We have moved again - now at St Kilda. You can contact us on 0411 105 365. We are in the process of setting up hydroponic and aquaculture displays.

Monday 0930 to 1730
Friday 0930 to 1730
Saturday 0930 to 1230

We are available for consultation and site visits at these times- other times by appointment by email (robin@soladome.com.au)

After 35 years at 44 Chapel Street it was time for a change to a web based operation and to offer guidance based on many years of practical experience.



What about using my dam to grow yabbies ?

Good idea - as a general rule you will need to stock the dam at the beginning of the season with ten juvenile yabbies per square meter. At the end of the season you should be able to harvest three yabbies per square meter.

The average size might be 75 grams. Farm gate prices are about $ 12.00 per kilogram so you will gross (3 x 0.075 x 12)= $ 2.70 per square meter of dam. You will need 55,555 square meters of dam to get your $ 150,000 gross per year - that is 5.55 hectares of ponds. ( you will also need 555,000 yabbies at the start of the season.

Five hectares of yabby ponds will attract the native herons and cormorants - don't forget that these birds are protected - no shooting - so you might need to look at some protective netting to stop your yabbies being taken. (There are also a lot of walking upright two legged predators so you may need a good dog and electric fence)