"That looks like a really good photo, it might be worth sending to your Agricultural extension to see if they can identify the problem.
I did a quick search to see if I could find a picture of a problem that looked like this but it is hard for me to…"
Any ideas on what this could be? The system is new. Just added fish a few days ago. This is only found on the 6 tomato plants that I grew from seed and is on the lower leaves. The 2 transplants that were purchased from the store do not have this on them. I am thinking it may be a disease but want to see other opinions before pulling all 6 plants from the system. Thanks in advance!See More
"Peggy, sorry to send another message but I put an add on Craigslist for the extra catfish at 50 cent each and had two people respond already. They are coming between 3 & 4 tomorrow so let me know if you want me to hold some for you.…"
"We started cycling about a week before you did, I think. We only need about 30 fish but will probably go ahead and take the 100 and try to sell the rest, or give the extra to our neighbor across the street who has a fish pond (if he'll…"
" It is my understanding that the PH will go down on it's own once the system is cycled. We have noticed that in our system. The Ph was staying around 7.8 until it finally cycled all the way and now it has dropped to mid-6-ish. Once…"
"Thanks for the info on Jerkins. I'll look into them! We are about halfway cycled so we will probably be getting some fish in the next two weeks. Since it has started warming up some, it seems to be going faster. "
"I like your setup! What fish are you going to use. I think we are going to go with Channel catfish. There is a hatchery in Bonifay called Pauls Fish Farm (http://www.paulfishfarms.com/index.html). I think we will get them from him. Do you know of…"
"I have a tank with catfish and bluegill. I can't be certain that it still has all it's bluegill but well fed catfish tend to be fairly lazy and there are still some of the bluegill so I know they can co-exist to an extent.
"Tonya 30 catfish in a 300 gallon tank isn't even close to being enough fish. I time yes. But you will wait a long long long time before you see results. If they were 1 pound each you would be in the ballpark. Your grow bed is a bit…"
"Thanks everyone! We'll probably do about 30 catfish to start and will definately monitor the water temp better to see how much it varies. We have not really been checking the temp that much so I'm not sure how much it…"
"Is your 36 square feet of grow bed also 12 inches deep? If so, then I would say you can do about 30-36 channel catfish in that tank.
Bluegill would also be ok with your temperatures as long as your system isn't swinging in the extreme on…"
"We started our system using channel cats in a similar size tank. In the beginning we had 25 fingerlings and that worked fine until they got bigger. They have done well in the cold temps too. Also, they grow fast. TCLynx is an expert on channel cats…"
"I have Cats and Tilapia mixed in a 300 gallon rubbermaid tank. The 10 cats were started as fingerlings and are now around 8-lbs each. Biggest suggestion is plenty of air and redundancy on the air. The tank itself has worked very well"
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Just started a new system. Will be adding fish soon. Going to try to grow tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, corn, peppers, collard, turnips, cucumbers, and who knows what else! Probably going with catfish.
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Tonya 30 catfish in a 300 gallon tank isn't even close to being enough fish. I time yes. But you will wait a long long long time before you see results. If they were 1 pound each you would be in the ballpark. Your grow bed is a bit limited and that controls somewhat the number of fish for your system. Ron has 10 cats at 8 pound each in the same size tank with good results. How do you think your 30 cats compare to this by weight? If your not in a hurry for plant growth this number will eventually be enough. Tom