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  2. Well their teats are pink. Maybe they start out as strawberry? :-)
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  5. On a funny note was doing a presentation several years ago when I was president of my state aquaculture association. One guy from Purdue made the comment, "We heard you don't do much in aquaculture." Kind of insulting but I'm sure it originally came from one of the academics there. You know, The ones that think they're experts but probably couldn't survive as a business if they had to. I know a few around the country that consulted and the businesses failed. One shrimp farm I know of fired theirs when they realized they knew more than he did. Ironically my fish prices are second only to high end koi farms in Japan. I may not have the numbers but I get at least $40.00 each for my fish going up to $250.00. I run out of trout in a few weeks.
  6. Aloha!!! Walter.. I'm Norm808 and I'm new here. My wife and I live in the Republic De Panama. We've been here about 1 1/2 years. We want to set up a aquponics system but have been having a hard time finding tilapia fingerlings. Are you still living in Panama? Thanks Norm808
  7. Hi Vini375 Welcome to APN/HQ The nutrients will stay in the water no matter how long the distance you run it, unless they are used by plants(algea),micro organisms, deluted, gassed of etc. and finaly return to the fish tank. I guess it,s more for practical reasons you would have to walk around it, or build cross walkways, and/or head loss if you have to pipe/pump the water back to fishtanks for long distances. cheers
  8. Terrific as always Cecil. Beautiful work man!
  9. Hi All. Can someone please help me out with a question that has been bothering me for some time now? I would like to build a massive Aquaponics system in a large green house. My idea is to have swirl filter flow into my wicked bed thats 1/4 of the overall growing area which then flows into a DWC system and the back up into my fish tank. Whats bothering is the distance, at what distance in the growing systems does one start to lose nutrients? I have heard a guy once tell me that the growing systems shouldn't extend more than 25m, anything longer than 25m your nutrients starts to get lost to the plants. Is this true or can someone share their experiences and expertise with me? Your input would be much appreciated.
  10. There is some amazing work out there but a lot of stuff that makes one cringe when one sees it. I do a fair amount of repainting of other's work that is pretty dismal.
  11. Amazing work! WOW!
  12. For lunch today.. Here is a one-year-old snakehead fish from our aquaponics system at Nanniode. This is part of the second yield trial we began an year ago.
  13. And strawberry milk? Pink cows? Have never seen any pink cows. Must be from magic pink unicorns.
  14. As some of you know I hatch, feed train, and grow out gamefish to trophy size for the taxidermy and replica fish industry and I'm a fish taxidermist myself. I've done everything but beat fish farmers over the head to show them this is a viable sideline for their fish to no avail. Finally decided I had to do it myself about a decade a go. One type of customer is the taxidermist that needs large natural specimens to mount for state, national, and world competitions. As those of us that are anglers know you can't just go out anytime and catch a trophy fish in public waters unless you are lucky enough to live somewhere where that is common place. The following two fish won first place at the national level. The very latest is this brook trout raised in my trout pond and mounted by Mickey Bowman of Oklahoma. This brown was also a first place fish a few years ago and mounted by Frank Kotula of Pennsylvannia, USA. Needless to say I have a waiting list for large trout and run out of them very quickly.
  15. I'm surprised it's not higher. We have people here that are too lazy to learn or know the facts. They're in their own little world. Knowledge of world geography outside of their county is even more dismal. You can't blame it on the educational system. These people are willfully ignorant.
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  17. It's just to funy https://consumerist.com/2017/06/15/10281160/ 7% of US adults thinks that chocolate milk comes from brown cows cheers
  18. Hi Wery disapointing Candelling on day 18 showed 22 eggs ok 7 unsertain ? the rest was scraped. So allready under 50% starting with 60 eggs So down to one tray now cheers
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    Hi A good read doc./pdf on the subject IMO Nitrite Poisoning or "Brown Blood" Disease- A Preventable Problem by Jesse A. Chappell. Extension Fisheries Specialist, Assistant Professor, Auburn University ( 2008 ) enjoy cheers
  20. Good choice.
  21. Btw a friend of mine married a girl from Harrisville.
  22. Hi Cecil Yes, they have an excellent operation there, a true family farm.
  23. I'm familiar with Harrisville. Did my first Rock N Roll gig (Garage band) there as a lead singer back in 1977 I believe it was. Graduated from ACC up the road in Alpena in 1978. Are you familiar with the Cedar Brook Trout Farm there run by Jerry Kahn?
  24. I'm not sure about algae being toxic for your plant bed Moses, but remember with algae it needs sunlight to survive. If you can stop all the sunlight hitting your area where your algae is you will stop your your algae. During your cycling period or a little after it at about 23C you can expect an algae bloom in your fish tank for a few days I had that when I was running my IBC's. I wouldn't be to concerned about your plants going brown and dying at this stage . I think your system is just finishing cycling and balancing itself out. When I first started my plants looked rather sick for a while but I added Seasol, I believe Maxi crop is similar, to my tanks every couple of days or so to help with the lack of nutrients. I found with the pH between 6 and 6.5 my plants could take up the nutrients sufficiently. I would replant your plants ASAP and try again. You will need your plants to eat the nitrates. Cheers.
  25. hai aswin can u give ur mobile no.

  26. Sad news, after i added the chelated iron, the plant still died this morning. too bad, interestingly i found out that the algae only grow by the grow bed, not in the filter tank or the fish tank. maybe i will replant after i installed the 100w LED lights and clean the grow bed as well. The algae is probably toxic for the plant.
  27. Hi Here is one http://www.blueridgekoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/pH-and-Ammonia.pdf cheers
  28. Hi Here is the egg load from/on June 23. Not so good on first candeling(day 10) , 8 eggs not fertilized and scraped and another 28 eggs I'm unsurtan about at this stage I'll have another candeling on day 18-20 cheers
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