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PostPosted: Nov 18th, '18, 12:26 
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Anyone out there use heaters? I live in Colorado and my set up will be in my garage. Winter months get down to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the garage. Looks like a pool or hot tub heater will run me upwards of $1500/year.

I've given up my dream of raising barramundi due to the climate, but it looks like even a bass/perch system needs warmer than 40 degree water.

Have any of you found a better solution for heating water in cold climates?

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 Post subject: Re: Heating issues
PostPosted: Nov 18th, '18, 13:44 
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Grow trout instead! I've seen my small system water get down to about 5C (41F) at its coldest, and trout can handle that ok.

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Will they spawn in a small tank? I'd like a self-replenishing supply.

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I don't know much about growing your own from scratch, but you would need a separate area for spawning and raising from eggs. Much easier to buy batches of fingerlings from a hatchery.

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For your garage system, during the winter you could build a PVC hoop house type of frame and insulate from the cold in the garage. Use of a heater and maybe cover the tank could work BUT you want to be sure you have plenty of aeration and water splash to keep the O2 levels high.

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Bass and Yellow Perch will do fine at 40 F, they just won't be eating much if anything and you might lose a few but then again, you might not.


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I just use a cheap pond heater to keep from freezing. I've grown bullhead, largemouth bass, bluegill in an outside take through a winter with no issues (although they don't eat when it's cold). I also have some yellow perch starting their first winter and they seem fine.

Far more cost-effective to use a fish that can survive the natural conditions than to try to engineer a solution to heat or cool the water to suit a foreign fish's needs.

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