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Old 01-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #61 
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I love that idea! Keeping the jarred males in a tub and then heating the water around the jars. Think I'll steal that one when I need to jar my males.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #62 
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Which males? If you mean the jarred fry males then...I usually keep then in a fish room with the tem always warmer than the house. Now i dont have access to a fish room so i use my room because i have no other choice. I will get a tub (packing kind) and fill it up with the males inside of it and heat the tub water wih the jarred males in there to keep at a stable temp. Though if that doesnt work as well as i am hoping for i will have to get a heating blanket and put it just under the jarred males so they would be warm. Though since heating blankets do gt pretty warm ill put a fairly thin piece of somethin on the heating blanket before putting the jarred males on it.

For me when i had a fish room it didnt cost me as much as i though. Though if uou continuously turn the heat up and down in the fish room your bill will sky rocket. The heated tub of water should work fine for about ide say $40 max because if you buy a quality heater then ide guess the tub to be about ten to fifteen dollars depending on how big. I'm going to get 30 gallon tubs though.
What about using a horse trough? (like that they drink water out of)
You can get them at tractor supply.... not sure where else in most cities, but they are a bit pricey, but from my understanding, easy to heat and to keep the heat monitored (my grandmother has to heat her horses water during the winter)
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What about using a horse trough? (like that they drink water out of)
You can get them at tractor supply.... not sure where else in most cities, but they are a bit pricey, but from my understanding, easy to heat and to keep the heat monitored (my grandmother has to heat her horses water during the winter)
I really have never heard of a horse trough, but I searched on google and now know lol. It looks really heavy compared to the pictures on google. Approx. how many gallons? Also Are there only tin/metal/aluminum? Or do they come in plastic maybe.

Just curious, but why do horses need heated water? Is it outside where the water will freeze?
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Horse troughs only come in metal because horses have a bad habit of chewing things, if they were made of plastic, they would be chewed up in no time. The water needs to be heated in winter so that ice won't form. The horses can't get to the water if it is frozen over.
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Oh I see... I didnt know horses had a chewing problem.

Though I thought the water would be kept inside a barn or something...Im more of an in water kind of person lol.

That might just work, though I am in a limited space. (My room) so ill stick to the packing bucket.
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We used a horse trough to hold our koi for a while. They have different sizes. We took a big pond liner on the inside so that the fish wouldn't be touching the metal.
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Cool. Though whats the maximum gallons that it will be.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #68 
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Any magic happen yet? lol
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #69 
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Well today is the second day and the breeder male is chasing her. Surprisingly the male has come back and is chasing the female when the male was being chased before so its a little payback for him lol.

I'm hoping by tomorrow night or so they will have some kind of interest in spawning.
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I really have never heard of a horse trough, but I searched on google and now know lol. It looks really heavy compared to the pictures on google. Approx. how many gallons? Also Are there only tin/metal/aluminum? Or do they come in plastic maybe.

Just curious, but why do horses need heated water? Is it outside where the water will freeze?

My grandma has huse black ones... I think they are made from recycled tires or something.... they are REALLY heavy, and HUGE, not sure how many gallons though....

and yes, during the winter the larger troughs freeze so she has heaters for them, she still has to go out in the morning and check on them when it gets especially cold
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