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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 Rik on September 20, 2016 at 5:11am

lava rocks will destroy your hands.  you couldn't pay me to garden with that stuff.  I suggest you stop your local landscaper and ask him/her where they get their pea gravel from.  they'll be able to supply you with probably the cheapest you'll find. 

unless you have in your area.  they are by far the cheapest source I've found yet.  last time I bought from them, it was $88 a ton.  more than you'll ever need. 

are your beds really 9" wide?  that seems rather narrow and when you get decent root growth/muck buildup, it could block the flow to the drain.

Comment by Robbee on September 19, 2016 at 8:45pm

Has anyone used red lava rocks for media? I have 4 beds 17 feet long 9 inch's wide and 10 inch's deep. When I called the aqua store to fill the beds I was told it would cost $5000.00 to fill them with shail. Clay balls would not be much cheaper. So I'm looking at red lave rock. I can fill the beds for about $350.00  so I am soaking some lave rock to see how the PH is and the TDS. I'm just building my system ( flood and drain) How long between fill cycles? It will take about 20 mins. to fill the box. Any help would be very helpful. Thank you in advance  Robbee.

Comment by David Gallentine on November 24, 2015 at 12:05am

Hello, need tilapia?

Comment by Jorge G. on November 6, 2015 at 12:04pm

Hello David do you still have the system?

Comment by David W. Russell on November 5, 2015 at 7:09pm

Fire sale - my entire system for $200 or best offer.  must move it now due to renting the house.  You get 4 totes and a sump pump and a solar water heater and over 4oo in pvc pipes and fitting.  ready to go....... Please contact me at 305.815.3000  it is located in the Live Oak section of the Hammocks on 147 Ave.   Please help.

Comment by David W. Russell on August 26, 2015 at 11:33am

check out my 4 sale 4 tote system in the buy/sell section .  Parents ill heath has forced me to move in 30 days.  I live in the Hammocks off of Kendall and 147 Ave.  Must sell

contact me       4 totes (cut to growbed and float system)  solar hot water panel for free and all pipes and pump.  $500

Comment by John E Windsor on June 2, 2014 at 4:51am

We had problems with the tadpoles in our DWC. They were feasting on the roots of the plants. I put a couple of small catfish in the bed and they kept the pest to a minimum. I have heard tetra do a good job too. Goldfish will eat the roots also. Do some research on what ever fish you plan to use. Good luck. If you can catch the tadpoles, toss them into your fish tank. Your fish will enjoy the treat.

Comment by Kinshala on June 2, 2014 at 2:04am

John, what did you ever do with the tadpoles? I've had my system for four years and never had them before, now my system is loaded!

Comment by Pamela Eifert on May 18, 2014 at 12:14pm

Can anyone give me some suggestion on how to get rid of these black flies all in my aquaponic  there is also black in worms in my grow bed

Comment by Chris Cates on April 28, 2014 at 7:22pm

The fish have found a home.


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