A few Goldfish deaths :(
Lost a goldfish a few weeks ago & found 2 more laying on the bottom of the tank on Monday..
I had no idea at the start as to what could of caused the deaths so went looking online for some idea of what it could of been.. I came across a few sites with the one listed bellow being fairly comprehensive in its listing of different diseases & their symptoms..
had no idea what might have caused the deaths at the time but am now
fairly certain it was a sudden drop in water temp that may have caused
them to perish.. Another theory put forward by a viewer is that it could of just been tired after mating... Apparently, as the gills & eyes looked so healthy this could of been a possibility.. Have never read of this happening before & really hope I didn't bury a few fish alive.. The goldfish are destined to go to a new home soon I don't know if I will get to test this theory..
Update walk through..
Bit late I know but here is the latest update clip for the aquaponic set up..
I found sometime this week to finely sort out how I will be altering the pipe
work on the system so that all the water will run through a filter to remove
solid fish waste & un eaten food..
One of the first things to make up was the 90°
At the moment I am using normal 90° fittings on the pipes to
redirect the water but it was pointed out to me that making up these nifty
little units out of 2 x 45° elbows will let the water flow a lot more
efficiently increasing flow rates throughout the whole system.. An upside to
that is I think I can now down size the pump to one that should be slightly
cheaper to run..
As the system can’t be left off line for
any length of time I have been making up these elbows & pre fabricating the
other pieces needed so they can be added on all in one go.. I really want a whole day set aside for this
just in case any unforeseen events arise needing extra parts & time to
finish the job..
That's about it for now as I really should be out there harvesting the Yacon..For more regular updates & pictures from the patch come visit us on our Bits Out the Back Face book page..
Thanks & take it easy all..