Aquarium fish in a pond
Each of us would like to spend the summer in the country, but not all of the ego turns out. I dare say that for most this just a pipe dream. Among aquarists, in addition to universal problems, add more someone to keep Pets?
The solution is simple: take them with you. I foresee confusion and even indignation in some readers: what wildness is dragged hither and thither aquarium industry? But the idea is not so absurd as it seems at first glance. If you do a lot of preliminary work, your efforts will be completely justified. Just specify, the Council is not universal and can be used with greater or lesser success depending on who lives in your home pond. For fans, for example, discus or stingrays my recommendations are unlikely to be useful, but for many fans of various forms and kinds of goldfish would be the way. To some extent they can make use of admirers of zimorodok, barbs and many other inhabitants of the aquarium. What exactly is the method? To make the cottage suitable pond.
Don’t be scared — it doesn’t have to be a monumental reinforced concrete construction for many thousands of rubles. Will fit perfectly fossa, covered by plastic film.
Regarding the device the reservoir:constructive solutions set. The first time I just used aquariums made in the garden. Then it was applied an original design in the form of pits, film coated liner material for ponds and water-filled. But now we are not talking about the structure of the reservoir, and on its use.
I claim that any fish which will fit the thermal regime of the pond, will feel in it better than in the aquarium. By the way, the range of comfortable temperatures for most fish is much wider than is commonly believed.
For example, cold and rainy in the summer, when the night temperature dropped in the afternoon to +15°C, sometimes even up to +12″, swordtails actively bred, the fry were strong, grew quickly. Young fiery barbs, planted in “street” aquarium cleaning algae from echinodorus, stayed in it until late autumn and, despite the cold, gained more weight than their brethren who lived in the apartment. But a particularly striking contrast between pond and aquarium maintenance goldfish show. And it concerns not only decorative carp and comets, but more delicate species: the veiltail, telescope, and even orange. Regarding the last recent example: in early may, a friend took two dozen fry. He kept them at 24″With reinforced and fed. I released them in his pond on the roof, where the water warms up to 20 and at night it cooled down to 12″C. moreover, next day cold, and the whole week the temperature never rose above 14°C. nevertheless, by the end of the month my “pond” wards were one and a half times larger than remaining in the aquarium. That is, for growing fry goldfish pond — the perfect place.
In terms of breeding no problem at all: allow 5-10 adult specimens, and then only to be caught and replenishment. In pond plants fishing can be postponed until late autumn.
One of my friends, a passionate fan of cost minimization, organized a “fishing cottage” as follows: on the plot with small slope, made 5 ponds, incurring costs only for the acquisition of 20 linear meters of greenhouse films with a thickness of 200 microns.
Photo 1 shows how the film “flows” smoothly from one recess to another earth, forming a cascade of mini-ponds.
Creates a turbine for supplying water from the lower to the upper reservoir, whence it is directed downward by gravity. Manufacturers are in the top pond, and fry for blows on the “lower floors”. So, without human intervention, and established the process of resettlement and protection of juveniles. For lovers of aquatic plants, their cultivation under the open sky promises a lot of advantages. I can only add that in addition to the members of the genus F. chinodorus in open water can be successfully grown most of the long-stem plants, such as limnophila, gigrofily, peristaltiki, alternanthera, etc.
Many gardeners collect rain water for irrigation. The case is good, but has a side effect — in the tank are quickly brought unwanted inhabitants, especially mosquito larvae. And who doesn’t mind being bitten by the bloodsuckers of their own breeding? Entrust the care about people as their Pets. Will and fish are fed, and the whole people. I gave in late spring, one friend two pairs of guppies for biological treatment of semi-fine badaki. In the fall he gave me about three hundred excellent copies, far exceeding the size and brightness of the color of their aquarium counterparts.
And in the end the most valuable advice, without straining, abundant supply of fish fresh and healthy food in their own reservoir, if the natural flow will not be enough food for them.
For this we need:
— a plastic bottle 1.5-2 liters
— energy saving light bulb power 9 to 16 W
— power cord length allowing you to reach the nearest outlet.
The fixture is made as follows:
1. In a plastic bottle cut the bottom.
2. In the lid drill a hole with a diameter slightly less than the thickness of the wire.
3. Wire smuggles into the hole.
4. From the interior of a bottle connected to the cartridge.
Get a lamp with a plastic lampshade (photo 2). Lamp must be energy saving. And not so much to save, how much to melted plastic.
Dockable design so the lower part touching the water. As it gets dark — you can include. Insects fall into the water in huge quantities.
The process is so “rich” that veiltail even does not occur, to dig up plants in search of food.
I connected the lamp via the timer: start time — 22 hours, off 4 hours in the morning.
Initially, the pond was to me a great summer tank, eventually got a taste for decorative prudovodstva. Now, with a rich collection of water lilies, I just can’t imagine how you ever managed to be content with the narrow limits glass indoor pond. If you decide to go that route, you will not regret about it never.