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License for transporting fish
Jeff McNaughton at Ontario Ministries of Natural Resources 613-258-8426.
Northern Tilapia - Lindsay, ON- Gary Chapman at
North Shore Fish Farms - Kingsville, ON - (519) 326-0940
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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 Bart on January 11, 2014 at 5:26am
Hi Pete agreed $5 each to restock is not going to work. I have some young fingerlings but not enough to sell at this point, check kijjiji I have seen them there before. Keep in mind you have to heat the tank for tilapia, they stop eating around 70F and need it warmer to breed well.
Comment by Pete on January 10, 2014 at 12:13pm

Happy New Years, eh?

I'm new to aquaponics (and to gardening or fish farming at all, for that matter).  I put together a small aquaponics farm over the Christmas holidays as a project with one of my boys. We used a few Rubbermaid tubs, a heavy duty shelf unit, some pvc for the overall structure.  I used a large bin with about 100 L water for the fish tank, about 80 L water in another large bin for the sump tank and 3 of the smaller Rubbermaid tubs (~30 L) filled with expanded clay for the grow beds. I hung two 48" T8 fluorescent lamps which each hold 2 tubes (4 tubes total). 

I've stocked it with about 30 goldfish  to start (~40 cents each) and sprinkled seeds directly into the grow beds. One bed is cucumber, one bed is kale, romaine and spinach and the last is basil and cilantro.  All three beds took off very quickly and the germination rate was so high that I am having to do my second round of thinning out already. 

Ammonia has dropped to zero, pH is holding constant around 6.5 since adding crushed coral, but nitrates and nitrites are both very high.  I'm guessing the second stage bacteria hasn't spread yet.

I'm now reading up on Tilapia and the feasibility of breeding (if that's the fish word) at home. I'm having difficulty finding anywhere that supplies them and to continually restock with shipped $5 each fingerlings doesn't sound feasible.

Anyhow, we are having fun with it and look forward to sharing ideas.  


Comment by Sergey Dekhtyarenko on July 17, 2013 at 11:04am

So I'm in Canada, arrived yesterday in Toronto.

Comment by Sergey Dekhtyarenko on June 29, 2013 at 10:41pm


Has someone an interest in breeding of sturgeon?

Comment by DaveG on June 8, 2013 at 10:15am

Monika: The workshop was put on by Noa Fisheries.

This was the schedule.

I learned so much.

Comment by Monika & Martin Vogel on June 6, 2013 at 9:52pm

Good for you, Dave G. Do they offer workshops on aquaponics in Guelph often? Do they have a large ap system? is it open to the public? what kind of fish do they have? What plants do they grow? Many questions - AP is still very new to me, I am learning. Monika

Comment by DaveG on June 6, 2013 at 7:05pm
Had a great day today at the aquaponics workshop at Guelph university.
Comment by Evan Bell on June 4, 2013 at 8:51pm

Hi Folks - We're busy working on a number of systems in Southern Ontario, using mostly compact hybrid systems we've designed based on Murray's great flo-media systems. We're looking for a few more community groups to partner with this year. Check out our progress out at WaterFarmers Aquaponics .

Comment by diane arsenault on February 24, 2013 at 6:58am

Hi, anyone know of a french speaking in quebec doing aquaponics? We are going to raise trouts since we are located on a ancient aquaculture site...lot of fresh spring cold water....I do well in english but not my handy partner, the fishing guy. I am also looking to find a man from Ontario , Roger Frampton doing aquaponics ( on Viméo documentary) .Thanks for your help. Diane


Comment by John on February 8, 2013 at 4:43pm

Thank you I look forward to talking with people and learning from them.


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