Tilapia pond resources

Misc Pond Design Notes:

  • Pond systems that yield the highest fish production only replace water lost through evaporation and seepage. Water flow generally reduces the production of pond systems in the tropics.[1]
  • Provide drainage around the dike so pond does not collect run-off water from the surrounding watershed.
  • The water overflow pipe is used only in emergencies. Water should NOT flow out of the ponds on a daily basis. During heavy rains the overflow pipe takes excess rainwater and run-off water out of the pond. If you install the overflow pipe with the intake underwater as shown, this will prevent the screen from clogging with debris that may be floating on the pond surface.


  1. http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/AD15.pdf
  2. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu/DatabaseRoot/pdf/280FS.PDF
  3. http://tilapiafarmingathome.com
  4. http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/AC736E/AC736E02.htm

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