going to build version 3.0(3rd attempt lol) soon and although my 2nd setup is going decent and I see relative crab growth and moulting, I still need to tweak a few stuff like DIY skimmers and algae scrubbers for both ammonia and phosphate. Im also still looking for a cheap labor guy here since I fired the first one and the 2nd one was a complete drunk but ok worker and just left so now I need to find another guy to oversee and maintain everything while I work on looking for suppliers for running the commercial scale system Im planning e.g. 500 to 2000 heads of crab with 2k modules for each cycle just to start
Im going to some province up north for some rigorous hands on training on crab hatchery and grow out so that I can build a somewhat incomplete but reliable supply chain, setting up a hatchery company so that the crab farming grow out and soft shell company can purchase crablets and juvis there. I plan to specialize mainly in crustaceans and probably some mollusk since I find fish boring and besides crustaceans fetch a better price. Plan is to proceed to shrimp then finally to either lobster(if its culture is feasible) abalone seems easy but takes over a year so not sure about that one.
Recirculating aquaculture is very tricky and somewhat expensive to do if you don't know what youre doing, that's why my main focus is to DIY every damn thing if possible - the options for automation are so vast and expansive that its easy to burn money and eventually give up. The training broodwar and poker has helped so much in being so obsessed about learning this thing and coming up with the best build order I can use haha. I still have years of learning to do but for now I feel I can start small and test the markets and everything else related to the business aspect of the seafood business.
Crabs are honestly very sick creatures, they will eat their own kind at the drop of a hat (since birth). I stopped eating crabs after starting this whole journey of crab culture lol. I even think Crabs fighting could be a good underground betting sport like cockfighting since they will kill each other just for territory alone. Soft shell crabs are yummy though, but yeah I don't trust these fuckers one bit. Soon LP, soon.
Anyone into it? 50% of the worlds fish are already from farms. Fact. Been to malaysia 2 months ago for some training and i might go to vietnam this summer also. Its good to be this obssessed about learning something which i can make money out of in the long term without worry of trends making it dated etc. Its food and basically healthier than factory meat and poultry. Fish farms can be organic and factory based at the same time unlike food inc bullshit.