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Thursday, January 31, 2013

SXK 24 dpf







Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Suzuki x Kageyama topview Ranchu 23 dpf

23 days post fertilization (spawn), eating bloodworms.


The black squres are 2 cm.






Monday, January 28, 2013

Fiberglass Hatchery Troughs













Sunday, January 27, 2013

180 gallon All glass

This is the center piece for the 6x 125 wood rack which is the first rack built In the garage 2003. Originally had 6x 30 longs which were removed to have 3x 125s take their place.






Aquaultraviolet Ultima 1000

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Culling, the hard part: SXK 1/6/13 about a week old

The worst part of the process is culling. It's made easier by knowing the out come will be better and by having the right hand made tools for the job.  Here are all my hand made nets.
1.25 inch pan net



Overdose ms-222

The early process (1 week+, first 50%) is a continual cull for obvious defects and runts. They are culled into a floating Petri dish with an overdose of ms-222 aka tricane.

This way they are continually put to sleep and you don't second guess yourself by staring into a dish of culls, tempted to give this or that one a second chance.

Suzuki x Kageyama (SXK) Topview Ranchu 10 dpf spawned 1/6/13

Friday, January 11, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

S x K spawn

1/6/13 natural spawn. Very cold water ~63f. Natural spawn in java moss and a small squeeze IVF.

Lights?










Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Medo Linear Blower La-120

This is the air pump running the garage. It replaces a 1/10th Fuji ring blower (regenerative blower). The new pump runs circles around the old one in terms of depth and output. Gone is the blower whine and the 19 inch max depth. Airstones are churning 32 inches deep!

HIGHLIGHTS
Highly reliable, unique, die cast piston construction
UL-approved for outdoor use
Integrated grounded line cord
Service life expectancy of 6 years with proper installation and periodic maintenance

LA-120 | LARGE AIR BLOWER
Ideal for demanding onsite wastewater, aquaculture, and liquid mixing applications. Medo LA-120 is a low-noise, energy efficient, powerfully performing aerator.

SPECIFICATIONS
ModelLA-120
Power SupplyAC 120V,220V,230V,240V
Rated Frequency60Hz
Operating Pressure Range1.42 - 3.56 psig
Rated Pressure0.11 kgf/cm2(2.56 psig)
Rated Airflow*120 LPM (4.24 cfm) or over
Power Consumption118 W @ 60 Hz
Running Current2.4 amps
Operating Noise48 dB Max
Weight9.4 kg (20.7)kg
*When operatted at the rated pressure noted above