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Lets make the "fishing capital of the world" the Aquaponics capital. Invite every florida aquaponics farmer you know to this list

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Started by Melissa O'Callaghan-Weber. Last reply by Jorge G. Nov 6, 2015. 17 Replies

Hello I'm new to tilapia farming. I just bought a 10 acre farm in punta gorda with 16 large ponds. I need to find a good test kit and fingerlings to start stocking. Anyone know where to get a good…Continue

south florida farmers unite (or at least put yourself on the member map)

Started by chuck. Last reply by Michael Welber Oct 9, 2015. 18 Replies

i realy feel like i am on my own down here. i have a decent set up and know of a few people who are trying to get started. but we realy need to pull together and act like a comunity or we never will…Continue

Looking for fingerlings way down south

Started by JRComito. Last reply by JRComito May 2, 2015. 14 Replies

Hi all,I am looking to buy some fingerlings. I have tried contacting three different fisheries with no luck, as well as mail order. I'm sure the problem is the small amount I want(50-100). I only…Continue

The Central Florida Great Aquaponics Tour

Started by M Cosmo. Last reply by Jeff S Nov 7, 2014. 75 Replies

So It is the slow season for growing in florida. How about planing a one day tour to a few of our sites in Central Florida. We could go to Morningstar, my place and some others in the general central…Continue

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Comment by TCLynx on April 18, 2012 at 6:10pm

So how are you supposed to tend, plant and harvest in those beds?  And are the IBC frames sitting in the water?  That would be bad since galvanized metal tends to leach too much zinc into the water.

Comment by Alli K. on April 12, 2012 at 1:35pm
The pyramid system is an interesting method. I wonder how space effective the pyramid system is and I worry about hurricanes knocking it over. I've been curious about the 5 gallon bucket system lately.
Comment by G Mo on April 12, 2012 at 1:07pm

THIS is the system I want.

an amazing solar IBC pond installation at LACMA for tilapia, tomatoes, cilantro ...  See it and be inspired.

Comment by George on April 12, 2012 at 12:53pm
Comment by Mörður Gunnarsson Ottesen on April 12, 2012 at 11:26am

Sorry for my comment not being about aquaponics.

An associate of mine is going to Florida and I was hoping someone could help him find a fruit bearing mango tree to take a sapling.

It seems that we don´t have any in Iceland and they would be awesome in an aquaponic system. 

I would be very thankful if someone could help in this matter.

Comment by Barbara Mumpower on April 10, 2012 at 1:09pm

I was having the same problem in my green house.  I solved the problem with fly paper.  I hung the strips and the the little flies are almost gone.  It took a couple of weeks for the numbers to go down dramaticly.

Comment by TCLynx on April 9, 2012 at 7:47pm

Yea soap can be dangerous for the fish if overspray gets into the water.

There might be a Bacillus thurgensis product that would be fish safe that might work against the fly larva if they happen to be fungus gnats.

Comment by Greg Pettengill on April 9, 2012 at 6:04pm

Soap is often used as spray.  But I would suggest some kind of predator as a better alternative. 

Comment by Lonnie Kirkman on April 9, 2012 at 4:16pm

Any Ideas on what I can use to spray for some little bugs they look like small flies there in my green house but what ever it is has to be safe around the fish

Comment by TCLynx on April 4, 2012 at 2:25pm

NO, Limestone is NOT a good grow media.  It will keep your pH way to high for most plants to thrive long term.


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