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.
Soon I will post a video of the finished greenhouse. This is just the first part of it.
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!
Check this out: http://www.fishfarming.com/duckweed.html
Mr. and Mrs. Meow as well as Mini didn't mind giving up their humongous-super-mega-giant litter box.