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Frank Scanlan replied to chuck's discussion south florida farmers unite (or at least put yourself on the member map) in the group Florida Aquaponics
" Bob - Curious as to how your system is working?  What  fish did you choose?  I'm in Coral Springs. Frank "
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Frank Scanlan updated their profile
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Frank Scanlan posted a discussion

Catching - Harvesting tilapia

Can you provide some suggestions to make it easy to harvest my tilapia.  There probably 50+ fish of various size (and age)  in a wood framed, rubber lined 'pond' about 10 ft by 8 ft and about 15 inches deep.   When I 'rebuilt' to the current size, I…See More
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Jennifer Pankey added a discussion to the group Tilapia Breeding

Tilapia Source

Hello I am wondering if anyone knows of someone who sells large amounts of tilapia fingerlings in southern California. They must be Mossambica due to state regulations. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.See More
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Tilapia Breeding

A place to exchange information on breeding tilapia.  How to set up tilapia breeding colonies.  How to sex fish for breeding colonies. What foods are best for breeding pairs and fingerlings.
2 hours ago
Phil Crawford posted a discussion


Glad I found this space. I just added a media bed to my Koi pond last month partially to reduce algae growth. I am working on a community garden/demonstration project with my local city council. Shout out to Bay Area/Nor Cal growers!See More
3 hours ago
David replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"It's an electronic valve - a standard automatic sprinkler valve. They typically need a significant pressure differential (about 15psi or more) to operate reliably.  "
6 hours ago
Sumair posted a discussion

raft bed

Hi guys,Im a newbie and I'm having a 300 gallon fish tank planning to build a raft system with wood and I don't know what size of swirl filter, biofilter and my raft bed I build thanks sumair
8 hours ago
Adrian M replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"Thanks chaps! Very helpful info for a newbie. Really appreciate it. I'll post a pic of my system soon."
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Sumair replied to Sumair's discussion Cinder
"Thank u George yeah I watched videos on YouTube and my cinder is not bubbling"
17 hours ago
Jeff S posted a discussion

Nitrate Issues

I have a 600 gallon system and have nitrates as high as the API test will register. Ammonia is .25 and pH is around 6. The dissolved solids are 1700ppm.  I know I can reduce fish food and add more plants to resolve these issues as a long term fix…See More
19 hours ago
George replied to Sumair's discussion Cinder
"Lava rock is used a lot in Hawaii. A vinegar fizz test will show with certainty whether it should be used.  Search vinegar on this site. "
19 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"Place a ball valve on the bed that floods faster and slow it down. The other beds should speed up since they will be getting more water. My pump pumps faster than I want so I divert half the water back through the beds rather than dumping back into…"
19 hours ago
George replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"Adrian There is no "being too wet" that i know of, so long as there is sufficient oxygen. "
19 hours ago
George replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"The irrigation valve -  is it an electronic switch or does it the water pressure change the zone? "
19 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Alan Fugate's discussion heating IBC tank
" I agree with David on the insulation techniques. I have done the water heater elements and they work but I had problems with leaks to the wiring. I bought a 1000 watt Paint Bucket Heater and it worked flawlessly.…"
21 hours ago
David replied to Adrian M's discussion Growbed flood/drain rate
"1: I don't think it will create any more problems other than one growbed getting better supply of nutrients and the plants doing better than the others. 2: I don't know that there is a "best" rate. My smaller 1/2 barrel beds fill…"
David replied to Alan Fugate's discussion heating IBC tank
"I have solar electric, so I built a 1500 watt electric heater for my 300 gallon IBC system. I have my IBC wrapped with 2" Styrofoam and the 100 gallon sump wrapped with fiberglass batts. I used a water heater element with a simple…"


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    Catching - Harvesting tilapia

    Started by Frank Scanlan in Fish Topics 18 minutes ago. 0 Replies


    Started by Phil Crawford in Member System Introductions 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Growbed flood/drain rate

    Started by Adrian M in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by David 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

    raft bed

    Started by Sumair in Aquaponic Discussions 8 hours ago. 0 Replies


    Started by Sumair in Media Topics. Last reply by Sumair 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

    Nitrate Issues

    Started by Jeff S in Water Topics 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

    heating IBC tank

    Started by Alan Fugate in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by Jeff S 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

    Fish Identification

    Started by Devoid in Fish Topics. Last reply by Devoid yesterday. 4 Replies


    Started by David Marland in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by David Marland on Wednesday. 24 Replies

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