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Steve Wisecup
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At 9:07am on September 15, 2011, Stevie Martens said…

Yay! People near me! How's it going welcome to AP.

 

At 9:50am on August 27, 2011, chuck said…
i said looky no touchy. ask your local feed store who is buying tilapia fish food and try to get in touch with them. a lot of people who raise fish dont put anything online buy they are out there. craigslist keyword tilapia
At 9:46am on August 27, 2011, chuck said…
wow THATS a big one use a online converter  to see how many gallons that is mine is only 10 feet wide and 32 in deep not quite full to the top and still hold around 1400 gallons, i dont have too many fish (they are out of a local pond) just using them to dryrun the system to find the problem areas. will get nice tilapia when i am happy with the filters and amonia balance. no grow beds yet although they would help with the filtering. had always imagined a CHOP system. didnt know thats what it was called but my imagination is only rivaled by my cheapness. ps i found the big totes for 3 for $100 i my area. call the roofing companys and ask for the ibc tanks that they get there elastomeric latex roof coating in. the stuf looks nasty in the tank but is water soluble and a presure washer blows it out easy. its basicly just rely thick latex paint.
At 4:06pm on August 26, 2011, chuck said…
try tilapiafarmingathome.com .  great guy and great info. not afiliated with him but very informative pics he lives in brooksville fl. look at the whole site. every pic. good stuff
At 3:38pm on August 26, 2011, chuck said…
the pools that are made out of a tarp like material that have white pipes to hold it up should last years. the single ply rubber ones with the inflatable ring are suseptible to a dark crusty moldy somthing that leaves the rubber brittle stay away. hoever i have seen them last long in total shade but whe try it. you can loose your entire setup. saw someone mention carwashes get there soap in blue barels. took a drive and bingo $5 barels every week. i know you have to watch what was in the totes and barrels but some times the stuf just washes out.
At 6:48am on August 25, 2011, chuck said…

hey steve. its the end of summer and the stores are unloading ther above ground pools (avoid the ones withe the inflatable ring at the top. a pin hole can be CATASTROPHIC) also watch craigs list key word "tote" for the big square plactic ibc totes everyone loves. check every day and wach the prices. most seem to sell between $100 and $150 in south fl. but every once in a while i see them for $25- $50. then JUMP or someone who resells will get them.

 PS the good thing about the pools is the very economical pump that comes with them. mine run on .07 w each. just throw the filter away 

At 10:22pm on August 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Steve,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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