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Thread: Air Pumps versus Water Pumps with bakki shower.

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    Tosai
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    Air Pumps versus Water Pumps with bakki shower.

    Hi guys
    I have just created a 100 000 liter pond (15 x 7) to accommodate newly hatched fry.

    I need to make an urgent decision.

    Option 1
    Only a air compressor with various air stones like most people do it around here. (South Africa)

    Option 2
    Two submersible pumps, each pulling from 15 meter irrigation pipes lying on the bottom, full of holes, covered with stockings to prevent the fry from being sucked in, and returning via a bakki shower.

    I will appreciate your inputs on the pro's and con's of the two systems.

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    Why not both?

    ~Raymond.

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    I do not have experience with the situation. I do have experience with raising egglayer fry in aquaria. I would not use the submersible pumps. Fry are very weak. The stocking may prevent them from being sucked into the pump, but you will likely lose fry that become stuck to the stocking and do not have the strength to swim off. Also, if the pond has the level of microscopic life necessary to feed the fry, the stocking will quickly become blocked.

    Wait until the fry are eating pellet foods before using the Bakki. They will be fine until then.

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