Living in rural Perthshire has many advantages to the fish keeper – clean air, peace and quiet, nice soft water for those hard to spawn species. On the minus side companies often charge extra for delivery and it can get a little chilly from time to time. Tonight is one of those times. Here is the forecast for the next 24 hours:
This comes on top of several days of hard frost. Inside the fish house it’s a steady 24C (75F) courtesy of 3 one inch layers of Kingspan insulation. Heat source is a small oil-filled heater that comes on now and again. My only worry is a power cut. The water temperature varies from 20C on the bottom shelf – ideal for my group of Girardinichthys multiradiatus to 25C on the top rack. The only problem is that the water supply out to the fish house has frozen and I’m currently unable to do water changes. A couple more days of this and I’ll have to run water out from the house.