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Location: Colorado
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Latest Activity: May 2, 2016

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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 Sylvia Bernstein on July 6, 2010 at 3:43pm
Thanks for the generous offer, Richard. All full up on tilapia here.
Comment by Richard Wyman on July 6, 2010 at 3:17pm
Hey Neighbors, Franklin and I are going to be making a run to the gator farm for Tilapia this week. Just wanted to see if anyone wants us to pick up extras and save a trip.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on June 6, 2010 at 5:06pm
You are in luck, Ken. I think that is a large part of what we are going to do at the Gathering on Aug 13!
Comment by Ken Westervelt on June 6, 2010 at 4:25pm
Moving to Aurora, Colorado in July. Plan on starting my first aquaponics project in 2011. Would love to research the topic and see other people's setups to figure how to do it myself as well.
Comment by JD Sawyer on April 30, 2010 at 8:45pm
We've had good luck with these IBC containers at American Container located at I-70 and Pecos. Call Shawn at 720-621-3346. We're using one for our backyard system that we cut the top 12" off of. A drawing of the overall system can be found on our website at We are stocking the remaining 175 gallon tank with 40 perch this week. The are very convenient, lightweight and easy to plumb out.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on April 30, 2010 at 9:01am
I wanted to share a link to a Colorado source for IBC totes I was just told about ...
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on March 28, 2010 at 8:05pm
Hi Bill,

I've seen this type of IBC set up before and it makes a lot of sense. It's really a higher capacity barrelponics system. I was actually giving a talk this morning at a local permaculture center here that I've help set up their aquaponic system using an IBC tank and it works really well.
Comment by bill garrels on March 27, 2010 at 11:00am

What do you all think of the IBC set up here? seems like you could cut the IBC to fit for fish and 12 inch deep grow beds. Feedback please
Comment by bill garrels on March 27, 2010 at 10:33am
Has anyone found 12 inch beds yet here in Boulder area?
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on March 18, 2010 at 8:15pm
Hi Bill! Great to have you here building aquaponics in Colorado! Looking forward to your list.

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