"Hi, All! I've been AWOL & will need to get caught up, but today I wanted to show you this from a mature female (about 3 lb) that we harvested. These are her egg sacs, and every one of those little pearls are eggs. Apparently she was ready…"
A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them. Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!See More
I have a hatchery manual here that says:
"The breeders should be kept between 85 and 92 degrees F to achieve good breeding"
Here's a document from the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center about all things Tilapia.…"
"@ Jim my temp is sitting at right about 81, it's in the shade (not the bed though). This brings up my question of "What is the max temp for these fish?" I'm curious and I would like to be pro-active so I don't…"
"Hey @Bob. Because of all the videos I have seen a majority shows 3/4" pvc so I have 3/4" material which I had from a previous raised bed project. It does sound like I need to upsize my piping. Luckily I haven't invested a lot in the…"
I built a wood frame, lined it with siding and OSB and then used pond liner so it would hold water. See photo below.
If I was doing it again, I'd probably forgo the wooden structure and just line the hole with old carpet and put…"
"@Samson - My rock is beginning to clog after 1-1/2 years even thought I have worms. I recently changed my swirl filter into a radial filter, and agree this design works much better. From what I've read lava rock contains a lot of…"
"I want to thank a member, Nick Scud, for all of his advice in getting my system built. I am a complete newbee and Nick took his valuable time to explain, in great detail, some of the things I should consider in building my IBC system. I…"