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2011 Florida Aquapons Spring Tour

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2011 Florida Aquapons Spring Tour

Time: March 5, 2011 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Winter Park, Mount Dora, Inverness and Brooksville
Phone: 352-201-6605
Event Type: tour, of, several, established, aquaponics, systems
Organized By: M Cosmo
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2011

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Here is a map link of the tour.


We are going to start at Sahibs at 8:30 am.

3586 Aloma Ave. Sute 3 Winter Park Florida 32792


 TCLynx at
7201 Scott Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-7159


Michael Cosmo
3941 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. Inverness FL 34452


Green Acer Organics 
26452 Richbarn Rd. Brooksville FL. 34601-5447


Sahib 8:30 - 9:30
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TCLynx 10:15 - 11:30

Travel to next stop (1:15)

Cosmo - 12:45 - 2:45 Luch
Travel to next stop (34)

Gina & Tonya - 3:30 - 5:00 


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Comment by TCLynx on March 6, 2011 at 2:40pm

1-The liner I used for my cattle panel mesh tank is just EPDM firestone pondguard pond liner I got from just liners plus.  Kinda tricky to fold into a round tank nicely though.


2-?uh which raised bed do you mean?  The gravel grow beds get water from the fish tank generally and the system was originally filled with well water and gets topped up with well water when there isn't much rain.  The dirt raised garden beds are getting drip irrigation from the well.


3-Do you not compost the manure before using it?  Rabbit pellets I know won't burn plants in the garden but it may still be risky to use them direct without composting or aging as far as the pathogen side of things go.  Any manure from warm blooded animals that can pass pathogens to us should be composted before use in the garden.  Or at least aged a certain amount of time before anything should be harvested from a field that had fresh manure spread on it (generally at least 6 months I believe.)


The reason we don't want fresh warm blooded manure in our aquaponics systems is that there is no "composting" phase there.  The water mixes everything so there is no way to keep the plants from being touched by whatever is in the water.

Comment by Walter Bernie Kerr on March 6, 2011 at 1:39pm

TCLynx, I tried to post on the florida group and it put up a note to (Join) when I attempted to post, clicked on the note and nothing happens, can't join.

Here are a couple of questions:

1. Where did you get the liner for your round tank with the cattle grate support?

2. What water were you putting on your raised bed?

3. Understood you to say we should not use water that had warm blooded waste in it, yet we use rabbit pellets, bat quano, horse, cow , etc manure. What is the difference?

TIA, bernie

Comment by TCLynx on March 5, 2011 at 6:34pm

Bernie, are you a member of the Florida group?

Florida Aquaponics

you probably need to join the group and then you should be able to post.


Comment by Walter Bernie Kerr on March 5, 2011 at 5:19pm

TCLynx, I can not seem to post to your new spot. Would someone else try it please!  bernie

Comment by TCLynx on March 5, 2011 at 5:13pm

Ok here is a link to the new thread so that people can post without worry that it will vanish tomorrow.

Post spring tour discussion.

Comment by TCLynx on March 5, 2011 at 5:08pm

I'm gonna go start a discussion about this one where people can post pictures and questions/comments as the events vanish after the date passes.  So give me a few minutes and I'll come back a post the link to the new thread here.


Comment by Walter Bernie Kerr on March 5, 2011 at 4:26pm

Thanks guys for putting the tour together. It was my first exposure other than Epcot and was impressed that this hobby can consume you. I am going to lay low for a while and see some of the developments that are adapting to florida. Looked at a rabbit ranch after leaving TCLynx's and am going to get a couple of breeding rabbits soon, I have the hutches constructed.


Comment by Forbes Morden on March 5, 2011 at 2:33pm

I have been thinking of you all today and I hope eveyone enjoys the trip. all is good and I will be setting up a sysyem when I get the homestead that I am looking for. I am after 5 - 10 acres within 40 minutes of Orlando - with a water feature.

God Bless all Forbes

Comment by B. Pearcy on March 5, 2011 at 5:42am
Is the first location an insurance company?
Comment by Izzy on March 4, 2011 at 6:51pm
Thank you for organizing this Cosmo.  I should have mentioned this earlier...  Unfortunately, I can only make the first 2 stops.  See you all tomorrow!

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