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Re: [APD] aeration & a planted tank

         My pond is about 3-400 gal, a couple of Koi's are 3-4 Lbs, a 
couple of giant Guramis 4-5 Lb and a dozen more smaller fish around 2 lbs 
each.. A lot of fish load, I would move them to my coffee farm but I am not 
confident of taking such large fish for a 150 mile drive.


At 26/08/05, you wrote:
>my plant tub full of white clouds on my porch has had no problems... and
>it has gotten into the 100's alot this summer.. and stayed in the 90's
>mostly.  and the tub is quite full of plants.  No filtration, pumps or
>anything.  Just a tub, some gravel on the bottom, water, lots of plants,
>and white clouds..  and of course whatever has moved in since I put it
>all out there a few months ago.
>-derek parr
>Raj wrote:
> >          Increasing temperature will increase the metabolism rate in
> > plants, fish and micro organisms in the tank. I don't think that they all
> > would increase at the same rate.
> >
> >          Try introducing additional continuos agitation instead of only at
> > night. In a natural water body like a river, the water is continuously
> > moving with good agitation on average. The shallower the river 
> the  greater
> > the agitation and oxygenation. So, to simulating nature would be the best
> > way to go.
> >
> >          I have noticed in my pond, after dark cloudy days the fish are
> > gasping at the surface in the morning. Now I keep a circulator pump on all
> > the time.
> >
> > Raj
> >
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Raj, vu2zap
Bangalore, South India.

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