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Use the Comments space below to post want ads for aquaponics equipment you are looking for or want to sell.  This is not intended to be a place for commercial businesses to advertise, but rather a kind of Craig's list for finding, and off loading, used or extra equipment.


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Comment by Derrick Kerr on February 7, 2015 at 7:43am

Thanks Jeff.

Comment by Jeff S on February 6, 2015 at 9:41pm

Derrick, Check Craig's list.

Comment by Derrick Kerr on February 6, 2015 at 9:29pm

I am looking to buy any food grade IBC totes in the Southern Maryland area.  If anyone could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.  I am willing to pick up anywhere along 301 and 5 freeways between the Potomac river and DC area.  Thanks in advance.

Comment by Luana Hiebert on February 6, 2015 at 9:06pm
:) :D
Comment by Jeff S on February 6, 2015 at 6:43am

Luana, I've been at aquaponics now for about 1 1/2 years and I read all the info about ammonia and nitrite levels and initially did the water changes but I have found out that Tilapia are hearty fish and tolerate a lot. I've have ammonia and nitrite levels so high that all my fish should be dead and I never lost one while that was going on. I would suggest that you make adjustments as you are doing but not to fret too much over these low #s. The gunk isn't the bacteria, it's solids so they do need to be cleaned. 0 ammonia and nitrites is cool but not necessary. As a matter of fact if your Ph is 7 or lower you can run higher ammonia levels safely because the ammonia turns to ammonium at lower Ph.

Comment by Yaacov Levi on February 6, 2015 at 4:32am

Remove the solids,

Review James Rakocy's work at the U. Virgin Islands, solids removal is a necessity just for this reason. If not alleviated you can see a major system collapse.

Comment by Luana Hiebert on February 5, 2015 at 8:44pm
We soon will be having tilapia fingerlings to sell her in N Idaho/Spokane area.
Comment by Luana Hiebert on February 5, 2015 at 8:43pm
We have our tilapia in the basement for the winter and they have been multiplying, which we love! However our nitrite levels are constantly running above .25, so we need to do frequent water changes. Our filters plug up w gunk, though, which I thought was the bacteria that is supposed to change it into nitrate. Temps about 82 - 85 degrees F. Good water flow through filters, if it slows we wash them with well water which is what we use in the tanks. Any ideas as to why we can't get the systems cycling better!
Comment by B H on February 3, 2015 at 7:03am

Tim, let me know how your experience is.  

Comment by Tim Kelbert on February 3, 2015 at 6:58am

Thank you Keith. Looks like I will be placing an order with them. Keep growing and have fun.

Comment by Keith Rowan on February 3, 2015 at 6:17am

i bought 25 small yp, (i think 3", but it's been a couple years) 100% survival, quick service..

not affiliated with them in any way.. I'm still working out my next stocking plan, right now I just have tons of minnows and crayfish.  i'll probably stick with yp, and get 150 or so

Comment by Tim Kelbert on February 2, 2015 at 3:43pm

Keith Rowan- when did you order the perch and what was the survival rate? How many did you buy? Is there a required amount to purchase or as little as you like? Thanks for the referral to Sugar Creek.

Comment by Keith Rowan on February 2, 2015 at 2:07pm

re;shipping perch; i bought some from from Sugar Creek fish farm in ohio

Comment by B H on February 2, 2015 at 10:59am

Anyone know of a company that ships yellow perch?

Comment by Yaacov Levi on January 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Is this the same material being used by Koi growers/breeders?

Comment by Vlad Jovanovic on January 21, 2015 at 6:53am

Hi Zen Frog. Recently, finding suitable AP media has become problematic. (I'll try not to mention or slam any brands  by name), but they either float right out of the grow beds, or drive pH WAY down, and EC WAY up. Expanded shale is not a viable solution, not because it floats, but because of the way in which it effects pH and EC.

Sylvia and myself have been working on a solution for a good while now and have managed to come up with something good.

15 cubic feet (or 425 liters of media) would cost you $295 plus shipping. It doesn't float, it won't mess with your EC or TDS values, it's lightweight kiln fired clay aggregate, very structurally sound...and It's NOT expanded shale. If you are interested you can contact me either here on the forum, or at

Comment by Zen Frog on January 20, 2015 at 10:21pm

Hello all! Looking for about 15 cubic feet of grow media. Let me know what you have and the price. Thank you

Comment by Suzanne Hayes on December 18, 2014 at 7:40pm

30-40 Blue Tilapia Fingerlings for sale in the South Denver Metro area.  6+ weeks old and 3/4"-2" in size.  Asking $1 each regardless of size

Comment by Bryan Man on December 17, 2014 at 11:29am

Howdy all looking for some Tilapia Blues in the Central Florida (Orlando, Apoka) Area. Just finish an upgrade to my system and need to get the fish rolling. System is cycling good now.

Comment by Josh Stearns on December 15, 2014 at 11:44am

I have an above ground pool that has been sitting for a while. Does not leak. Got it for Talapia and then had complications  with land lord. It's free for whoever wants it. But I am NOT transporting it to you or meeting you half way so don't ask. Sorry but there is a reason I am saying this!! 

This is free so if you want it then Please come get it. My number is 916 595 2330. I live in Lincoln CA.

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