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West Coast Tilapia

Group is devoted to Commercial and Aquaponics growers that grow Tilapia.  Please post your information and questions.  Have equipment or fish to give away or sale, post it here.

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Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2018

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Started by Phil Slaton Apr 1, 2015. 0 Replies

Food Grade held Washington Apple Juice.Dirty.  Some held stagnant rainwater and others used for rock and sand filers for my trout grow out tanks.14 IBCs - $55.00 each or make your best offer for 2 or…Continue

New IBC Grow Out Tank System

Started by Phil Slaton Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

The barrels in the back of the 6-IBC grow out tanks are 2-media filters, 1 lava rock filter and on the extreme left, the sump.  Since my heart surgery this grow out system is for sale.The large 1,000…Continue


Started by Phil Slaton. Last reply by Chris MIller Jan 12, 2015. 8 Replies

I feed mine Aquamax and Duck Weed. In season, I give them a chunk of Water Mellon to munch on as a treat.What to you feed your finnie friends??Continue

Well it is the holiday season -

Started by Phil Slaton Dec 20, 2014. 0 Replies

Colder than Billy Bejiggered outside.  The Tilapia are all comfortable at 85 degrees inside.  Eating Aqua Max like the pigs they are.  Cooked up some Tilapia cat food for the babies.  They both like…Continue

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Comment by Phil Slaton on September 26, 2015 at 7:33pm

Turned up the water temp so that the breeding colonies will do their thing.  Living in Puyallup, we'll bag the fish.  Likely 3 or 4 bags.  Bring a cooler or tote to hold the bags for the trip home.  Have the water in your tank about 80 degrees to receive them.  Feed them 8 times a day.

Comment by Shirley A Davidson on September 26, 2015 at 6:37pm

I live in Puyallup

Comment by Phil Slaton on September 25, 2015 at 12:15pm

Yes.  Thanks for the advance notice.  I'll have them.  Where do you live?

Comment by Shirley A Davidson on September 25, 2015 at 11:56am

I'm just now putting up the green houses but I will probably need about 100. My new tank will be about 300 gal.  So I'm looking at about a month or so.  I just wanted know if you still had them.

Comment by Phil Slaton on September 25, 2015 at 11:02am

Yep, I have them.  How many do you need? 

Comment by Shirley A Davidson on September 25, 2015 at 10:41am

Phil do you still have any tilapia left?  I got some this spring but I'm building a new system that can take a lot more fish.

Comment by Phil Slaton on August 27, 2015 at 6:52pm

Welcome aboard, Alan.

Comment by Alan on August 26, 2015 at 11:42pm

Finally clicked the join button.  Been busy lately travelling etc.  Looking forward to the postings. Thanks.

Comment by Phil Slaton on July 7, 2015 at 2:33pm

Glad that you are here.

Comment by Christian Richards on July 7, 2015 at 2:22pm

Thanks for having me. I've been looking into aquaponics for nearly a year, sat on 2 IBC totes for over 6 months, and finally decided to destroy the yard and get stuff set up. I'm in SE Arizona and currently trying to dig a hole for my sump tank to help with water temperature regulation. I'm looking at growing tilapia since they are allowed and deal well with warmer temps.


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