We started thinking about raising fish a few years ago but it was all talk and no show, so this year we decided it was the magic year to try this out. After watching the happy fish and perfect youtube videos we thought well that person can do it so why cant we!?!? Well if you have never decided to do something like this and really thought about it those videos only show the perfect side of everything and NEVER tell you how it ends. Why??? I think they don't want people thinking they are idiots or something but man i sure would LOVE to have a video that shows dead floating fish with rancid water and that your filter malfunctioned or your pump failed. I want to know so it isn't so hard to go through this school of raising fish.
So far since we started we lost about 75-80 fish right outta the gate due to a pump malfunction and electrocuting them. I posted last week about the water being green and noticed that our filter was plugged so wasn't filtering out anything~ I have since added a few items that are supposed to help with algae and fish waste but apparently you cant use these in fish you want to eat but perfectly fine for fish you just want to look at.
After all of this so far I have had 2 more floating fish from causes unknown and I am getting discouraged on this as it takes alot of work and seems like a never ending cash flow. I will get through this, I will get through this! I wish that there was a magic book that had the answers to all the questions that we have trying this and that everything we do was just what it needs but alas i don't have the book and so we are on this carpet ride together trying to fly our way through all the ups and downs this trip has for us.