As the cages are under the water for a long time, you find that the nets are blocked by algae and sundries.
You need to clean the nets immediately. Otherwise, it will decrease the oxygen volume and hurt your culture’s performance.
How could you possibly clean the nets scientifically? You might wonder.
Don’t worry. In this article, we are going to share 3 common practices to clean your cages.
1. Mechanical cleaning
It is the most common way nowadays. One person brings up the net, and another washes the net with a high-pressure water gun. This method is low labor intensity and can quickly clean the net.
2. Biological cleaning
Some fishes can eat the algae and attachments in the cage. It has been proven that blunt snout bream, tilapia, and crucian carp can do the work.
3. Chemical cleaning
To solidify the mesh, polyvinyl chloride and polyamide are used as adhesives. Firstly People attach the adhesives on the net. Then calcium carbonate powder will be added. Or people mix the two at the same time. This can do as well.
When the cages are damaged, they should be repaired in time. People should check cages and ropes frequently. When the ropes are damaged or broken, they should be replaced quickly. When the box is broken, it can be made up as well. If the hole is too big, it should be mended with the replacement mesh.