Not great for them; they are pretty freaked out. I'm trying to quickly source some structure to place in their tank so that they can feel safe and relax a bit. But they're out there! Huzzah!
The tank they were in was unable to keep up with the bioload, and for the last 2 weeks was cloudy from high nitrites and nitrates (and likely, as well, ammonia). But they soldiered on through it! So now it's about sourcing a cheap source for pellets, and ensuring the filter is getting enough water through it, which doesn't look like the case right now.
The indoor part of the setup, with 1 heater and 3 filters, 1x4' T5HO fluorescent light, and a supplemental light for the plants growing in the filter, takes 20kWh of electricity per week.
In Manitoba that's about 7 cents/kWh, so, quick math says about 30$ so far.
We've been enduring a heat wave that has kept temperatures quite high here, so the heaters in the IBC have not been going hard to maintain temperatures. I'll get a monitor out there ASAP.
Interesting note from the transfer process: fish don't like to be netted, brought into the air, and then put into a bucket that is just barely bigger than them.
Also, some fish can make a 3 foot jump from 10" of water.
|Me with a lot of water on me. Those guys can SPLASH.|
|See the tails (a little beat up) in the middle of the pic? They're in the IBC!|
|This is them pretending they're flounders and lying on one side to keep an eye on me.|