Thread: Getting started
07-19-2009, 02:51 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
Hi everybody! I'll start with the fact that I do not know much, but have been interested in hydroponics but have never ventured there. Read a lot about Tilapia and all of the sudden I have 20-30 of them. My basic plan is an indoor aquarium, since Tilapia are tropical, and an outdoor 1200 gallon pond to grow fish out over the summer. I have not added any gravel grow beds at all, but i thought i would start inside in my three season porch, using aquarium water and scale the process up with the outdoor pond next Spring. Everybody loves pictures, so here are a few of my building blocks to a future system.
Porch and aquariums. This is a 75 gallon tank shown.
The stars of the show are some Blue Tilapia. I found a great source but only had 1 day notice of delivery. I threw the fish in a 125 gallon Koi pond next to our patio. I have 25-30 2-4" fish.
Here is my 1200 gallon pond. I recently added a 1250 gph pump and a 3000 gallon pressurized filter. There are a few gold fish in it and 3 tilapia I managed to catch. ( They are really fast and know what nets are)
I am trying to learn as I go here and would like to document the process. In the porch by the way I have 400 watt Metal Halide and sodium vapor lights in a failed attempt last year to grow tomatoes and peppers during the winter. It ended up as bugs defeated my efforts not light or nutrients. This winter some aquaponics would make things interesting.
Last edited by Hautions11; 07-19-2009 at 02:54 PM.