My new system is up and cycling with my seeds just starting to sprout.
Tank: 1100 litres
System: Flood and Drain
Cycle: Pump runs 15 minutes per hour. Growbeds at full level for about 5 minutes. drain then takes about 30 minutes. idle for about 15 minutes then restarts.
I will be stocking 8 - 10cm Mozambique Talapia.
How many fish (in numbers, not weight as I have no idea how much a fingerling weighs)?
How many liters of grow bed media is that? I don't know how deep those beds are?
I would recommend starting out with only 20-25 fish per 500 liters of grow bed.
The grow beds are approximately 250 litres each (2000 x 500 x 30 but narrower at base).
There are 4 Grow Beds
so 40-50 fingerlings to start and if you are not fishlessly cycling up the bio-filter first, you will need to keep an eye on water quality for the first few months as the bio-filter cycles and you ramp up feeding.
Brilliant, thank you.
I am really looking forward to getting this going!