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PostPosted: Sep 8th, '14, 01:16 
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Thanks in advance for any advice I can get as I attempt to combine 2 of my hobbies...

Beginning questions:

1. Is there a surface area ratio of water to planting media that should be maintained?
2. I am located in San Diego, CA. Do tilapia grow well all year long? Do I need to be careful about water temperatures?


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PostPosted: Sep 12th, '14, 09:58 
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Jeff,

I'll help you with #2.

My tilapia lasted most the way through January last year before they could no longer take the cold. I got a late stat with them so I was never able to harvest prior to them basically freezing to death. This year I got them right away and most of them are ready to harvest.

Unless you plan to heat your water, (which I decided against) you will not be able to keep them year round in San Diego.


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Regarding your ratio question... [url=http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5023READ THIS.[/url]

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How's that system coming along, Jeff?


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