fish in a stock tank? (for food)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by itsasmallfarm, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello everyone today i present to you a very weird topic.

    i came across multiple stores of raising fish in stock tanks over the months, some aquaponics while others being mini fish farms. i know you need a small filter, an air pump (what ever you call those things that pump air into the water) and changing the water every day. but as i live in a very hilly area and my RM says no ponds. i was thinking what if i raised fish in a barrel/stock tank (i need to raise trout as its the only legal fish i can raise) anyone else every done this or tried? any thoughts or tips would be helpful.

    thanks a smallfarm out :)
     
  2. balloonflower

    balloonflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a store not far from me called the Aquaponic Source. I would truly love one of their systems, and I'm sure they would have the supplies you'd need. But, their website also has blogs and I believe a community site where you might find some answers for your questions, which is more the reason I mention it. Their warehouse is a very fun tour.
     
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  3. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would love to run an aquaponic system but i go away for the summer, if there was a way to automate it i would :)
     
  4. balloonflower

    balloonflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I would imagine they could also answer questions about just fish--sometimes you run them alone until levels are correct.
     

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