Category Archive: Freshwater Fish

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis “Can we use goldfish or crayfish or something besides tilapia in our backyard aquaponics system?” This is a frequently asked question and prompted a conversation with a new ‘aquaponist’ at my local Home Depot store which has prompted me to make a list of the …

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TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics

TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish we recommend for aquaponics. They prefer a water temperature in the low 80° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty …

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics

Portable Farms

The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics Grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is concerning the fish that we use in Portable Farms®, “Why Tilapia?’” In the US, please check with your local Fish and Wildlife Department in your State and see if …

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NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’

NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’ – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Each time we are asked, “Does aquaponic’s food ‘tastes fishy?’” we are tempted to say, “Do the vegetables you buy at the supermarket, or at the farmers market taste like cow manure?” Here’s how Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems utilize fish waste to …

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Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray! by Colle and Phyllis Davis   We’ve done all the work for you! All you need to do plant some seeds and harvest fresh healthy food – FOREVER. A 5′ x 40′ Grow Tray to feed EIGHT people FOREVER (and forever means just that: ALWAYS.) Enroll …

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It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – Omega 3

It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What does omega-3 do for you? As it turns out, not very much. As a matter of fact it is not the omega 3 that is the health factor that it has been touted, it is eating more fish that achieved the …

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Baked & Crunchy Tilapia Recipe

Easy Baked & Crunchy Tilapia from Phyllis Davis’ Tilapia Cookbook, Ten Tantalizing Tilapia Recipes to Titillate Your Taste Buds©   This is a super easy and healthy fish dish that is only ‘drizzled’ with olive oil and baked for 17 minutes. What could be easier? You can serve it with a quick cabbage salad and …

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Processing Fish – From Tank to Table

Portable Farms

Processing Fish – From Tank to Table – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics is an up-close and personal experience with the cycle of life – from seed to salad and from fish fry to fried fish. With aquaponics, there is no escaping the hard facts of growing and eating what you kill. However, in …

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Survival Farms and Gardens

Survival Farms and Gardens – by Colle and Phyllis Davis For most people, having a built-in cushion of almost anything provides a really great feeling of comfort. The topic of ‘food security’ for families is in the news today especially in cold climates where fresh food must be imported up to eight months per year …

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The Aquaponist’s Daily Prayer: “PRAY FOR POOP”

The Aquaponist’s Daily Prayer: “PRAY FOR POOP” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Portable Farms is proud to show you Before and After Photos highlighting the 40-day progress of our newly constructed PFAS LLC’S Experimental and Research Center in San Diego, California, that was completed and planted on May 28. Because of improvements in our …

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