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    My friend and I are planning on trying our hand at raising some Tilapia outside in a large livestock tank this summer.

    What the goal is, to have fingerling talapia in the water BUT to also have floating flats on the top of the water for growing veggies. The veggie roots will hang down in the water to absorb the nutrients from the fish waste so hopefully we will have a natural biological filtration going on. Big project, huh! LOL

    My neighbor has an unused, about 8 foot across round greenish tank and I am guessing about 4 feet deep, she said I can bring home to use. So that is the first step, getting the thing across the street to my place. I think John and I can flip it over on to the top of his car and bring it over like that. Hopefully this will work - if not we will need to hook Alta's flat trailer used for hauling hay, up to his car used for hauling a boat. LOL

    We have lots to get done so he had better get on the ball! I plan on using vermiculite as a soil substitute and plastic pots with Styrofoam supports for flotation for the veggies. I have lots of duckweed to flip out into this farming endeavor from the original duckweed from Pete. I get more than my fish can eat so lots gets netted and tossed out. Now, even that will not go to waste.

    I am excited about trying this and I am, in my true nature getting impatient to get the tank over here and get with the program.

    Has anyone tried raising talapia in a tub or tank, indoors or out?

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