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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.



Almost ready!




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:



Mr. and Mrs. Meow as well as Mini didn't mind giving up their humongous-super-mega-giant litter box.