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Old 10-04-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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How do I grow oysters in a tank, what equipment do I need? I want to make oysters(edible) so I can attempt to sell them to a local sea food shop. I really want to know how to do this but I don't know where to go >_<
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You need to contact the US Dept. of Agriculture and I am sure you will be required to apply for various licenses in terms of aquaculture and health restrictions. This is not something to be considered a "fly by night" business as it is quite involved and in order to be successful requires a great deal of money, time, and space...just my opinion
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Suppose I wanted to do for fun and not sell it. What would I do?
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:12 AM   #4
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http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/OysterHa...Techniques.pdf

Pretty sure they wouldn't do well in small tanks. There are a lot of commercial oyster beds around my area, and it seems like if they were easy to raise in tanks, folks would be doing that instead raising them in the wild. Just my opinion, though...
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I agree, it would take quite a bit of space in order to see a decent return on your investment. "Just for fun"?.....hmmmm, seems like that would be just as fun as watching an oak grow......
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:23 AM   #6
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Hey! watching an oak grow is fun! its almost as entertaining as watching paint dry!

anyways, you would need a large tank. and excellent filtrtion. and excellent lighting. it wouldnt be cheap, eaither.
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dont oysters eventually have pearls in them?
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yeah, if you wanted to wait for OVER A HUNDRED YEARS!
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well it would be a good investment to pass down to your great great grandchildren lol
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A pearl is nothing more than a piece of sand or other irritant that is in the oyster. They will cover the irritant with (can't remember what it's called) and keep adding layers.
I think oysters live deeper and in cooler water as well....I THINK....
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