Not a bad price for fresh fish. We didn't know this thing was going to work. You could easily raise fish at home with an integrated aquaponic system, and eat fresh fish whenever you want at home.
The two half-drums are utilized most effectively if they are alternated so that the worm population is allowed to build up in one, while the second supplies the fish food. Many homesteaders and preppers are taking this to a whole new level. Some of the fish recognized the worms as food immediately, and within a week the water literally boiled when the worms were thrown in. Use marine sealant to ensure it is water tight and let sit for 24 hours before adding any water.
As we don't have backgrounds in biochemistry, we are not in a position to make any statements concerning the nutritive value, qualitative or quantitative, of earthworms.
Your location, water type, and average temperature will dictate what type of species you should focus on. When water temperatures are right, the fish will feed so enthusiastically that they may leap completely out of the barrel.
An insect lamp over an opening in the cover of the fry tank permits the small fish to eat at night while ridding the garden of night-flying pests. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. One of the drums will serve as a tank for the fish, oxygen being supplied by the air pump; and the second drum should be cut in half to provide two bins for the worms. I Find the set up cheap enough under 70 bucks and by using the my tablescraps and my own earthworms the upkeep cost is next to nothing!
We have all caught a fish just too small to keep.
A veggie fish farm can be easily built with an aquaponic system, that you could use to grow vegetables and raise fish at the same time in the same space. They are growing plants on top of these fish filled containers.
I might have to give this a go sometime. Because the oxygen requirements of fish are quite high, the faster the circulation of the water, the faster the growth of the fish. You will also have to transfer out the water daily, I use a garden hose attached to the tap assembly that runs into my garden, and it does a phenomenal job feeding my plants as it is very rich in nutrients.
March 17, 2015 at 10: Pete says: