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#470066 - 04/21/17 01:25 PM separate forage pond
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Loc: Nebraska
As mentioned in another thread I am looking at building a pond in the next year or so and was curious on some thoughts about building a small forage pond next to the main pond. The main pond i was originally thinking 1.5-2acres but am not kicking around building a small forage pond next to the main pond to raise fatheads, crawfish, and whatever else. Pros and Cons to this and what is the minimum size/depth would it need to be? Thanks!

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#470072 - 04/21/17 01:48 PM Re: separate forage pond [Re: jwetovick]
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I have one, 1/4 to 1/3 acre depending on rain. I seine it yearly and move the BG's and GSF to the big pond. If I don't seine it, they will over spawn and the oxygen crash isn't far behind.
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#470082 - 04/21/17 02:36 PM Re: separate forage pond [Re: jwetovick]
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I was thinking to use it strickly for fatheads and not gills unless i really needed to raise more gills. Is it really worth it just to grow fatheads or would be better off feeding and buying fhm if they are needed?

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#470098 - 04/21/17 04:25 PM Re: separate forage pond [Re: jwetovick]
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Fatheads are cheap and dozers are expensive.
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