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B. Pearcy's Blog – March 2011 Archive (3)

Tenative Aquaponic System Plan

My plan has changed a few times, but this is my current plan for building my backyard aquaponics system.  My drawing is pretty crude and not to scale, I know, but it's the best software I have available to make the drawing.  The grow beds will be two 100 gallon Rubbermaid stock tanks and the fish tank is a 30 inch tall x 4 feet wide 200 gallon HDPE fish tank. I've searched…

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Added by B. Pearcy on March 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Florida Sources for Freshwater Fish Stock

The Florida Wildlife Commission recently provided me a list of commercial fish hatcheries. I thought I'd share the link below for any of my fellow Florida aquaponic enthusiasts that are interested:

 

http://myfwc.com/media/131389/Freshwater_FishStockingList.pdf

 

Unfortunately, most of them do not have websites for additional research. I guess we'll have to resort to the old stand-by --…

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Added by B. Pearcy on March 12, 2011 at 9:09pm — 10 Comments

Bluegill for Aquaponics

I've discovered that instead of the 300 gallon fish tank I was planning for my aquaponics system (stocked with catfish), my wife is more comfortable with a 150-170 gallon tank due to the large footprint required for the larger tank. So I've been researching fish for my smaller tank. I want to maximize fish for the space.  I've received many suggestions for bluegill, so I did a little research via Google. Surprise, surprise....bluegill are being researched as a lower cost alternative to…

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Added by B. Pearcy on March 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 16 Comments

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