Tonight I cooked up my first AP tilapia. Pan fried with a garlic lemon-butter sauce. Yup - it was good, albeit not much more than a snack. The side of lettuce greens was also from the garden. (The tomatoes…"
"Aggressive Tilapia and Breeding
I have several, maybe 4 or 5, very large, say 12"+, tilapia that are quite aggressive and territorial. They regularly take up residence in corners of the tank and obsessively chase away anyone that comes within…"
"@ Bayy Quest
I use 1" 200psi pipe almost exclusively in my system because it's a good compromise between cost and size.
I bought my UniSeals on line from http://www.aussieglobe.com/
For bulkheads I use PVC conduit…"
I tried to find out the best way and so am grateful for the input. Never having been a fisherman, I'm new to this. Rabbits, mice and other farm vermin, on the other hand, I know what to do with.
There's a lot to…"
Jim Troyer suggested that the fish that I killed was doing poorly due to bullying. This may, or may not, be the case. I spend quite a lot of time staring at my fish (it's a great way to relax and it also…"
"First Tilapia Fillet
Today was the big day: the day I killed and filleted my first aquaponics grown tilapia.
I got home from work and went to check the fish, and give them a good feed of the new food that arrived today. They were very grateful…"
"Radial Flow Filter - Update
It's only been a few days since I installed a DIY radial flow filter on my system and initial results are quite impressive.
There's a growing layer of sediment sitting on the bottom of the filter and the water…"
"AP System Cycling
I'm a big fan of fishless cycling, mostly because it takes all the pressure off. You don't have the continual worry of whether the fish are going to make it or not.
I did a fishless cycle of a 500 gallon fish tank…"
"Radial Flow Filter
There seems to be a lot of suspended solids in my fish tank of late, which I'm pretty sure isn't a good thing, particularly for the water that is going to go through the deep water culture (DWC) bed.
So, after a lot of…"
"Here's the MSDS for the Tetra Pond AquaSafe.
The only thing of interest I could find in it was mention that it contains 2.5-10% of EDTA Disodium Salt which is a chelating agent for metal ions.
I wonder what other ingredients it has in it to do…"
"If there's a concern about chlorine / chloramines then the easiest way past that would be to treat the water. I had a good hard look at the API Tap Water Conditioner, a little while ago, and from what I gleaned from the data sheet…"
"Now that the warm weather is here, I thought it was time to institute some changes to the AP system
Turned off the solar water heater
Put the shade cloth over the gravel grow beds
I hadn't been measuring the temperature of the water because…"
I think you have me confused with Jacques. He's the one that is losing fish at the moment.
You do have a good memory regarding me losing fish last year. I'm not 100% certain of the cause, but I have a couple of strong…"
I had to smile when I read your post. Not that long ago I was in your position with a whole swarm of questions swirling around my head. My advice: take it as it comes. Sure, there's a basic set of things you…"
I bought a box of worms from Summer Winds Nursery on Tatum Rd.
From memory they were about $20 a box, which isn't cheap, but it was available and ready to go. They sometimes run out of stock so…"
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