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Friday
Sep282012

Fishiding

What image does a pile of vinyl home siding conjure for you? Environmental waste? A poorly managed construction site? Garbage dumps?

To David Ewald, it signifies fish food and habitat. Ewald is the founder of “Fishiding,” a company that recycles home siding into compact units of portable fish habitat

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Reader Comments (5)

interesting idea, but pretty ugly, really. I think I'll stick with sinking last year's christmas tree(s).

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterejunk

Ugly is the best part! After algae covers the surface, life begins and the material acts as framework for aquatic life to flourish. Christmas trees are good habitat but have their down falls. They decompose in a few years in most waters. As they break down and decompose or rot, this process removes oxygen from the water column. To much wood will harm a lakes ability to consume and convert these decaying nutrients causing excessive weed growth. Artificial products give a home to 100's of species.......forever, one time, for you grandkids kids. Don't stop using trees, just give the fish some more and other options as well.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Just hope no one jumps out of their boat and on to this - ouch!

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterseventy2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHw5Gdhwprw&feature=g-upl
No worries about getting hurt!
This video shows how flexible and lifelike it is under water.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The picture above was taken in the far North East corner of Wisconsin after less than one month. Eric Engbretson the photographer lives on the lake and sank them to monitor. To his surprise, the bio film and periphyton/algae clung to this material in this clean, cold and deep barren lake. Dark stained water full of nutrients will have fuzz on the limbs in a matter of days, converting the nutrients from runoff into fish food and clearing up the water. Check out more info. on our website or Linkdin pages.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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