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Jeff McNaughton at Ontario Ministries of Natural Resources 613-258-8426.
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Pond Liners

Started by Tony Gize Apr 7, 2016. 0 Replies

Airdrie Canvas is a small industrial fabrics company located in Airdrie, Alberta. We are about 15 min north of the Calgary airport. I have been seeing that people are looking for custom size pond…Continue

Tags: liner, pond

Looking for trout or tilapia fry in BC

Started by Crystal Miller. Last reply by Jeffrey Almeda Aug 26, 2015. 9 Replies

I was wondering if anyone knew of a supplier for tilapia or trout fry in BC Canada? Continue

Group for Durham Region and the GTA

Started by Alisha. Last reply by Alisha Jul 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm very new to this amazing world of Aquaponics and I'm trying to network with locals in Durham Region and the GTA. If you are in this area please join my group as we can share…Continue

Brand New to Aquaponics Looking for Help.

Started by Allen Bridge. Last reply by Allen Bridge Dec 23, 2014. 10 Replies

My name is Allen Bridge and I live in Red Deer, AB. I would like to connect with others in Alberta. I am thinking of starting a small indoor garden to experiment before spring. Any suggestions or…Continue

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Comment by Jonny Cash on May 5, 2015 at 7:13am

Giving away my aquaponics setup, 2 full barrels with pumps going to 3 half barrels with clay pellets, see my pics, come get it, all the hard work is done

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Comment by DanB on November 5, 2014 at 5:43pm

@butthead2001, I have the white talapia (?) it has been a few moths since I got them and it escapes me what type they were, pretty sure white. I have tried different fishes in my system over the past couple of years. Water temperature is always a concern if you are raising the fish for food. The higher the temp, the more they grow, but there is a line it seems above 26-28C where you then get a lot more algae. Snails are good for eating some of that and lots of water circulation. Keep the water aerated to cut down on bacteria. As far as feed goes I am using the only thing I could get from our co-op, Corey feeds out of New Brunswick makes it and it is high in crude protein at 42% for faster growth. Not sure about GMO with it though. I also harvested some duck weed from a local pond this summer and added it to my tanks. The fish liked it, my pumps and syphon systems didn't. If you want to contact me directly through my email it is dan(dot)coach@gmail(dot)com. replaces the (dot)'s with ...(.)'s. I dont mind helping you out, it can be a heck of a learning curve doing this so short cuts and pointers can save you a lot of frustration and loss of fish and plants.

Comment by butthead2001 on November 5, 2014 at 9:07am

thank you DanB...thats going to be my challenge...the water temp. May I ask what type of tilapia you have? im leaning over blue and white as they can tolerate about the same minimum temp. before they go belly up.

Also..most feeds have gmo soybean in it....what do you feed your fishes?

Comment by DanB on November 4, 2014 at 6:23am

@butthead2001 I have tried raising Talapia outdoors here in Northern Ontario. The challenge is water temperature. Talapia are most active with higher water temps. SO the challenge becomes keeping the water above 25C if you want the growth rate. They are dormant at 15 - 20 and will die under 10C. This past summer it was difficult keeping my water temps above 20C, so the growth rate was really cut back. I have a movable system which is indoors now for the winter and even just a few degrees warmer has made a difference.

Comment by butthead2001 on November 3, 2014 at 8:43pm

just comment  april 25,2014?????

Comment by CanadianGardener on April 25, 2014 at 1:43pm

Upcoming Aquaponics Workshop in Vancouver May 24. Visit to find out more.

Comment by DanB on February 20, 2014 at 3:38pm

Great to see we have such a large group of 'Aquaponies' here. This is my 2nd year with aquaponics. This year I am building a new system from lessons learned from last summers successful experiment.

Comment by Michael Gutek on January 16, 2014 at 4:25pm

Hello fellow Canadians!  Brand new and just getting started with aquaponics.  Is there anyone in Saskatchewan with a setup that I could come and see?  Pictures are great but I always like to see things in person.  Also where is a good place to get grow media?  Thanks in advance for any and all replies.

Comment by Bart on January 12, 2014 at 5:06am
Will do. NOA fisheries is the only place I have heard of locally selling fingerlings.
Comment by Pete on January 11, 2014 at 7:24am

I Bart,

Thanks for the reply! I'm in no rush so keep me in mind.



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