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Tilapia Are Now In The Aquaponic System

It’s been a busy and fun week. We transferred 12 of the largest Tilapia from the indoor 55-gallon aquarium to the 300-gallon aquaponic fish tank.  I tried to take a picture of them this morning, but they weren’t in the … Continue reading

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The Tilapia Are Breeding

Happy 1st Day of Spring!  It’s finally here. Of the 23 White Nile Tilapia in our 55-gallon aquarium, only one of them has been digging nests in the gravel.  He began on the right side of the tank, and then … Continue reading

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Tilapia Nest

It’s been seven weeks since we received our small fingerling Tilapia and they are still growing like weeds.  Back then they could fit in a small plastic bag, but now they are too big for a 55-gallon aquarium. It’s all … Continue reading

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Rafts, Insulation, and Seeds

We accomplished quite a bit today. One side of the rafts was painted with two coats of white Benjamin Moore Aura Waterborne Semi-Gloss Exterior paint.  This paint is environmentally safe and should protect the top of the rafts from the sun’s … Continue reading

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Missing!

We are sad to announce that we are missing Speedy, one of our darling fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).  He was grey in color, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches in length, and last seen in a 55 gallon fish tank containing 22 … Continue reading

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Why are our tilapia growing so quickly?

Tilapia are genetically designed (by mother nature, not scientists) to grow very quickly in the right environment.  Here are a few of the things we have done to create the ideal environment and to help expedite the growth process in … Continue reading

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