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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 John E Windsor on April 26, 2014 at 12:29pm

Chris Cates,

What you offer is very tempting. If only you were not two hours away. I am sure you will not have a problem finding a taker.

Comment by Chris Cates on April 26, 2014 at 11:55am

Folks, it's time for us to end this experiment with aquaponics.  We intend to have another system one day but not here.  So we would like someone to take these fish off our hands.  We have about 30 cats we got from TCLynx about a year ago, some plate size, and about 15 Tilapia we got from a local grower, also some plate size.  We've got about 3/4 of a bag of Aquamax 4000 that will go with the fish.  The fish are free to a good home, with a good home being one that will eventually eat them.  If you want other stuff like pumps, tons of gravel, tanks, etc we can talk about that.  Right now I've got growbeds full of tomato plants that I've quit trimming.  I'd like to discard all these plants and re-purpose the gravel but I don't want to lose all my filtration until I've lost all the fish, and while I could harvest the bigger fish I thought I'd leave them as incentive for someone to come get them.  You will need some way to transport these fish.  If you want the tank they're in that can be worked out, it's a 275g tote.  You can contact me or Frank Cates for more info.

Comment by Robert Rowe on March 12, 2014 at 6:29pm
Comment by G Mo on March 12, 2014 at 1:56pm

Thanks so much!  Would love to see your blog.

Comment by Robert Rowe on March 12, 2014 at 1:51pm

@G Mo

I have Tilapia and the depth is no problem. I do have a mesh fence about a ft high around the perimeter to control jumpers. I also have a foam plug made from 2 sheets of insulation to minimize heat loss on cold winter nights. I am redesigning the plug/cover and will show it in my blog. It will allow solar heating as well.

Comment by G Mo on March 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

I had considered that but wasn't sure the depth would suffice for Tilapia.  What fish do you have in the vessel?

Comment by Robert Rowe on March 12, 2014 at 12:13pm
Comment by G Mo on March 11, 2014 at 12:14pm

Looking for another fish tank (400 gal  or more) here in north central FL.  Anyone with one for sale?

Comment by Bill Hider on February 10, 2014 at 10:14am

Anybody looking for 2" net pots.......I can offer lots of 500 pots for $ freight, ,or you can pick up in Winter Park


Comment by TCLynx on August 30, 2013 at 1:27pm

As for getting the conditional species permits, they don't give them out for hobby growers.  The operation has to be a business worth paying the $100 to get the Aquaculture permit and then you can apply for the conditional species permit if your facilities meet the requirements.  I'm not sure what/if there are extra fees involved in getting the conditional species permits.

Might also be a bit different for a completely indoor set up that is breeding or a dealer for the aquarium trade but I don't think they would issue a permit for that for anything but blue tilapia since to sell anything else living to home growers in Florida is NOT legal.


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