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best fish for foothills?/ tank insulation / winter humidity concerns

Started by Evergreen_AP. Last reply by LogicalHydro Dec 26, 2015. 6 Replies

sorry to pile all of these questions into one discussion, but it seems responses on this site and especially bigtent have tapered off a bit.just got our greenhouse up and system cycling.  greenhouse…Continue

Hobby Greenhouse Aquaponics Systems

Started by Matt Kobal. Last reply by Evergreen_AP Nov 3, 2015. 3 Replies

Anyone on the front range doing a hobby system in a greenhouse year round? I am looking for ideas to control humidity, especially on the cold winter days when I can not open things up. The…Continue

Where to get 6" PVC on the Front Range.

Started by Wade Kaple Feb 20, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm building my first system, and am having difficulty sourcing the 6" PVC pipe for media guards.  Is there someplace that carries it in stock and sells retail?  Thanks.Continue

Dissolved Oxygen/Tank Loading

Started by Phil Slaton Jul 2, 2014. 0 Replies

One of the most important items to consider is Dissolved Oxygen and Tank Loading in your fish tank :-) Especially at higher elevations.   You overload a tank’s dissolved oxygen supply and you will…Continue

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Comment by Tawnya Sawyer on January 28, 2011 at 7:49am

Hi Linda-

You are more than welcome to come by the GrowHaus at 47th and York while you are in Denver and check out the three different systems we have their. If you would like some pictures prior to your visit please check us out on

Comment by Linda McCargar on January 27, 2011 at 10:14pm

We are going to be up in the Denver area in the Beginning of April, we were hoping to visit some working AP systems. Is anyone open to sharing what they have going??  We live down in the Durango area, and don't have anyone here locally that is currently doing a AP system. We have a farm, and I would really like to have this become a major part of our farming project.


Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 4, 2010 at 4:44pm
Awesome, Tawnya. Thanks!
Comment by Tawnya Sawyer on December 4, 2010 at 9:09am
I'll send them the request and let you know what they say.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 4, 2010 at 6:38am
I'm thinking we will have better luck getting folks involve if it is on a weekend. Would you be up for checking with the Westenhavers on their willingness to do this, and see what Saturdays in January work might for them? Then we can broadcast a message out to see who is interested and what days work best. I'm excited!
Comment by Tawnya Sawyer on December 3, 2010 at 3:23pm
You're right. We both have pretty packed January schedules, but could possibly make a weekend or monday work throughout the month. Otherwise Feb is a little more open for us. Let's see what other's have to say about wanting to go and obviously we will have to find out what is good for the Westenhavers.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 3, 2010 at 3:11pm
thanks, Tawnya! I these were probably the folks you were talking about. I'm wondering if Dec. might be too ambitious given the holidays. How about January?
Comment by Tawnya Sawyer on December 3, 2010 at 3:09pm
We visited them in May and there facility and UVI style systems are WONDERFUL. We exchange email with Ken Westenhaver, his son Matt and Marcia every so often. I would love to see the place in full production and would be more than happy to coordinate a visit sometime in Dec.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 3, 2010 at 2:55pm
Did you guys see the new commercial AP setup in Ft. Collins? Anyone want to try and organize a tour?
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on November 11, 2010 at 7:05am
Linda, what kind of water tank is it? An IBC tote? Here is a link to Travis Hughey's barrelponics manual that might be helpful -

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