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My wife Sarah and I started this system at our home in downtown Orlando where we are working to establish sustainable residential farming in urban areas. We learned basic aquaculture/aquaponics from the Morningstar fisherman of Dade City, Florida.
Thanks Robert...its just a small test system, 300 gallon tank, 50 tilapia, 32 cu ft media bed and 64 cu ft DWC trough plus red wiggler worms in the media and a greenhouse covering to keep out the rain this Summer. I like your pictures as well...where are you located?
Robert, sorry I did not get back to you sooner. I never saw your response until this morning. I may be looking for some tilapia next week if you still have them. Do you know anyone looking for lettuce rafts? I'm looking at Beaver Plastics out of Canada, product is very good and reasonably priced, but the shipping is outrageous.
Thank you for the advice of the PH. funny thing is I have 2 systems one the rocks are just in the bottom of the tank and the other one they are in a swirl filter. the one with them in the bottom always has a diffident Ph then last test. think there is just not enough water movement going by the corral... guess you learn something new everyday. moved the corral to the flowing aria and this evening its back up... maybe to fast lost a few. the others seam sluggish There is one Male doing much better then the others with the ph dropping then back up. He acts like all the others in the stable tank. Think he is getting promoted to a breeder no dinner plat for him. maybe get a more resilient tilapia.
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