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The Question of Fertilization and Other Treatments for a Nursery Pond

Fertilizer is generally thought of as something limited to use on land. However, nursery ponds for raising fry and fingerlings are fertilized prior to the addition of new fish.

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Feeding Fry to Fingerling Stages of Growth

Feeding fry properly is the single most challenging part of running a nursery pond. Fry are not easy to feed, and even a steady supply of phytoplankton and other tiny lifeforms can suddenly disappear overnight or fail to keep them thriving.

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Which Liner Material is Right for a Nursery Pond?

Don’t underestimate the number of options you have for lining a nursery pond, even after you decide you want a flexible geomembrane.

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Liners to Prevent Water Loss in Nursery Ponds

While few fish pond owners would try to building rearing or feed-out ponds without a solid liner, these materials are also needed for nursery ponds.

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Flow and Water Change Requirements for Nursery Ponds

Like all fish rearing ponds, nursery ponds require a steady supply of conditioned fresh water and routine water changes.

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Letting Nursery Ponds Dry Between Seasonal Uses

Traditional use of open nursery ponds involved drying out the pond at the end of the season.

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Nursery Requirements for Specific Species of Fish

Nursery ponds are used for many different types of fish who need an open environment with a natural food supply and high water quality.

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How Nursery Ponds Work

Nursery ponds are a subset of rearing ponds that house fish during the most delicate and difficult stages of growth.

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Connecting Algae Ponds Directly to Aquaculture

For a food production system creating both vegetable and animal proteins at once, try combining an algaculture setup with an aquaculture business. Growing feed for the fish or crustaceans on-site greatly reduces

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What’s Needed for Rapid Algae Growth?

Algae doesn’t need the same water quality or conditions that plants and fish require. However, each species still has a set of conditions needed for rapid growth and profitable harvests.

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