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Free Fingerlings for Aquapons


Free Fingerlings for Aquapons

A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them.

Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2020

Discussion Forum

Michigan Tilapia

Started by Jeff S. Last reply by Jeff S Apr 16, 2019. 43 Replies

I'm in the Detroit area and have free Tilapia available to beginners. Also willing to share info if needed.Continue

Omaha Nebraska area

Started by Justin. Last reply by Rick Budzinski Aug 4, 2015. 7 Replies

I have some 4 to 6 inch white tilapia I need to get rid of.  If you are willing to pick them up and grow them out for harvest let me know   Thank you Continue

Any activity in San Antonio

Started by Larry Miller. Last reply by Larry Miller Jun 5, 2015. 2 Replies

I have been looking for fellow aquapons in the San Antonio area but have been unsuccessful so far. Anyone out there willing to share resources, fish, etc.?Continue

Looking for Tilapia in OK or TX

Started by Angie Darden. Last reply by Greg Mathers Jun 2, 2015. 2 Replies

I live in Bartlesville OK and travel to Dallas frequently. Looking for tilapia somewhere in between. I'll gladly pay. Only need about 6. Thanks! AngieContinue

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Comment by Viol8r on August 24, 2013 at 2:32pm

Hello all. I'm new to aquaponics and the forums here. I'm not new to the aquarium hobby, or gardening, but am excited about putting the 2 together. I have watched loads of YouTube vids and read countless hours of info off the net. I have recently put together a small starter system that has been cycled for a little over 2 weeks now, and is ready to add more fish. If anyone in the Jacksonville/North East region has too many tilapia and need to get rid of some let me know...

Comment by Brad Moreau on June 10, 2013 at 5:12pm


i'm just getting cycled up in Oceanside Ca. looking for cat fish, tilapia, perch to finish my system. I have 550 gal fish tank ( #2 ibc's ) 300 gal sump 660 gal dwc 100 sqft media & #12- 5'  high vert towers

thanks Brad

Comment by Jamie on June 2, 2013 at 7:25pm
I have added a 5 gallon swirl filter. thanks for the advice.
Comment by Keith Rowan on June 2, 2013 at 11:34am

the raft bed only provides the surface area of the "box" and the bottom of the rafts.. media beds, provide much more surface area.. i wouldn't really consider the wicking beds as filtration unless they were "flow through"

to grow that many fish, i would turn the raft into a media bed..

and probably add at least some mechanical filtraion - tilapia are pretty sloppy fish

Comment by Jamie on June 1, 2013 at 5:39pm
Or would you suggest turning one of the raft beds into a media bed
Comment by Jamie on June 1, 2013 at 5:38pm
Keith Rowan. Should I not have more to equate for the 400 gallons of floating raft beds and 50 gallons of wicking baskets?..
Comment by Jamie on June 1, 2013 at 5:32pm
Thank you so much. My system should be ready real soon. Then I will meet up with you. Thank you so much. What town do you live in
Comment by Larry Reinhardt on May 30, 2013 at 5:19pm

Jamie I have 40 + fingerlings you can have to get you started. I believe that will be enough for your system for now.

Comment by Keith Rowan on May 30, 2013 at 12:01pm

jamie,, you may want to reconsider your stocking density.. with only 200 gallons of media (growbeds) you should stock to grow 50lbs of fish (get 50 fingerlings to grow out to 1lb each)


Comment by Jamie on May 29, 2013 at 7:12pm
Hello . Nice to meet everyone. I am an avid square foot gardener for many years, and have recently fell in love with aquaponics. I don't think there is a video on YouTube or a website I have not visited yet. I am currently in the construction phase of my system. I am working on a CHOP 2 system. I have a 600 gallon tank, a 200 gallon sump, 2x 100gal, media beds, 4x 100 gal raft beds an I tied in 10 self watering wicking buckets. I definately have the bug. I am getting close to starting my first fishes cycle. I know with my volume of water that I should have @200 fish in my system, but think I will start with 100. any insight on whether or not I should start with 100 would be greatly appreciated. also in about 6 weeks I will be looking to stock my tank with blue Tilapia. if anyone would be willing to donate a few fingering or fry to get me started I would be much appreciative...... I will most defiantly pay it forward in return.... thank you all.... I am so looking forward to this new project. I live in the Orlando Florida area and am looking forward to meeting other aquapods in this area.

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