It's about that time of year when we get an unwanted population explosion of tilapia in our systems. I have plenty of water and I'm always looking for more tilapia. If you need to reduce your population, store…"
"Thanks for all the interest in the heater...
this is before I straightened out all the tubes or the right or jacuzzi system. the nicely organized set on the left is for the pond system -- that is 1600 feet in total."
Congrats on getting your system up and running!
If you are in the SE corner of the state, what is your elevation?
You will need to keep your fish tank above 50f to keep the fish alive.
If you want fish growth you will want at least…"
"Thanks for the offers Matt and Jeff.
I'll help you build a manifold for the 1/2 drip line like mine if you are interested Matt
Where are you guys getting your greenhouse sheeting? I may go for some of the long plastic panels…"
"Nice work Scott!
Arlene: garbage enzymes are commonly called "worm tea" around here, they are a wonderful addition to you system
Hi John: Yes, colder, the fish did not rush up to meet me yesterday, the fall temps are on the…"
I build them and they work great. Kim Roman who posts on this site, used one last winter, was happy with and has gotten it hooked up for this winter again.
Mine makes about 10 degrees on a sunny winter day.
If you are interested…"
The long and short of it is you can get what the market will bare. I would think that the $100 range is fair for a breeding set the 4+1 formula of females to males is always in that range for young breeders.
Yours are older so you…"
Sorry I haven't been paying attention to this thread. I am still out of town so I can't help you with the little guys at this time. I do know where you can get some adult fish for a very reasonable price. call…"
"Hi John and Kim Et Al:
John why don't you try a 50% water change if you are having problem with mortality. The minerals and other pathogens do build up over time.
I would go ahead and put the garage fish in the main tank so you…"
"Glad to hear the little fry are doing well John. The little guys guys swim between tanks through the siphon bridges and intermingle with the larger fish in my indoor system. They seem to co-habitate without issue there so I'm not…"
Something is not right with that thermostat. It has only been above 104 once this year. You will find that the water is pretty close to the average temperature
My jacuzzi system is more exposed than your system and the water…"
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia
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2 - 700 gallon system
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I inherited a moss filled backyard pond, the remote AP turned it gin clear in 2 weeks. It's now much healthier for the inhabitants. I'm breeding and growing with Nile, Mozambique and Nile Hybrids. I sell tilapia fry and fingerlings; bulk fish food, worms, gammarus (scuds) and give plenty of free advise. If you want I'll build you a system too!
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Hi Jim. I am interested in purchasing some of what your offering based on your posts. I think my AP system is cycled with the 15 goldfish i have and I am ready for tilapia. I would also be interested in buying fish food, scuds and worms. Thanks!
Hi Jim. this is what I thought the system might look like, but after reading what you had wrote earlier, I might even use bamboo as the top water feeder pipe to the towers its a lot stronger than poly-pipe and cheaper, I just cut it down out of the garden.
I apologize for not responding sooner, but I have moved to a new area where there is no space for my unit, thus it has been mothballed. The towers did not run long enough to test many different crops, but my gut feel was that with the dense media I had, the spacing was too close for long-growing crops.