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I'm currently cycling a new system in Melbourne, Australia. The weather is getting warmer so trout isn't an option unfortunately. Can anyone recommend between Barramundi or Silver Perch?

I read that chop & flip IBC setup running efficiently can support about 12 trout. Would those same numbers apply to Barramundi or Silver Perch?


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PostPosted: Oct 29th, '19, 03:58 
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To warm for trout to cold for barra silver perch is the only option

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Even the 9 months from Feb till Nov? My water temp was 12°C prior to adding a heater to boost cycling.

Any ideas on silver perch numbers for a chop & flip Inc?


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Even the 9 months from Feb till Nov? My water temp was 12°C prior to adding a heater to boost cycling.

Any ideas on silver perch numbers for a chop & flip Inc?


You have to look at the overall picture heating comes at a cost
No body wants fish at $20.00 each
Seeing its your first system i would put in 20 gold fisf first just to make shore its all working well

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Food&Fish wrote:
kusumanassim wrote:
Even the 9 months from Feb till Nov? My water temp was 12°C prior to adding a heater to boost cycling.

Any ideas on silver perch numbers for a chop & flip Inc?


You have to look at the overall picture heating comes at a cost
No body wants fish at $20.00 each
Seeing its your first system i would put in 20 gold fisf first just to make shore its all working well


Maybe a good idea with the goldfish. The heating is just to boost the bacteria growth, the system was cycling for 2 weeks at 12°C with no nitrites, I boosted it to 18°C and nitrites appeared within three days. I'll turn the heating off when the nitrates are present.

Thanks for you help


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Silver perch are pretty tough... I started with them when I had no idea what I was doing. I lost none. Though goldfish are apparently tougher and cheaper.

I've used a rule of thumb of 1 perch (or other fish to be grown to plate/eating size) per 25 L of wet media.

So that would be about 12 silver perch if you do want to go with them.

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