A DREAM COME TRUE!
Tilapia Vita Farms became a reality on October, 2010.
It is, however, a work in progress. Disassembling and moving the Orlando facility has proven to be more time consuming than I first thought.
Some where out there, outside of my wife's "don't even think about thinking about it" zone...
North of this crazy kamikaze rooster's territory...
A bit to the east of the local fish-loving wildlife I found...
The perfect spot! No trees were cut, these are just pieces of a dead tree we had to remove.
This "cold-frame" is the same width as the one in Orlando, just a bit shorter in length.
"Just a bit" of ground leveling was required.
Even under construction, the show had to go on!
Now we're getting somewhere!
Here's my first video!
Just a spur-of-the-moment video I shot when I noticed 4 Blue females carrying eggs in one tank.
It's been a while since I used a video camera so it's not quite my best.
The saga continues!
On Nov, 2013 I finally finished moving the Orlando greenhouse to Brooksville.
The hatchery is now 88 ft. long by 24 ft. wide.
A little more ground leveling
And A LOT of fill dirt!
Now the rest of the story.
Kim's new and improved "Lilli pad"
I call it her "Playpen"
But wait! who's playpen is that in the background?
Here is how that went:
I wanted a humongous-super-mega-giant "liver" to process all the fish waste.
A LOT more leveling!
That's Mrs. Meow and her son Mini-meow.
If you look carefully you will spot Mr. Meow!
Enough to totally clean the water biologically plus feed the fish!
Mr. and Mrs. Meow as well as Mini didn't mind giving up their humongous-super-mega-giant litter box.