Today I Stockpiled...

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  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Here's a few things you could do before deciding on the fish Skyrocket.
    You could pay me in silver for an analysis of the site, my fees are cheap. :D
     
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    ^^ where about is the region? the water looks highly turbid and not the best for fish. if you do want to clear that water you can dissolve some aluminium sulphate in a drum and pump it out and cycle it around abit. the suspended colloids will settle out and the water will be gin clear. not good for aquatic life though but if you wanted clear water for farm use.
     
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    The property is in the golden triangle, Victoria. The soil is clay is why it is that color.
     
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    Perhaps consider the cause.
    Planting out the catchment / run-in could help. Reducing flow velocities may help. Some fish will thrive in turbid conditions because the food they seek is protected from predators like Shags.
    Rarely will you find yabbies (Cherax destructor) in clear water.

    The use of chemicals in dams or water courses isn't wise. Perhaps folk downstream won't be too happy when they find they have dead fish and crustaceans in their dams.
     
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    Skyrocket, be aware of the laws pertaining to dam construction. Dams and water courses are monitored from above. If you increase the size of a dam you could be up for massive fines from the EPA.
    As for what fish will do well.
    *Be aware of the stocking rules and regulations. There's penalties for stocking with the wrong type of fish.
    *If you have permission to expand your dam, try not to disturb the inflow area, treat that as your wildlife bank/resource, critter sanctuary because every thing will grow and fan out from that sanctuary to colonise new areas of the dam construction.
    *Grab a fine mesh net, scoop around the perimeter of the dam, collect all the critters you can find, take a photo of what you have and then release the critters back into the dam. Do that by day and night because some critters are diurnal and nocturnal, and if you can, do it by the seasons. Learn about those critters, they might be the food source the proposed fish love; if they are increase their habitat but make sure the species is native to your area.
    *Put a yabby trap (A legal one that doesn't trap platypus) and a bait net in the dam which has a very small opening to see if there are yabbies or shrimp. make sure you abide by the regulations because you don't want to catch small baby turtles, they will drown in an opera house yabby trap (They're illegal anyway).
    *Get a water analysis done, just buy a pool test kit to ascertain the pH. Use a salt testing strips the ones they use to test pool salt water for the salinity level.
    *Use google earth to work out your local water catchment and see what other folk are doing around the place. You might find that someone up stream is stuffing your water quality.
    *Speak to local folk, they will tell you what they have in their dams and what does and doesn't survive.
    *If all's good and you are sure your dam doesn't leak, you would be good to go to start growing habitat and critters for your intended fish. (Fish native to your area in the triangle) Folk often make the mistake of releasing fingerlings into a dam which has no food, no shelter and no protection from predators. The trick is to provide the food and shelter first and then the fish; you do not want to be spending money and time feeding fish.
    *Your suggestion regarding the windmill may not be necessary. There are formulas for the surface area required per fish to maintain the appropriate oxygen level; area and not depth will keep oxygen levels at the required levels. Having said that, if you do renovate the dam, add areas of deeper water and shallow so that there are areas of cooler and warmer locations in the dam.
    *Think about prevailing winds too, you can use prevailing wind to increase oxygen levels but it can also increase evaporation.
    *Consider that the best fisherman who seek-out Australian native fish are well aware of where they like to live, what type of food they eat and when they hibernate, when they are active and when they breed. If you can study this subject, you can save yourself thousands of dollars.
    There lots more to consider but................................blah blah, blah o_O :)
     
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    Thanks for all that! :)
     
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    Had been stockpiling this past couple of days like crazy, update again.
     
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    BEER. Fair dinkum :D

    Toilet paper ain't the measure.

    I wonder what hookers are doing during this period? The market never runs out of them, unless asteroids start hitting the Earth. :D
     
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    Today I did a big service of my ute and also changed several important new items (belts, hoses, thermostat, radiator, ,ect) on it so it is in good shape for many years.
     
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