San Antonio Aquaponics


San Antonio Aquaponics

A place for San Antonio aquapons to gather local Knowledge and resources.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Apr 9

Discussion Forum

Fearless Leader Wanted

Started by alex batista Mar 20. 0 Replies

Looking for a Replacement to run SA Aquaponics. PM me if your interested.Thanks

Anyone out there?

Started by Robert Weaver. Last reply by alex batista Mar 20. 3 Replies

Is this a dead group? Are their active members in the SA area. Austin is too far to travel to collaborate with othersContinue

Meetup Sunday April 7

Started by alex batista. Last reply by Troy Smiddy Apr 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Meetup This Sunday @ 2pm to both Randy's and Nicolettes Systems on the Northside of town . RSVP and will PM you the addresses.Continue

May 20th Meetup Update

Started by alex batista. Last reply by Leisa McPherson May 14, 2012. 1 Reply

The San Antonio Permaculture group will be touring my place may 20th @ 2pm.I have 15 people rsvp'd so far...if you haven't been to a meetup yet, this is the one to attend.message me for more info.Continue

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Comment by Matt Lindley on April 9, 2014 at 4:36pm
I built my own tank, about 250 gallons and lined it with insulation board. I was contemplating running heaters next winter, but I was not sure how much that would run my bill up. I definitely want to avoid killing my fish though. My water got down into the low to mid 50's so I need to make sure it is 20 degrees warmer.
Comment by Troy Smiddy on April 9, 2014 at 4:22pm

We started with goldfish. Then Alex gave us a bunch of Tilapia and they were doing well. We had some that were bigger than my hand and some that were only a couple of inches long. Then it got cold and they started dying. We lost about 20-30 fish and were only able to save 10 by putting them in the bathtub in the house. We bought aquarium heaters and put them back outside in one tank but our electricity bill went up quite a bit. We hope to have something else by next winter to heat the hole green house.

Comment by leisannp on April 8, 2014 at 8:49pm
We've given some fish away too but don't have any right now.
Comment by alex batista on April 8, 2014 at 5:39pm
They where hybrids to begin with . I bred them about 5 times and gave those all away.
Comment by Matt Lindley on April 8, 2014 at 5:34pm
Thanks for helping me. One more question if you don't mind. Did you develop your own breeders out of those?
Comment by alex batista on April 8, 2014 at 5:31pm
Comment by Matt Lindley on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm
Did you start with fingerlings or fry? Or did you get breeders?
Comment by alex batista on April 8, 2014 at 5:19pm
I was never able to find any locally unless some fellow aquapons are willing to share. Rob Nash in Austin is where I got mine.
Comment by Matt Lindley on April 8, 2014 at 5:15pm
I have been running my system off of goldfish for the last year. I would like to get going with tilapia this spring. Is there anywhere in SA or close by that I could buy some from?
Comment by alex batista on April 2, 2014 at 7:13am
Finally received my land survey, this should help me figure out my system layout. :D

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