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12-28-2014 08:09 AM
Learner
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Any update on the salmon? They should be ready to release soon right??
sorry i lost track of my updates......salmon were released and are hopefully growing well! thanks for chiming in!
04-05-2014 07:09 PM
aquarist Any update on the salmon? They should be ready to release soon right??
03-10-2014 02:21 AM
limz_777 quite surprised it hatch just laying there , did any eggs get fungus attack?
03-08-2014 11:30 PM
aquarist Oh man sorry to hear about the problems with the salmon tank! Do you think you will try and grow them again next year? Also can't wait to see picture of the "dirty dozen" =D
03-08-2014 11:28 PM
Learner
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Thanks for the updates, I'd personally love to see more picture and I am sure other member would as well. I think what you are doing with the salmon is fascinating and it is definitely different from what everyone else has. Thanks again for taking the time to share this with us.


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of course..........thanks for staying tuned!! i had spiking nitrite levels in the tank for over a week and seriously hindered the health of the remaining salmon smolt. most died of complications with the high nitrite during the fry/smolt development . nature often has tight parameters when systems breakdown. my last few: the dirty dozen, are now stabilizing well and will be ready to go in 2 months! i'll send pics this week...............the tank has been gutted
03-08-2014 02:21 PM
aquarist Thanks for the updates, I'd personally love to see more picture and I am sure other member would as well. I think what you are doing with the salmon is fascinating and it is definitely different from what everyone else has. Thanks again for taking the time to share this with us.


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03-08-2014 03:09 AM
AquaAurora
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been fun but the WCs are wearin me out!!!
You should look into aquaponics, essentailly growing plants with the nitrates in the water, end result: much less water changing, bonus:can grow your own food(veggies/herbs)! Takes a bit of $ to set up but can be done cheaply. I'll be using a pre-exsisting 55 gallon and its canister filter, simply setting up the plant grow area on the output for the canister and let gravity drop it back into the tank.
03-08-2014 02:58 AM
Learner
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What? No tagging?

Looks like a fun project, dude!
been fun but the WCs are wearin me out!!!
03-08-2014 02:57 AM
Learner Operation "personal fishery" was a complete failure. 100% mortality in the outdoor rearing habitat. I tried to prep the smolt for release and we had a cold snap that killed em dead. lesson learned. the remaining test subjects are surviving and will hopefully grow fast. I want them as large as possible before the spring release. pics if anyones interested
02-02-2014 03:42 PM
Soothing Shrimp What? No tagging?

Looks like a fun project, dude!
02-02-2014 06:51 AM
Learner thanks you guys! I sure appreciate the support. I finally finished up my desert viv and can now rest a bit...........been going tank crazy. Too many water changes and battles with algae. This tank has been a nice change of pace. No plants to worry about and only minor WC's. Luckily I can easily chill the water off by leaving it outside for a bit during this time of year.

The fry are eating but not ravenously at all like I expected. I had two members with a genetic defect causing them to stay in a whorled shape while developing into the aelvin phase of metamorphosis. I have been told it is not chronic whorling disease which is good. I had 11 eggs not hatch and the rest seem to be doing fine. I managed to cover up about 25 aelvin while doing a gravel vac last week and used about 50 or so fry for a teratogen experiment with my kids. That now leaves a good number of fish that this particular tank can support without being way over crowded. I have a few kids doing an independednt research project on fertilizer runoff and they will need 20 or so smolt to test. That should leave 100 smolt for my favorite little stream! Hope I can catch one in the years to come. Been thinking of clipping the tip of their caudal fin as a marking so I'll know if they make it to adult............ reseach suggests that at least 1 of them should
01-28-2014 04:49 PM
Phil Edwards What a great tank Learner! Back in 1989, when I was a wee 8th grader one of the science teachers did a class on Salmonids and we raised a batch of eggs from University of Washington for release into a local stream. That's still one of my favorite classes ever. Glad to see someone else is doing something similar.

Cheers,
Phil
01-28-2014 04:04 PM
aquarist This is an awesome post! Thank you for sharing this with us, I am going to be checking back often to see updates!
01-28-2014 03:24 PM
DTDPlanted
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I had a 98% hatch with the cohos just 3 weeks ago. I did snap a few pics of the aelvin stage and they are now already considered fry. they havent eaten yet so they must still be living off their yolk's energy supply. Ill post some new pics soon!
Sweet waiting for pics!

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01-24-2014 04:55 AM
Learner I had a 98% hatch with the cohos just 3 weeks ago. I did snap a few pics of the aelvin stage and they are now already considered fry. they havent eaten yet so they must still be living off their yolk's energy supply. Ill post some new pics soon!
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