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    Thanks for that arceye
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    Thinking on salt, you probably don't need it but it could offer several positives at the start.

    My thinking is (and it could be boll*c*s ) that...

    It can help with any passengers / health issues the fry might bring.

    It should reduce stress after their move and help them settle

    It could safeguard to some extent against nitrite as your filtration matures.

    I'd be inclined to start with salt and once everything is established let it dilute out through your water change regimen.

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    Just found a 6000k bulb says full spectrum daylight. In a bayonet bulb. Quote

    This Androv energy saving lamp produces full spectrum light comparable to sunlight at midday. Full spectrum light helps restore the body's natural circadian rhythms, improving mood and energy levels

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    Think it'll be any good like

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    What sort of roof is on your out building Ajm ?

    My garage is tiled and I have roof perspex and let's in loads of light,maybe you cant do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    What sort of roof is on your out building Ajm ?

    My garage is tiled and I have roof perspex and let's in loads of light,maybe you cant do that.
    It's a apex same as the house but on the north face so not much light and means I would have to cut though a ceiling and the roof of a council house lol don't think they would aprove lol. I'll try get some pictures up tomorrow

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    Maybe get your chain saw on it Aj.
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    Forgot how to use that thing these days lol

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    So most the work gear has been evicted so this whole bit will be the grow on a little over 1mx1m. Water will be 1.25 deep but I'll be insulating 7ish foot to allow for filter and doing a false ceiling with insulation and doing the door as well keep it nice and toasty mount a shelf just above water for filter air pump feed and test kit. It's a couple foot from my kitchen so can keep a very close eye on them

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    More money and I think I would have gone for a nice window in the doorway lol

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    Thinking about getting some filter media bags and bagging the grog up and hanging it in the pond to try mature it a bit will this be OK to use in a shower for the grow. Once I've scraped the pond fish and made sure they are clean that is

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    Looking good there mate.
    You could put a couple of your other small ones in it for a month or so to get it going.
    I put mine in clean water and fresh media all new and they were fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Looking good there mate.
    You could put a couple of your other small ones in it for a month or so to get it going.
    I put mine in clean water and fresh media all new and they were fine.
    Good call John

    Small enough to help kick start the filters but not big enough to totally trash the water parameters too quickly
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Looking good there mate.
    You could put a couple of your other small ones in it for a month or so to get it going.
    I put mine in clean water and fresh media all new and they were fine.
    Just build feed up slowly like staring a new pond from scratch? Plan is to put all main pond fish in to get bd work done on main pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Just found a 6000k bulb says full spectrum daylight. In a bayonet bulb. Quote

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    I'd give it a go mate, sounds like it may do the job. If you get going and then don't think its up to it you can always try upgrading to a grow lamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arceye View Post
    I'd give it a go mate, sounds like it may do the job. If you get going and then don't think its up to it you can always try upgrading to a grow lamp.
    Only a few quid and a couple quid for a connector and wire as there is no light at all in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Only a few quid and a couple quid for a connector and wire as there is no light at all in there.

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    Sounds like you could do with 4 candles Aj

    It's a standard filament light bulb and it's easier to make them give off something that is close to natural daylight compared to LED
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