How many tilapia can you fit in an tank?

How many tilapia can you fit in an tank?

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San Antonio, TX

#1 Jan 30, 2012
Hello, I am thinking of starting my own aquaponics system but I have questions about a few things. What size tank would be good to feed a family of 4 with the tilapia? And how many tilapia should I start out with? How many tilapia can fit in that size tank total?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Colton Montejunas

Fort Myers, FL

#2 Apr 5, 2012
Those are good questions! The main thing you may want to keep in mind is the stocking density for tilapia is usually around 1/2 to 1 pound per gallon. The other factor to keep in mind is the type of filtration you will use. If you are seriously considering this i would take a look at they have awesome systems to start up with and they can work out the little details!

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