Each pond houses 5000 fries and will be graded in 2 weeks time. This is to separate the slower growth fries to the faster growing ones. This separation is neccesary to avoid them from bullying one another. At his age, the cannibalistict instict of the fries are still strong. Once they grow to more than 3 inch in length, it would not be as critical. At least that's what i was told.
At first i tried by placing the pump nearest to the tank knowing full well that it might not work. Pumps generally has better boosting power (pushing the water out from the pump) compared to suction power. Normally, the suction length of a pump is about max 7m. So naturally it didnt work. I then relocated the pump closer to the source (about 8-9m) but still it wont suck. That's is the maximum length of cable i have. Later on, Baber came to the rescue with additional cable, put the pump closer to the river and it sucks. :) I mean it does it work and suck up the water and push it out to the tank. Then....my tank leaked. Again. Can't complain though. I got it by the roadside and brought it over. Somebody threw it away knowing that it's irrepairable. We already pasted asphalt sealant to it, it leaked. We also tried cementing the base and it still leaked. I'll just have to buy a new one.