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sanford
09-20-2011, 02:16 PM
hi, i live in ft lauderdale fl and would like to purchase some fingerling(2-3 inch) blue tilapia oreochromis aureus anybody know where i can buy them locally and be shipped to my address?

thanks
mark

Basil1
09-20-2011, 02:38 PM
Just saw an ad on CL. $1 for 1-2 inch fingerlings pickup or local delivery located in Spring Hill. Maybe call about shipping.

sanford
09-20-2011, 05:08 PM
thanks basil1 but im sorry but i do not know what CL stands for. can you please give me additional info.

thanks
mark

stucco
09-20-2011, 05:20 PM
;) craig's list

urbanfarmer
09-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Greetings Earthling, and welcome! :mrgreen:

stucco
09-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Iíve got plenty for sale, but Iím not setup to ship. If you canít find any local let me know. Iím about two and a half hours from Lauderdale.

JCO
09-20-2011, 06:46 PM
Welcome to the show....pull up an easy chair, relax and stay awhile. New voices are always a welcome addition to our family..! Whatever questions you have on you mind, this is the place to get the answers so pick a topic of your interest and start your own thread and Enjoy. Please go to your profile and put in your city and state. There might be other members close by. :mrgreen:

sanford
09-21-2011, 10:47 AM
hey guys thanks for all the help. talk to you soon.

mark

sanford
09-21-2011, 10:54 AM
ok, since you asked. what is the ideal ph to breed and raise blue tilapia. i heard that they won't breed in a 7.0 ph is that correct? since i heard that information i converted my aquaponics to a fish only system because i raised the ph to about 7.6 by adding coral to the system now the nutrients are not available to the plants. I also heard the temperature has to be a constant 80 degrees also. that is kind of hard to do in south florida. any help greatly appreciated.

thanks
mark

bsfman
09-21-2011, 02:55 PM
ok, since you asked. what is the ideal ph to breed and raise blue tilapia. i heard that they won't breed in a 7.0 ph is that correct? since i heard that information i converted my aquaponics to a fish only system because i raised the ph to about 7.6 by adding coral to the system now the nutrients are not available to the plants. I also heard the temperature has to be a constant 80 degrees also. that is kind of hard to do in south florida. any help greatly appreciated.

thanks
mark

I'm in southwest Florida, Mark. I have blue tilapia in both systems. My pH in one system is 7.6 and in the other 8.3. (7.6 system has a heavier biological load.) Temps have been fluctuating between 76f at night and 83F daytime. Fish and plants in both systems seem to be doing just fine. I wouldn't worry about the pH until you get the tilapia established and things have hit some sort of system equilibrium for a while. :)

sanford
09-21-2011, 04:43 PM
thanks for your reply bsfman. what are you feeding your blue tilapia sir?

thanks
mark

bsfman
09-21-2011, 07:56 PM
thanks for your reply bsfman. what are you feeding your blue tilapia sir?

thanks
mark

Duckweed and Black Soldier Fly larvae with occassional earthworms as treats. The fry got crumbled up cichlid flake food until they were big enough to take BSF immature larvae.

sanford
09-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Hi bsfman i am interested in raising black soldier flies and saw these bio pods on murray hallhams website. kind of pricey. then i saw a video on u-tube on how to make a bsf collector with a 5 gallon bucket.

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What do you recommend?

Thanks
Mark

davidstcldfl
09-22-2011, 06:44 PM
Sanford, did you happen to see the picture that Bsfman posted, of what he built ?
Looks like an easy build...and well thought out.. :)
Cultivating BSFL for feed (http://www.diyaquaponics.com/forum/showthread.php?1123-cultivating-BSFL-for-feed/page2)

sanford
09-23-2011, 04:42 PM
wow great bsf house!!!!! thanks guys. also, anyone familiar with the company florida tilapia in dunnellon florida?

mark