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My little system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff S Sep 5. 2 Replies

I brought home my 75 gal aquarium for the system yesterday, I have a 50 gal tote for reservoir, and working on the  3' X8' growbed. I have a lot of other stuff to do but hope to have it together in…Continue

Own it or good lease !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yaacov Levi Jul 9. 1 Reply

Well, better now then later. The property owner doesnt want a hoop house here.So my plans are in stasis. Until I find another.Meanwhile I am going to clear my present tanks, and just store them in…Continue

 

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Yaacov Levi replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Its doable, but, I think growth will be through small operations filling niches. We have seen enough total failures of mega operations, I saw one too up close in Central America in the 60s which it turned out was a land grab with no intention of a…"
Nov 5
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Gravity works."
Oct 18
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"I didnt mention the Bell Siphons but they will be in use. I will have a timer too, 15 mins on, 45 off. It will have lots of fine tuning during the run-in period. "
Oct 17
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Yours is a model for others to emulate, we barely missed a frost last night, 33 now, but it soon will be. We are moving shortly so our project gets moved right at its beginning. A major upgrade is a 265 gal IBC, with a 150 gal sump, and two 4'…"
Oct 16
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"I have to agree with Jeff, its sure neat. "
Oct 16
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"The sump tank is a simple safety for your fish tank, to prevent it from going dry. Also adding more water to your system helps the stability of the water.  Its also the best place to make water adjustments."
Oct 15
Jeff S replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion My little system
"Congratulations Yaacov. Will the beds be flood and drain? What type of media (if any) will you use? As for lighting I wouldn't worry too much about LEDs initially due to the cost. Florescent fixtures will work fine until you better understand…"
Sep 5
Yaacov Levi replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion My little system
"Thats tilted, not titled !!  Aargh !"
Sep 2
Yaacov Levi posted a discussion

My little system

I brought home my 75 gal aquarium for the system yesterday, I have a 50 gal tote for reservoir, and working on the  3' X8' growbed. I have a lot of other stuff to do but hope to have it together in a  month. I may order the tilapia in  few weeks, have other free tank space. I also have one Led light, on a 50 gal tank right now but bought it for the system, will be getting others for the grow bed.  The grow bed will be 15" deep, and titled towards the reservoir and drain into it. The 75 is…See More
Sep 2
Yaacov Levi commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Ditto on the insulation, styrofoam boards/panels around both would be money saved, a  couple 4 X 8 4"panels would  cost very little, under $20 I am sure."
Aug 25
Yaacov Levi commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"I would heat both the tank and the sump, if not the unheated one will pull down the heated one."
Aug 25
Yaacov Levi replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"I think that there are a great number of niche places to fill that can be filled by local growers, they can take advantage of many local opportunities  unknown to out of the area sources. Finding them, and meeting the demand is the core…"
Aug 23
Yaacov Levi replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"We can agree to disagree. I believe there are many niches for single operators to fill. It will be interesting to revisit this in six  months, and a year or so."
Aug 23
Yaacov Levi replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"It can be revived, there were a lot interested, and then didnt do anything, a lot of others are in process. For us its first a inhome system and then a larger IBC one in a hoop house. Jake"
Aug 22
Yaacov Levi commented on TCLynx's group Produce Marketing
"Something I havent seen mentioned is getting organic certified, not hard, and almost doubles your prices on everything. I m looking into it, I am in northern MI and have two locally owned groceries I will contact. Both have organic sections for…"
Jul 12
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Produce Marketing

The truth is you don't make any money growing vegetables.  To make money  you have to sell the vegetables.  At least 80% of a commercial aquaponic farm business has basically nothing to do with aquaponics.  So instead of talking about commercial aquaponics, I want this group to be about selling produce.See More
Jul 12

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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
Built semi commercial systems in Israel, did a grad project UOS mid 70s on closed system intensive culture of Tilapia using Water Hyacinth in grow out tanks. Now planning several home systems for move to upstate NY.
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life long farmer, archer, bowyer and deer hunter, grew up on dairy farm, long time interest in endangered minor breeds of livestock and fish species in trouble.

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At 8:41am on June 23, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
I wish you the best of luck in your new venture!
At 5:59am on June 23, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Sounds like you are doing some great things in aquaponics, Yaacov. I'm really looking forward to learning more about them. I'd like to invite you to write a blog post or two telling the group about your projects. Thanks
At 7:12am on June 22, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Yaacov,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to join in. Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!

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