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PostPosted: Mar 23rd, '19, 03:47 
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Hi Folks,

We fired up our system October 2018, it is located in a green house that gets no colder than 55 F. The plants tomatoes, peas, green beans, radishes that we planted at that time really took off. Lettuce in two DWR did well also. We are currently have the 2 DWR and 6 grow beds in production. Then our 2 tomato plants started looking odd. On doing some research on this site I think that we do not have enough fish in our system to provide the right food mix for the tomato plants.

We have a 1,400 gallon fish tank and a sump under the grow beds that holds around 300 gallons. We have 55 hybrid blue gill that are about 4-5" long. I wanted to start slow and was planning on adding 50 crappie to the mix this spring.

Iron 2.52 PH 6.7 AM., Nitrates and Nitrites are fine.

1.) Am I correct that I need more fish?

2.) Can I add tilapia to the blue gill, crappie mix?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Are you getting some particular deficiency in the tomato plants? Got a picture? What's the volume of your growbeds?

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Unless you can find a rare source of already pellet trained crappie they will nearly all die most likely, unless you plan on feeding them a live diet that is :)

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The grow beds are 50 gallon, I'll get a picture of the tomato plants tonight.


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The plants went for perfectly to this in about 2 weeks.


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