There are 3 different types of tarpaulin fish pond in Nigeria. It is the best fish ponds for people going into fish farming now. This is the types and how to choose which one is best for you.
As in the picture , these ponds were made with PVC pipes.
Tarpaulin Fish ponds made with PVC pipes are mostly done for hatcheries because the PVC pipes cannot honestly support the weight you need for a bigger grow-out farm.
It looks fine, yes, but it cannot work for the large sum of water you need for a big grow-out fish farm.
It is good for hatcheries where the water is not bigger than 1 ft. The fish pond itself should not be bigger than 1 or 2 feet in height. Some people fill it with concrete but it still does not work. If it is not for a hatchery, it is not worth it.
These ponds are done with wood.
If you use the right wood, this can be some of the best ponds.
We use only TH (Treated hardwoods) and it can support a good volume of water and last for more than 5 years.
You can do large-sized ponds with this. Ponds of 20*10*4 feet that can take 1200 fish.
The fourth type is also done with iron but also done with a net. It is quite innovative and it also gets the job done well but very expensive. An iron mesh is used to construct it.
The pictures below show the tarpaulin fish ponds done with galvanized iron.
But for you to do this, you need to use a galvanized iron that will support the full weight of the water.
This is mostly for grow-out farms and as you can see, it can be as high as four feet. It can actually go as high as you want it but generally, four feet height is advised for ease of use of the fish ponds.
Most of these pictures online are usually empty mobile tarpaulin fish ponds. Upon erection, the ponds look good, especially to the camera.
But upon the in-filling of water, the ponds do not do so well with the weight.
So, for you to correct this, the frames have to be of a certain quality and design. It might be more expensive but it is better you pay it and get something that will last you for years.
Those are the four types of tarpaulin mobile fish ponds in Nigeria.
10*7*4ft – 500 fishes. 100k for the complete pond (This includes the frames, the liners and the drainage)
10*10*4ft – 800 fishes. 160k for the complete fish pond.
20*10*4ft – 1200 fishes. 220k for the complete pond.
However, there are different qualities of liners. Liners are what you might call tarpaulin. But for a fish pond, some of these tarpaulins are reinforced tarpaulin with fibers while others are not. Those that are reinforced with fibers are what most people call the “first grade”. Meanwhile, HDPE (high density polyethylene) is the best of them all.
And that is what we used at Asher Mobile Fish Ponds. Asher Ltd uses only the best and give a 5 year guarantee on our fish ponds.
The different capacities are 500 fishes, 800 fishes and 1200 fishes. We can also recommend what we think is most appropriate.
Some people may request for the tarpaulin fish pond liners alone and can get a local welder or carpenter to make the legs.
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