After two months… Raising tilapia in a drum – Philippines

Well look at our tilapia, they’re bigger now. Click pics to view larger image. at 4 inches now After 2 months, they looked good.  Pic below is of two tilapia, was trying to get a better shot with the other one that’s why there’s 2 pics more. the models, posing time… 😀 The next thing that we are going to… (more…)

Pechay (Chinese cabbage) harvest

Well time to harvest these greens :). Pechay Aren’t they beautiful?  Our pechay as what we call here (or chinese cabbage), are ready for harvest.  I had them planted in soil, from aquaponics to soil planting.  Pots I’ve used are recycled, most of them at plastic bottles (1.5 liter bottle of soda). I had a little farmer who helped me… (more…)

From indoor to outdoor

We’ve moved the tilapia-in-a-drum from indoor to outdoor. We’ve noticed from our test, the small container with fingerlings that was placed on the roof grew much faster. So we decided to move the drum outside, beside our fence. Same set-up, aquaponics. It has been more than a week now, and we’ve noticed faster growth.  Could be because they get more… (more…)

New pic

This pic was taken before moving them from indoor to outdoor.

My Veggies…

So after a month of aquaponics… here are my veggies. Cauliflower – aquaponics Chinese cabbage – aquaponics Our lettuce did not made it, I don’t know why, after they have grown they died, so we’re planting again, there are a few with small leaves now, they will be transplanted to a pot with soil, like what we did with the… (more…)

After one month… Tilapia in a drum – Philippines

We can say, our tilapia fingerlings our doing well after one month. Some fingerlings died due to ammonia toxicity as I’ve mentioned in my previous post.  We’ve been doing some changes in the pump, the aquaponics set-up, the changing of water, and fish food.  So far so good now. Below are two pics we’ve taken to show how “big” they… (more…)

Tilapia in a Drum

We’ve finally able to acquire a huge drum for our tilapia fingerlings. New set-up with our aquaponics now. Cauliflower leaves are now showing, we noticed they grow fast with the aquaponics system, and so does the onions. The chinese cabbage are transplanted in pep bottles, not using aquaponics/hydroponics now, but the water we used to water them came from the… (more…)

Newly acquired tilapia fingerlings

Finally we were able to acquire fingerlings, 600+ pieces of tilapia fingerlings.

Aquaponics set-up

Progress in our tilapia backyard farming – aquaponics project The video below is part two of our project.  Now there are some vegetables planted in the aquaponics set-up. Third week of the tilapia fingerlings now, we were hoping we can get more fingerlings, but still its hard to find, and going to Laurel Batangas to buy fingerlings is not that… (more…)

Tilapia Backyard Farming and Aquaponics

This is our first venture into tilapia backyard farming with aquaponics set-up. What can we get from this kind?  Well this isn’t just a hobby, this can provide food and if it becomes successful can be a source of income too. Searching for where to buy fingerlings here in Cavite, we found about two of them advertising in sulit.com.  Just… (more…)