Only in the interest of good understanding, I will mention that a lot of Texas country folks think of small, dug stock ponds as Tanks. I know Brazoria county well and am impressed by all the salt water fish, etc. being raised to the South of your area.. Glen
I'm planning to get a tank dug, and want to stock it, but have to figure out how to keep the stocked fish from disappearing downstream if the water level rises too high. I need the banks low enough to catch runoff.
.....................They are raising shrimp in large open air ponds around pecos , tx I believe . Lots of oil\gas wells produce salt water so the ocean is always under our homesteads at some depth . , fordy
It's in Imperial Texas that they raise the shrimp. It's on my way to Odessa and I always try to catch the shrimp store open. Huge shrimp! I'm definately thinking about doing something like that on a small scale at my place. My understanding is that they are using the brackish water from the oilfield(after all the lousy saltwater injection wells from the oilfield....any water from the ground here is brackish) to raise them in.
There is a group on Yahoo called Barrelponics. Go to Yahoo and search for groups. I don't have a link for it right off. They grow talipia, in tanks then pump some of the water into another tank and it empties into a grow bed for vegetables.
Saw one in person, DD and I are thinking about setting one up here.
We have land on the Red River in Lamar County and last summer a man dug 2 large pools to raise catfish in near our land. Since there was no rain last year they didn't get filled up until this year when we had inches everyday for 2 months. I don't know if he has fish yet or not, but he probably does. Are talipia fresh or salt water fish?
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