Well, better now then later. The property owner doesnt want a hoop house here.So my plans are in stasis. Until I find another.Meanwhile I am going to clear my present tanks, and just store them in…Continue
"Something I havent seen mentioned is getting organic certified, not hard, and almost doubles your prices on everything. I m looking into it, I am in northern MI and have two locally owned groceries I will contact. Both have organic sections for…"
The truth is you don't make any money growing vegetables. To make money you have to sell the vegetables. At least 80% of a commercial aquaponic farm business has basically nothing to do with aquaponics. So instead of talking about commercial aquaponics, I want this group to be about selling produce.See More
"Lots of places for Gambusia with hornwort and duckweed. You could put this in with your catfish too if you have surplus.
Actually Gambusia by themselves are fry safe but duck weed and hornwort will help you to have more, catfish will pick off the…"
"An adjustment, I dont want to disperse my breeding stock so keeping them, one tank of L.Brichardi( fun species), and several tanks of Tilapia, but will be dropping one species, either Nilotica or Aurea. Thats going to be hard, I like them…"
"For cover for mosquito fish they do very well with Hornwort. Also Duckweed. What kind of plants pretty much is ruled by your fish species. Are Mosquito Fish(Gambusia) your primary fish or are they to feed your others? If they are for…"
Well, better now then later. The property owner doesnt want a hoop house here.So my plans are in stasis. Until I find another.Meanwhile I am going to clear my present tanks, and just store them in place, a half dozen large aquaria, in use and another half dozen smaller in storage. The larger job is the garage/shop which is full of equipment, lumber and green wood. Its all going to be a serious moving job.I bring all this up to underscore the importance of owning or having a good lease. The…See More
"Larger is hardier, they have larger food holding capability and can withstand shipping better. Even 1" is pushing it if they lay over. I can tell better after an order and will surely post here how it turns out. I plan to get an…"
Built semi commercial systems in Israel, did a grad project UOS mid 70s on closed system intensive culture of Tilapia using Water Hyacinth in grow out tanks. Now planning several home systems for move to upstate NY.
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life long farmer, archer, bowyer and deer hunter, grew up on dairy farm, long time interest in endangered minor breeds of livestock and fish species in trouble.
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Sounds like you are doing some great things in aquaponics, Yaacov. I'm really looking forward to learning more about them. I'd like to invite you to write a blog post or two telling the group about your projects. Thanks
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