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Aquaponics 101: Home System Build Out

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Aquaponics 101: Home System Build Out

Time: January 14, 2012 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: The Plant
Street: 1400 W 46th St
City/Town: Chicago, IL
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Phone: 312-476-9228
Event Type: training, class
Organized By: Brian Watkins
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2012

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Event Description

A 6 hour training class introducing participants how to source, construct, and operate their own home aquaponic units.
Topics Covered:

History of Urban Agriculture:

  • Brief overview of early civilizations and their aquaponic systems
  • Introduction of the key players in commercial and home aquaponics
  • What can I grow in my system? How much can I grow?

Biological Loop

  • Water Dynamics and Tilapia Biology
  • Bacteria Growth and Trace Mineralization
  • Plant Growth Cycles, Nutrient Uptake, and Lighting Dynamics

Construction Demonstration

  • Parts List and Construction Manual
  • Cutting Techniques and Assembly Demonstration
  • Pumps and Aeration

System Start-Up & Maintenance

  • Adding fish, adding plants, 'cycling' bacteria
  • Nutrient deficiencies and troubleshooting
  • Removing roots, replanting, fish harvesting
  • Trouble shooting common problems

Price includes lunch and all the information covered in the seminar.

PRICE: $400.00

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