Expanded fishing is the main feature introduced by Aquaculture, and it's quite rewarding.
The mod allows the player to make farms, collect and breed fish, get more and better fish, get lots of stuff.
Note that the vanilla fish and fishing rod are both removed by the mod.
Where to BeginEdit
The first thing, before even fishing, is to prepare your machines and tanks to hold and control your fish.
Start by killing some animals and getting some food, get wood too,now make a nice house and go mining.
Find at least two diamond and some iron.
Now make a shovel, go farm some stacks of sand, it's necessary for the tank's glass.
Now you need to make a tank. Here is the recipe:
This is the Tank Glass.
The iron stick is made just like the wooden sticks, but with iron.
This recipe will give you 4 tank blocks, now you have to built your tank.
The floor must be sand or dirt, and the side must be tank blocks, the tank's length and width must be any multiple of 3, such 3x3 (Min), 3x6, 6x6, etc. More info at Building tanks.
The larger the better because every fish needs a specified amount of water within a tank to live and give and breed.
Now you will be crafting the machine that will give you access to the whole tank.
that thing is a Cloth,to make it first you need strings :
This is the texture, put 9 of it in the crafting table and you got your cloth.
The machine is called Tank Controller, it has many uses, it can empty and fill your tank with water, it can put fish in and get them out as well, feed fish, and in the future, control caviar production
Now after you set up your tank, you finally need to get Fish.
First you must know that the vanilla fishing rod is removed, you need a stronger rod to fish the aquaculture fishes.
To make the rod, you first need a machine, called the Rod crafting table. Here how it's crafted:
This machine will combine the abilities of all that machines into one machine that will make you a fishing rod just as you ask.
It's GUI looks much like crafting table with few addetion slots,it just need some more time to make the rod and consome some coal and glow.
glowat ? The glow you will be using is the only one available by now:Sugar, do this in the crafting table:
and you got your glow.
after you go to the nether glowstone will work too.
each fishing rod require the following:a Rod,a thread and a handle.
Rod:Rods define the durability of the fishing rod.For now,use the iron rod.
thread:Threads are like the fishing rod's tier.the stonger the better,so now use "Cloth" as a thread,it will do good.
Handle:defining what handle to use depends on the thread.for the cloth,use iron ingot as a handle.
it will tell you how much coal and glow it need.put them in the right slots,and let it work.after sometime you will have your firts Fishing rod.
Now the Bait.There so many defferent kinds of bait,but for your first fish,Bread will do.put it with your fishing rod in the crafting table and you're finally ready.
So after you got your rod and a bait time to go fishing.Fishing here is not like fishing in vanilla,before you throw your rod you have to find a group of fish.
Fish is found in groups called "Fish schools" and are spread all around,different biomes got different kinds of schools,anyway your first fish-the salmon-is found at
any source of Salt water(Sea).
so after finding the salmon school,put a water bucket adjacent to the fishing rod,then start fishing.just as normal,once the popper moves,right cick,and the fish will
go directly to the bucket.
u can have up to 4 salmons in the same bucket.So now that you got some salmons,Make a salmon farm !
in the Tank controller's interface,put you salmon bucket in the "insert" slot,and the salmons will go to the tank.and hey,remember that each floor(3x3) will only
contain one fish.
now that you have some salmons,you need to feed them in order to breed.Salmons food is Plankton.but planktons are so tiny and one can't simply farm plankton,but one can farm
sea kelps that contain planktons.so when the salmon is hungry,it will eat planktons cosuming the kelp in process.
so now is the time to find some sea kelps,they grow much like sugarcane,but undersea.
find some harvest them and right click on the machine,put them in the insert slot,and they will go to one of the middle slots.now click the "Breed" buttom and target
a male and a female so the female will go to the male leaving one floor empty.they will consume 2 kelps,and will wait for a bowl to put eggs in.Give them the bowl in
using the "Insert" slot,but u first need to craft it with wool in a shapeless recipe cus eggs are sensetive :3
female will lay eggs,after a minecraft day eggs will hatch,they don't need a floor they will live with thier parents,but after they grow up they will do need:)
So after you got some fish what then ?Slaughter them.you can extract fish out by putting a water bucket in the "Extract" slot and click on the fish u want.
now to kill the fish put the bucket with a cobblestone in the crafting table or simply right click on a cobblestone.
Now you can slaughter it in two ways:The barbaric way OR the modern way 8) Salmon+sword=2 Salmon fillets,this is the old style,the new is actually a machine:
The fish slaughtery...it will-when powered-give you every single part of the fish.so give it the salmons and it will give you three stuff-salmon skeleton-two salmon
fillets-Salmon guts/fillet can be cocked in a furnace,skeleton are made into some bone meals,guts got many uses(Will be needed later)
So just that?Yea maybe just that FOR NOW,but in the futur there is much more kinds of fish to taste and much more stuff to experience.