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
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.
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.
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
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