Category Archive: Tilapia

Survival Farms and Gardens in the 21st Century

Survival Farms and Gardens in the 21st Century – 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 …

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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 most used in aquaponics. Tilapia 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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Urban Deserts in 2017

Urban Deserts in 2017 – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The Food Access Research Atlas – USDA About 23.5 million people live in food deserts in the United States.  2.3 million people (2.2% of all US households) live in low-income, rural areas more than 10 miles from a grocery store. Growing food in city areas: Eliminates the cost …

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Basic Grow Tables Sizes for an Aquaponics System

Basic Grow Tables Sizes for an Aquaponics System – By Colle and Phyllis Davis READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE.                         This installation includes the grow tray(s), fish tank(s) and other items necessary for your system to operate at its peak performance. The acceptable ratios …

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Growing Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics  – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Here are the main parameters that need to be addressed when considering raising fruit trees with aquaponics:   Pollination. Bees do not do well at all inside buildings. Hand pollination is time consuming and expensive. Which fruit(s) should you raise? What …

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Deep Fried Beer Batter Tilapia Recipe

Deep Fried Beer Batter Tilapia Recipe from Phyllis Davis’ Cookbook, 10 Tantalizing Tilapia Recipes to Titillate Your Tastebuds© Ingredients: 8 to 10 Tilapia Fillets (4 to 6 ounces each) cut into 2 inch strips 8 Tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed juice works better than concentrate) ½  Cup chopped parsley 6 Tablespoons olive oil …

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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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Local Pesticide-Free Vegetables

Locally Grown, Pesticide-Free Vegetables – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Ready to harvest Tilapia (11″ – 1.25 pounds) in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. See how clear the water is in the fish tanks? That’s because of our CAD pump that removes the fish waste from the fish tanks TWICE per day (much like flushing …

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Duckweed – The Food of the Future

Portable Farms

Duckweed  – The Food of the Future – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Duckweed MAY be the food of the future. There is no doubt about that. Grown under ideal conditions, duckweed ranges between 25% and 45% protein and doubles its growth every 36 hours, and OUR TILAPIA love to eat it. We do not …

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Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same!

Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the Same Thing! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same! The main difference is that aquaculture farms fish and aquaponics farms fish AND uses the water as nutrients from the fish waste to use grow healthy vegetables. Aquaculture is about the farming of fish …

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