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I did a water change several months ago due to excessive ammonia. I put the water into a container, added a gallon jug of hydroton with an air line inserted to see if I could preserve and use the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff S Nov 14, 2016. 2 Replies 0 Likes
I have a 65 gallon filter tank that I recently switched from swirl to radial flow because I felt like the swirl wasn't catching enough of the solids. The RFF definitely catches lots more of the…Continue
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I read about adding nitrogen to soil gardens but there aren't any suggested levels for nitrogen in the form of nitrates. If I want to use fish water to fertilize my gardens what level of nitrates…Continue
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I had a power outage and lost 47 lbs of Tilapia to lack of oxygen. Are they still edible? If so how do I store them while waiting to fillet them? Seems like all the big ones died.Continue
What kind of Tilapia do you have ? I am looking for Nilotica, but also some Blue to set up a couple pairs for hybridizing. These will go into house tanks for control. Or as much as I can get with Tilapia.
I am planning a hoop house, with a couple of totes, and about 4-6 inverted ones for grow beds. Where did you find your totes? I havent located any food safe ones yet.
Your not exactly all alone but pretty close. I started this Michigan aquaponics group, but I get no help from anyone. I have requested someone else take it over, but no luck.
My operation is stopped and in disrepair due to a stroke. With no hopes of resurrection.
I saw the pictures of your system. Awesome!
Wow! that's great, are you using your greenhouse now? There are others selling Tilapia in MI on craigslist. They sell for $1-2 each around here. I want to buy from a certified fishery, because of the legalities. I don't heat the basement side of my house, its like 36. My greenhouse is 32. I'll wait til Apr when the greenhouse is 45-50. I have two 275 gallon ICB totes and plan to start with 60-70 fingerlings and hope they don't breed. Also have an old 7x7' hot tub that I'm going to put in the ground and use for a sediment tank. I'm going to post my plans soon.
Hi Jeff, I'm learning how to use this forum, looks like a good place for info and questions. There are several fisheries in MI that have Tilapia planting stock. I found this list, but not sure how current it is:
I'll be looking to buy Tilapia fingerlings like beginning of April. I have emailed Mud Lake Farm, Zeeland, MI, but no response yet. Are your Blue Tilapia pure breed stock? I plan to raise the Tilapia April - Oct and shut down for the winter. Have you harvested some of your Tilapia, I'll bet they're good eating. I'm 6 miles from lake Michigan, near Saugatuck, time to get snow blowing done over a foot of snow here!
Currently I'm running a 4" flex duct to a small hair dryer into low tunnels over my grow beds. It keeps the air in there about 73 %RH during the day. There are a couple of lights in there too, so I might be okay with just a little fan (no hair dryer).
Your idea could work. You'd need to use copper pipe I think, and make sure the water got really cold before you recirculated it. Probably glycol would work better. Really creative. I like it!
Sorry to hear you had trouble.
Thanks for letting me know.
I guess if I start again I'll include a link in the message.
Wow that took awhile to accept your friend request. The "Accept" button would not accept. It is finally working today.
Ok will do. I don't know if this is related, but there is currently an issue with my hosted server, so I won't be able to do it until it is resolved by the hosting company. Will let you know as soon as its done.