Backyard Aquaponics

Growing &harvesting tilapia
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Author:  A2Z [ Aug 1st, '21, 19:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: Growing &harvesting tilapia

So this might get a.little complicated for some. In part my presentation skills have a hard time keeping up with the rest of me. This might even give some a headache(myself included).

My 1st thought is too many fish to plant ratio. I'd love to know what you guys think. The only way to fix would be to add some other vegetation 'outside' the system, or reduce #of fish.

I'll try to get more details later. But for right now I have some fish & plants that need saving. Long story.

Thanks to all participants on these forums!


Author:  A2Z [ Aug 2nd, '21, 15:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Growing &harvesting tilapia

This should net 100-150 pounds of fish every week with very little effort to volume.
Could also incorporate some automation. But for now that technology is out of my reach.

Catfish maybe?

Author:  A2Z [ Aug 4th, '21, 03:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Growing &harvesting tilapia

dstjohn99 wrote:
plumbing for this system and the maintenance. It makes my head hurt. It seems like it may be overly complex.


Have another look. The system is so easy it's fun!
Sure I had to go round and around with a few layouts in the computer. But thats just part of the design process. Evolution can't exist without somethin to go on.

Author:  A2Z [ Sep 18th, '21, 19:01 ]
Post subject:  Re: Growing &harvesting tilapia

dstjohn99 wrote:

As for ratios, you will find many various recommendations. I advocate FT volume to GB volume of wet media 1:1 minimum and up to 2:1. Fish density is better measure against bio-filtration, which means wet media for a typical system. I like to keep 1 lb fish per 5 gal water. With 1:1 FT:GB this also means 5 gal wet media.

Working on copying and or exceeding these ratios you so kindly provided
Thanks for your time replying

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