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   Cycling Put away your Schwinn or your Trek. You won’t need them for this article. We’re talking about water cycling, and this one’s important, so get a good cup of coffee and let’s get cracking.    If you’ve been reading this series on home aquaculture, you’ll remember that last week we talked about the fact that fish can’t escape their watery homes. They breathe the same water that they poop and pee in. Nasty right? Well, we need to talk about that. Because this is the essence of fish keeping. This right here is what will make you succeed...

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Fish live in water. That seems a truly oversimplified statement. We all know it. Its utterly obvious. But when you think about the repercussions of it, you realize that keeping fish and other aquatic organisms is fundamentally different than say, raising chickens or keeping a cat. Let me explain:   Fish live in water. They cannot escape from your tank or pond and survive. They are confined. That means the water they live in provides them with everything they do. They breathe it and pull oxygen out from it. They drink it. They swim in it. They mate in it....

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Heres the video of my breeding system, keep it simple. Hope you enjoy the blog and information  This is a quick 2 part guide to breeding and raising craylings Australian Red Claw Crayfish. I know there's a lot of way to achieve this but this is what works for me.  A Little backstory, I produce around 500,000 Red Claws craylings per year based on the formula of 10 eggs per gram of body weight per female. All of this is done at my farm in Florida and my building is only 1,400SF with an additional 4000 gallon growout system.  Water...

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 The price of food is rising. We all feel it. Every trip to the store seems to bring us less and less for the same amount of money. We may not like it, but let's face it, we've gotten used to it. But that that's not the only price that is rising. So is the price we pay for the methods used to produce the food that graces our grocery store shelves.    Our food looks nice: fresh and wholesome. When you walk into a grocery everything looks like it was just picked that morning, and it looks delicious. But...

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I'm so happy to have the new website up and going. We have a weekly series already written for beginners on water quality and system design, it will go live next week. We will be adding a bunch of new products in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.   Feedback is always welcome on the new site.    

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