Re: NANFA-- keeping shad alive in captivity (part 2)
Thu, 2 Oct 2003 17:02:39 EDT

You know I think this shad thing is being made to seem far too difficult. a
12 foot above ground pool holds 3000 gallons of water, a good 300 to 500 gallon
per hour pump a sponge filter attached to the intake side and a venturi
attached to the outlet with the out flow directing the water into a circular motion
could keep several hundred shad alive for quite a while if they are feed
properly and the sponge is rinsed out regularly. If you want to get a little
better filtration use another pump to turn a plastic 55 gallon drum full of lava
rocks into a trickle filter. Not having a large budget I have learned to do much
with very little over the years. I use these pools all the time as ponds and
they work great. the main difficulty is going to be getting the shad to the
pool uninjured and healthy. Once that is accomplished they are easy to keep

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