PVC Fish Farm Supplies
Many people garden; growing fruits and vegetables in your backyard is only natural. Why not do the same thing with fish? Fish are a healthy food source and are easy to raise. Many equivalents can be drawn between vegetable and fish farming: they both need food and warmth; just as some vegetables can be grown in colder seasons, many fish don’t mind chilly weather; both require regular maintenance; finally, they can both be used to support a family and make you more self-sufficient!
The best thing about fish farming (or aquaculture) is how easy it can be! If you take the time to learn the proper methods, fish farming is not much harder than vegetable farming. Also, many of the fish farming supplies you’ll need can be hand-made using PVC materials. This makes creating your own fish hatchery equipment extremely cost-effective! In the past, fish farming has been seen as a negative thing, as massive fish farms often overuse water and electricity, causing a great deal of pollution. However, by using simple, natural techniques, you can cultivate a pure and healthy food source using minimal water and energy.
Below are lists of different components and fish hatchery supplies you may need to start your aquacultural journey. There are several different methods of fish farming, each with their own benefits. No matter which method you choose, you will be surprised how easy it can be!
Making a “cage culture” is a way of raising fish in an already-existing body of water while simultaneously keeping them separate from the greater pond or lake environment. The easiest kind of cage to make is a PVC fish cage.Cage culture works great if you have a pond on your property. These fish cage PVC fittings will help you build your own fish farming supplies.
PVC Swing Check Valves
Swing check valves make sure water is only flowing in one direction. If you are piping water into your fish farm, you’ll want to make sure none of that water flows backwards. This is even more important with drainage! Wastewater should stay out of the tank! Clear swing check valves are available in case you want to see the water passing through the valve. For more info on swing check valves, read our blog post on the subject!
Ball valves allow you to start or stop the flow of water at a certain point in your pipeline. These can be helpful when you want to allow water to continue flowing in one section of your pipeline, but not in another. Three different types are available. Regular PVC are the cheapest. PVC True Union can be easily removed from a pipeline, allowing for easy maintenance. And if you don’t mind spending a little more, metal ball valves are tough and will last a long time. Our metal ball valves are available in brass and stainless steel.
Are you trying to expand or alter your fish farm plumbing? You might need a saddle. Saddles are a great way to add a tee to a pipe without any demolition. You simply place the saddle around an existing pipe then drill a hole through the tee portion, which will allow water to pass through the new entrance. This will save you money on new pipe and save you time on deconstruction and construction!
PVC Fittings and Pipe
To make any PVC fish cage or fish farm plumbing system, you will need PVC pipe and fittings! We have a wide array of pipe and fitting sizes that will help you build strong and effective fish farm supplies. Regular PVC pipe is usually all you need, but we also have flexible pipe for those situations where you want a little more freedom. Our pipe and fittings are perfect for anyone constructing their own fish hatchery equipment.