Aquaponics – first harvest of fish (Tilapia)

It’s getting close to two years since we had our first batch of fish in the aquaponics tank. But we never harvested any fish mainly because kids weren’t too favorable to this idea, although I always wanted to complete the farming cycle 🙂 

Over the last few days we had been working on cleaning and rearranging the tanks and growbeds, which I can summarize in one word as “messy” 🙂 Some of the older fish have grown really big and tanks are now over crowded. Unless we start harvesting now, we will soon be losing fish due to water quality issues. Infact, I lost a two year old karimeen (pearlspot) a few weeks ago.

Tilapia harvested from Aquaponics

So today we harvested one tilapia from the first batch. It weighs just over 1 KG (2 lb). I am not telling the kids where this fish came from for a few days 😉 
We bought the first batch of teeny-weeny fingerlings from a hatchery in early 2015.

With this harvest, although it took a little too long, the Aquaponics farming cycle is now complete 🙂

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