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Hello and Welcome to my Aquaponics disaster/Adventure?

Today was my first day of posting. I start this adventure 3 day ago on Friday the 5th of April when I stumbled onto Aquaponics while looking for information on Tilapia. I told a friend about what I found and spent the next few hours reading about it. The next day I woke up and researched some more. Unknown to me my friend had found a person selling the IBC totes. By 11am he called me and let me know what had found and by 2pm we had setup a time to meet the person selling them. We bought 3 275 gallon totes in total. 1 for each of us and 1 we cut in half so we both could have another plant bed. I think we both have different Ideas on how we are going to do things but this is what I decided to do.

I am going to make the 1 complete tote a fish tank with a smaller lid at the top. I will only have 1 plant bed to start with plans to make barrel plant beds in the future. My thinking is to primer the entire fish tank tote and paint it to help keep the algae build up to a minimum and also help with the heat in Arizona. The Tank it self will be covered most of the day with only getting sunlight from early morning until about 11am. the plan is to have tilapia in the tank. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.



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