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Offline Mikeyboy

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DIY fish farm
« on: August 26, 2008, 02:47:17 PM »
I read an article in an airport on how survivalist are starting Talapia fish farms in their back yard using those 4 foot ring pools. Its neat that this fish only needs warmth (you need to do it during the summer or in a greenhouse in colder climates), water and algae for them to eat.  Once you give them those conditions, they will create their own ecosystem in the pool with little contribution from you, and all you do is harvest the adult fish to eat.  Unfortunately I cannot try it, If I let my kid's pool get all green and cruddy and try to raise fish in it my family will lynch me.  Here is a few links.

http://www.kurtsaxon.com/foods006.htm

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/2006-04-01/Fish-Farming.aspx

http://tilapiafarmingathome.com/mytilapiafarm.aspx

http://www.mixph.com/2008/05/guide-to-tilapia-raising.html

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Re: DIY fish farm
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 04:45:16 PM »
Very cool.  All I know about Talapia is that it's freakin' delicious deep fried.

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Re: DIY fish farm
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 12:45:09 AM »
Very good info there. Thanks for the links!
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Re: DIY fish farm
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 06:58:06 PM »
Thanks for the links, that's real interesting....I may have to try my hand at this.

I read a article a while back where people did this same sort of thing in small backyard ponds, and just hung a bug zapper of it to feed the fish.
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Re: DIY fish farm
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 10:19:12 PM »
Holy hell other people have thought of this? I thought up this idea from the ground up and I could have just used someone Else's idea?