Hi there, Curt Decker here. Next time you're in the valley you need to take a 'field trip to a guy off Baseline Rd and 29th Ave. He uses wading pools for stock. He sells the tilapia but your objective is to see his vastness. 2nd. contact John Healy 602=618=1771. Text works best. email- email@example.com. He has breeding tanks. Explained a lot to me. I have 135gal. tank. Looking to expand to totes with veggies for my wife. I bought fry from him. $.50-$1. They are growing. 20+ fish will fill the tank by summer. Learning filtration and cycling water is high priority.. Feed store at baseline and 7th sells tilapia food in 50# bags. $28. One bag will see you through a lot of learning curve.
I learned the most through the news letters of Friendly Aquaponics in Hawaii. You learn there that there is no money in raising fish on a small scale. The money is in the vegetable. If I can be of help, let me know. Come over and see our system if you like.