for my tilapia and catfish
They love that stuff
 
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Im trying to grow duckweed ang water lettuce

Does this thing looks alright to grow them
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It will probably do fine, make sure they are getting dirty water, ie fish poo and or fertilizer.
 
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Heres an idea
My pond needs light at night
Well i dont really need to. But i wanna put
Any way
I dont want to use too much electricity
So i came up with this

Using the power of my water pump to turn this turbine and produce 12v electricity for an led string lights
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Great. Ow i have duckweed to feed the tilapia

I encountered a bit of problem with my ibc tote
Not enough space
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Any ideas how i should fit this
The window or opening for the pond is only 8 inchess
 
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