im growing 25 tilapia in a 55gallon drum with a 10% water change daily.
Using a 500gph water pump to mix and aerate the water(pump on bottom with hose to
spray water out on the surface so that high DO2 can be achieved)
drum is wrapped in bubble wrap for insulation about ... 3-4 inches thick.
and using a 300watter heater, that barely runs.
They are currently FULL SIZED and need to be harvested.
Ill snap some pics soon of them and share with everyone.
I cant be to detailed though.
But you can do almost anything you want as long as you just keep on it.
Anything is possible and can be done for PENNIES.
The main thing you need to do is keep temps steady and have SHIT TON of DO2.
Current fish count I got is 2000.
1500 roughly 3-5 inches long now all waiting to be put into a large grow out tank,
they are all just in 55gal glass tanks, got 8 tanks.
and the last 500 of them are probably 2-3 inches
(the 2000 additional fish came from an initial investment of $100 buying roughly 80 tilapia fingerlings,
they mated and had babies, I'm purchasing another set of tilapia to use an additional genetic line for
cleaner breeding, but 1 female will produce easily 500 babies. Since at the end of last year
i grew to 2000 fish, its only natural for my next goal of fish to start being in the 10s of thousands,
remember, 1x 10,000 gallon tank with a proper aquaponic setup can hold around 5000-6000 mature tilapia)
They are easy as shit.
The moment you think up a plan is the moment you become instantly successful because
you then have a LITE PATH rather then walking in the dark.
all you gotta do to have success, is START.
TIP with aquaponics.
ITS ALL ABOUT THE SURFACE AREA...
ACHIEVE HIGHEST SURFACE AREA POSSIBLE = MORE FISH CAPACITY.
Only pick I got on hand right now is a pick of one of my fry harvests.
Maybe like 500 fishies right here.
They are maybe... half inch long, 4-6mm
this is how id harvest them lol
Just think, in 1 week each of those babies = 50 cents, my cost PER BABY.. MAYBE 1/10th of a penny lol
No bank gives you that kinda return, nor will they ever.
Edited by Il19z8rn4li1, 20 March 2016 - 01:31 PM.