After a decade of successful business, we have decided it is time to work towards simplifying a bit, and to begin the process of looking for a new steward for White Brook Tilapia Farm. Don’t worry,…Continue
After a decade of successful business, we have decided it is time to work towards simplifying a bit, and to begin the process of looking for a new steward for White Brook Tilapia Farm. Don’t worry, we intend to continue normal operations until we find a suitable person or entity to take over, so orders will not be impacted in any way, and the phones will still be answered by a helpful friendly voice when you need us. Bottom line is we’re here for you, and that commitment is not changing. We…See More
Yes, I use AquaRox, and I've been very pleased with the product. The aquarox media in my outdoor systems have gone through 3 winters outside now, and held up great (no cracking or breakdown at all). It was much cheaper…"
"Hi Randall - If you mean certified as in do we have a disease free certificate, then yes. Our hatchery stock is inspected according to OIE/AFS standards by a fully credentialed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Ours happens to be the regional…"
"Being in the feed industry myself, I have followed this subject closely for many years. Ironically, I was reading this piece yesterday. While this whitepaper gives a lot of "optimism" to fishmeal alternatives, a few big…"
While that will work for a while, ultimately you will accumulate huge amounts of solids in your grow beds without proper mechanical filtration (solids removal) in front of them, which will lead to a less stable system, a potential/likely…"
"The short answer:
The longer answer:
Substrate in the bottom of a fish tank will tend to collect solids. Unless you need the substrate for a specific reason (some species prefer it for breeding for instance), I would recommend keeping it…"
"More often than not, folks claiming they're selling "pure" tilapia, are basing that off of the claims of the people they bought them from. That becomes a pretty suspect way of proving purity (depending on source), and becomes…"
"Greetings from Big Sand Lake in Park Rapids, MN! We are on our annual family vacation this week, so I apologize if it takes me a bit longer than usual to respond to questions. The chase for big Walleye and splashing around the beach with…"
"Okay, so ammonia issues should not have been a problem then. At the worst case numbers you provided (ph 7.0, temp 83F), .5ppm ammonia would only be about .003ppm toxic ammonia with the balance consisting of the "safer" ammonium."
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, NFT, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia, Trout, Catfish, Other
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Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am the hatchery manager for White Brook Tilapia Farm based in the Kansas City, MO area. White Brook provides tilapia fry and fingerlings to aquaponics growers, aquaculture operations, pond owners, educational institutions and research facilities. White Brook also provides many other fish species on a seasonal "as available" basis.
I have been involved with aquaculture and aquaponics since 1996. My primary focus has been on fish genetics. I co-founded White Brook in 2000. Today, the company is the leading provider of pure, named strain tilapia in the United States. We employ sophisticated and leading edge management and tracking techniques in our hatchery. As a result, we see consistent and continuous improvements in our strains with each successive generation.
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Ahhh.....Just figured out who you are. I just bought some tilapia from you guys about a month ago. Came by and picked em up myself. They're growing bigger...... Are you the same owners as premium fish food co.?
Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to join in. Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!
A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.
Please add a photo of yourself and participate!
Thanks again for joining us. There is an active discussion on breeding tilapia that might be a good place for you to get in there and introduce your valuable fishie skills. woot!