Concrete Pond Management: Steps to take before introducing the Fish in the Water

On my last article, we discussed about the steps to take before putting the fish into the water after constructing your earthen pond. Here we will discuss about the steps to be taken before introducing the fish in water in a concrete pond also. After constructing your concrete pond, the first step is to wash the pond thoroughly with detergent and a lot of water. This is to make the pond free of toxins from the cement used in plastering the walls. After washing, you can pump in water into…

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Earthen Pond Management: Steps to take before putting the Fish in the Water

After constructing the earthen pond, what are the steps you are expected to take before putting the fishes in the water? The first step to take after constructing the fish pond id to put a mosquito net round the pond, this to prevent the entrance of predators like: frogs, toads, crabs, and snakes etc. into the pond. Then apply slaked lime and leave it for 4-7days so as to kill any of the predators that may be in the pod already. After 7days, you can apply fertilizer like poultry droppings,…

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How often you need to Change Water in your Fish Farm

How often do you need to change the water in your concrete pond after stocking it with fish? This largely depends on your management system which includes your stocking density, the type of water you are using and the type of feed you are giving to your fishes. High stocking density will get the water dirty earlier because the more they are, the more the quantity of feeds and feed wastes and also the more the wastes from them so high stocking density will necessitate regular change of water for…

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Recommended Volume of Water for Fish Farming on a Concrete Pond

To be able to do well at fish farming in a concrete pond, which volume of water do you recommend? Sincerely speaking, as soon as your fishes are more than 1,000pieces in number, you will need a borehole to sustain them. Well water may not be enough because you must always have enough water to pump into your pond as often as it is needed, either for regular change of water or in response to some emergencies that may necessitate change of water immediately.

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The Best Source of Water for Fishes in Concrete Ponds

Most fish farmers often want to know what source of water that is best for the fish in a concrete tank. Well any source of water (rain, well, tap, borehole etc.) is good for your fishes as long as they are free of chemicals and microbes. This means that the water to be used should not be treated with any chemical because the chemical can kill the fish and microbes will also introduce diseases to the fish pond. See also: Number of Blocks Required to Rise above Ground Level in…

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Number of Blocks Required to Rise above Ground Level in Constructing a Concrete Pond

Often time’s farmers always ask how many courses of blocks do I need to raise above the ground level in constructing a concrete pond? Well ideally, the courses of block to be raised above the ground level should be four (4). This is because at this height, the predators like toads, frogs etc. cannot jump and gain access into the fish pond. Also it is not too high and thus making feeding of the fish easy. The higher the numbers of courses of blocks, the more difficult it becomes to…

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“Earthen Pond vs Concrete Pond” Which one is your Recommendation?

Base on Recommendation for you: then you need to consider all the advantages and disadvantages of each of the types and then decide on which type is more suitable for you with regards to the level of fish farm you want to embark on. If you know you don’t have access to a swampy area, then automatically go for a concrete pond. The cost of digging an earthen pond and those of constructing its concrete pond equivalence is almost the same so none is better than the other on the…

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Find out: “Earthen Pond vs Concrete Pond” Which one is Better?

This depends on the way you are looking at it and what you actually want. As far as am concerned, the two could be very rewarding if adequately managed. In comparism, water management in earthen pond is easier than in concrete pond because most wastes from the fish and the feeds are absorbed by the soil n earthen ponds while they have to be flushed out in concrete ponds. Also phytoplanktons and zooplanktons are available as additional sources of feed in earthen pond while artificial feeds are the only source…

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The Ideal depth of an Earthen Fish Pond

Ideally, where your earthen pond is located should be a swampy area such that you don’t dig too deeply before reaching water source. Earthen pond is not supposed to be deeper than 4feet. The deeper the pond is, the more difficult it is to manage the pond, for example: if it is deeper than 4feet before you can get sufficient water, the pond is not likely to supply enough water for your fish farm. Therefore how deep you will dig before getting water must be known before deciding on the…

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How to determine if the Oxygen Level of the water in your Fish Pond is enough

In order to know if the oxygen level of the water in your fish pond is enough for the fishes, you need to observe your pond every morning and evening only then you will know the oxygen level on your fish pond. If early in the morning and late in the evening, the water in your pond is full of s lot of air bubbles, then the oxygen level is low and it is most likely that there is immediate need for you to change the water and pump in…

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The Different Types of Housing for Fishes

The most common types of fish housing are: Earthen pond, Concrete tank and Re-circulatory system. However, depending on where you are using for your farm and the quantity you want to raise, it is possible to use some temporary form of housing for your fish. For instance, plastic tanks with open end can be used, it is also possible to construct fish pond with very strong tarpaulin and wood popularly known as Movable ponds”. To get a detailed description of how plastics tanks and tarpaulin can be used for fish…

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How to determine if your Housing is Conducive for your Fishes

The only way to know if your housing is conducive for your fishes is to check the state of your water and the reactions of the fishes inside the fish pond. Clean water will have enough oxygen which will make the pond good enough and okay for the fishes while dirty water will reduce the oxygen level in the pond and will also produce odors that will have negative effects on the fish. Immediately the fish pond is no longer conducive for the fishes, you will see them moving erratically…

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