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Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - FarmTech - 01-11-2015

What do you think about using light over fish ponds to attract insects at night? Those that fall into the pond the fish would eat. Isn’t that cheap protein?

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RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - FarmKing - 01-19-2015

Nice idea.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Henlus - 03-11-2015

That's a good idea, fish farmers should try it and tell us the outcome.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Manger - 06-13-2015

I’d used a bug zapper to kill the insects so they're less likely to escape. That’s really cheap protein. It will also help to eliminate biting insects like mosquitoes.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Hippo - 06-13-2015

(06-13-2015, 02:26 AM)Manger Wrote: I’d used a bug zapper to kill the insects so they're less likely to escape. That’s really cheap protein. It will also help to eliminate biting insects like mosquitoes.

According to Wikipedia, a study among 13,798 insects killed by a bug zapper, only 31 were biting insects. To kill biting insects like mosquito, only specially designed bug zapper can be used, the ones that attract mosquitoes with carbon dioxide. Seems like the bad guys are tricky.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - John@ - 06-13-2015

Is there any poisonous insect that can kill fish? If so this might not be a very good idea.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - lordcabasa - 06-13-2015

Clarias gariepinus


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Henlus - 06-13-2015

(06-13-2015, 04:10 PM)lordcabasa Wrote: Clarias gariepinus

Jesus! How many kg is that and how many years?


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Hunter - 12-08-2017

There is no need for an expensive bug zapper. It will be cheaper to suspend light above the pond water. Attracted insects will fall into the water and the fish will eat them. Insects are very harphazard in the way they fly, so most of them will likely end up in the pond.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Manger - 12-08-2017

(12-08-2017, 09:47 AM)Hunter Wrote: There is no need for an expensive bug zapper. It will be cheaper to suspend light above the pond water. Attracted insects will fall into the water and the fish will eat them. Insects are very harphazard in the way they fly, so most of them will likely end up in the pond.

Nice idea. But one must be very careful to secure the wire well. If it fall inside the pond, all the fish will die.


RE: Lighting Fish Pond to Attract Free Protein - Hunter - 12-08-2017

(12-08-2017, 09:51 AM)Manger Wrote: Nice idea. But one must be very careful to secure the wire well. If it fall inside the pond, all the fish will die.

True. You may also use low-voltage battery to power LED lights.