"Thanks for the input Steve. I hadn't read this post in a while and forgot how much awesome info it contains. Most of which came from Vlad, so thanks Vlad you're awesome and possibly a mad scientist :) Anyway in regards to your comment I…"
"Thanks for the reply.
I plan on running 40-50 cubic feet of ebb & flow, then as many towers I can fit in the space that becomes available when I move. I want to do a small scale setup to see how it all works for when I can get some property up…"
"If you have 40 cubic feet of filtration than plan on 40 cubic feet of tank. 40 cubic feet is 300 gallons. If you are only doing towers you will need some kind of filtration, like a swirl filter and matala filters. You can use the same sort of…"
"Y'all have it easy... I had to go to youtube to learn how to throw the cast net I bought at a local sporting good store. Then when the temps fell they were hurting so bad, I used a combo of cast net and swimming pool dip net."
"I do not know if any of my tilapia survived the cold but I do know that not all died at the same time. Some seemed to survive colder temps a few weeks longer than the majority. I pulled a couple of floaters in my growbeds where I saw none a short…"
Hello I checked my ammonia levels before the water change and it was 2.0 ppm ,, I changed 90 % of my water and after the change i checked the ammonia the next day and it was between 0.5 and 1.0 ppm is that a good number to have for ammonia levelsusing the API Test kit i found:before water change ammonia levels was 2.0after water change is between 0.5. and 1.0the fish i have in my system are tilapia and the water tempreature has been maintaining upper 60's the breed of tilapia i have…See More
Your research backs up all that I have read too, which is why I was pleasantly surprised that my fish survived sub-50. Obviously they are more cold tolerant than is considered normal. So either I'm fortunate, or there…"
I would recommend against using chicken wire in a wet environment due to the metal leaching or rusting into the water.
What you are proposing can be simplified by using netted pots suspended above the fish tank. You could further…"
"Hey thanks Rob,
I am aware of the limitation. I am using a 30 amp contactor (relay) to carry the amperage. The relay on the temp controller only has to handle a few milliamps to power the contactor coil. I had a contactor already so did…"
"@ John Malone - Thanks for sharing. I am going under the assumption that Silvia is correct on temperature range for Tilapia at 60-95 Deg. F.. Jim Troyer report fatalities at 55 Deg. F. I lost a fingerling at about 57 Deg this month.The fact that…"