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OK, so I have a few questions. I have yet to set up a system. iI think i know what system I want to set up in my back yard, but I could Use some help. As this will be my first attempt, so i may not fully understand what is what as of yet.
I'm thinking about setting up a simple IBC system.
- How to i Select a pump?
- Heating? could i run a copper pipe from my hot water heater? Continuous closed loop? Coiled in tank? 
- what crops should i grow?
- What would be a good fish to use in Santee/ lakeside area?
- where could i get edible fish that will grow fast and taste good?
- Do i need a permit for tilapia if i am non-commercial? 
- Where could i get some tilapia?
- would bluegill be a good fish?
- how do i run pluming???? <--- BIGGEST QUESTION FOR ME!
I think this is it for now. Any help will go a long way, thank you.biggrin.gif

 

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Why not? Your plan sounds fine.

Chicks dig aquaponics? I try to keep my chickens out of my growbeds.....


Rob Nash said:

Welcome to the Aquaponic Journey! ...you need to read the book first.. at least the "AP Rules of Thumb" listed on this site. it will answer all the questions you asked..
or search those questions and find where they were answered for someone else.
remember... Chicks dig aquaponics!

Actually, aquaponic systems just help you get the cool girls. The shallow ones are turned off by the bugs and the redworms ;)

Rob Nash said:

Welcome to the Aquaponic Journey! ...you need to read the book first.. at least the "AP Rules of Thumb" listed on this site. it will answer all the questions you asked..
or search those questions and find where they were answered for someone else.
remember... Chicks dig aquaponics!

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