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10-15-2012, 03:10 PM #1
Aquaponics Info Needed -Best Breed for my location
I don't like catfish for eating; they are slimy-nasty. Tilapia I'm told won't survive our colder temps (I've had pool water in the 40's, covered). So I'm going to look into the last 2 breeds on a short list of fish for aquaponics; bass and blue gill.
I understand bass are predatory and enjoy a good snack of blue gill. So I can't have both in the same tank/pond/pool!
What I'd like to know is growth rates, pro and cons for each, gallons of water per fish allotments, feeding requirements, sources for small orders of fry!! I haven't got alot of cash to spend, and don't want to waste it if I'm not set up right to begin with. I'm thinking a 55 gal food grade barrel to start, and a small swimming pool for their finish.
Also, what equipment would I need? Can I put other edibles in with them? I'm thinking crawfish or some other such that would mesh well with our tastes and the system.
Thankx for any info or links.
10-15-2012, 03:20 PM #2
You're asking about fish, equipment, etc, so that you can eventually eat them?><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º>
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10-15-2012, 03:32 PM #3
The question in the OP title is unanswerable since you gave no location, Just saying
I know nothing about farming tilapia but the American Tilapia Association does and would be a good place to start.
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Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
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10-15-2012, 03:38 PM #4
You're planning on a 55 gallon tank and a small swimming pool for raising fish to eat? How would that work?
I think you will find the information you need in an Aquaponics site. We have an Aquaponics forum here but it's only generated one post in probably two years. I will move your post there.
10-16-2012, 01:13 PM #5
Yes, raise fish to eat them. I know I need a circulation system. A way to pull the water and crud from the bottom to run it thru the hydroponics setup, however that might end up looking (might float some on the fish or make raised wood trays lined in plastic to run the fish water thru for the roots) so the tomatoes and cucumbers get their moisture and nutrition, and I've seen alot of setups with a sump.
Sorry I put this in the "wrong" place. I never saw the aquaponics heading.
10-10-2013, 10:35 AM #6Junior Member Guppy
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Zebra Danio, Pygmy Corydoras, Bristlenose Pleco, Marbled Headstander, Blue Ram these are best breeds for fresh water.
10-10-2013, 01:10 PM #7
Janna 142 - this thread is over a year old LOL - please check dates before responding.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
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