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Hollis Armstrong
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Fish Feeding Estimate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hollis Armstrong Mar 9, 2015. 3 Replies

Im still trying to get all my numbers together. I researched and everything is more specific and in smaller numbers so Im back asking.If you have 1000 Tilapia  fingerlings starting out in 4 2500 gal…Continue

Calculating water in NFT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hollis Armstrong Mar 6, 2015. 5 Replies

Ok I know and understand square footage of the media beds, its an easy calculation if you have 4 x 8 x 1 ft bed then you have 32 sq ft. When you calculate fish/sq ft ratio its usually 1 lb/sq ft of…Continue

Basic Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hollis Armstrong Mar 3, 2015. 14 Replies

I'm trying to put together a BCA (Business Case Analysis) for commercial AP operation. I have come across a few things that I'm not sure about. If you guys could help me out a little here I would…Continue

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Mixing Catfish and Tilapia

Started Feb 12, 2015 0 Replies

I am new to aquaponics but I am very excited about it. I am still in the planning stages of my system so I am exploring all the best ideas because I hope to take this beyond just a back yard hobby. I…Continue

Tags: Tilapia, and, Catfish, Mixing


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I am a father of 5 children. I live in a small town in North Alabama. I am always looking for ideas to improve food yield and because of health conditions I am looking for inexpensive ways to grow healthy food.

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Commercial Bug

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 8:15pm 1 Comment

Thought I would update my status. I have the AP bug really bad. I have been consumed by AP since the first time I looked at a system online. I got excited and started immediately looking at a way to create an AP system in my yard. Well the more I read and the more I got excited the bigger the picture got. 

Now Im looking at purchasing 73 acres on the edge of Bankhead Nation Forest in the southern half of Lawrence County Alabama. It is completely surrounded by NF (National…


Just Starting My Planning

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

I just ran across aquaponics yesterday and Im as excited as a kid in a candy store with a $100 gift card. I can seem to absorb all the information quick enough because my mind is spinning with ideas of how I can create an aquaponics system that will work best for my family and accommodations (I live in a small town). 

I am diabetic and desire to eat healthier than I have in the past. Fish and green leafy veggies are at the top of my list. Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers,…


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