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Costa Rica Aquaponics - French, English or Spanish


Costa Rica Aquaponics - French, English or Spanish

Group dedicated to the specificity of setting up aquaponics system in Costa Rica. It goes without saying that everybody is welcome to add comments. Comments can be in French, English or Spanish.

Location: Costa Rica
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2015

Discussion Forum

Pest Control

Started by Juan Carlos Narbon. Last reply by Wade Sample Sep 15, 2012. 4 Replies

 I am writing to you from neighboring Panama, where I started some months ago an AP garden with an attempt to grow tomatoes.  Since we have the same tropical weather, I would like to know if you have…Continue

tropical greenhouse construction

Started by timothy a sewell. Last reply by steve Apr 20, 2011. 1 Reply

I am a volunteer for a US nonprofit called Amigos for Christ and we are didicated to helping the poor in Necaragua.  I have built a concrete fish tank 4'x4'x60' in Chinandega, Nicaragua and I have a…Continue

What To Bring In Costa Rica If You Ever Want To Build An Aquaponics System

Started by Roger Pilon. Last reply by Roger Pilon Apr 1, 2011. 5 Replies

Here is the list - mainly complete but does not include every little things I can think of!water pumps air compressor (aquarium types)all testing combo/kit to check quality waterif building rafts…Continue

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Comment by Alessandro Colagrosso on May 3, 2012 at 8:11am

Muchas gracias Roger, Thank you Roger.

Comment by Roger Pilon on May 3, 2012 at 7:48am

This is for Roxana González + Alessandro Colagrosso . Sorry RoxanaI missed your post. If I can help any of you,please feel free to contact me privately! Hope it is not too late!

Comment by Roger Pilon on May 3, 2012 at 7:44am

You can start with my "big" system at home. It is located in San Francisco De Dos Rios. Just contact me privately!

Comment by Alessandro Colagrosso on May 2, 2012 at 6:54pm

Buenos días, vivo en Costa Rica y pronto empezaré mi tesis en acuaponía, me gustaría conocer proyectos en el país. Gracias.

Good morning, I live in Costa Rica, soon I will start my tesis in aquaponics. I would like to visit local proyect. Thank you and sorry my bad english.


Comment by Roxana González on February 7, 2012 at 2:59pm

I live in Atenas, Costa Rica. My husband and I will be starting an aquaponic system at home. Our greenhouse will be 4 meters x 6 meters. I am planning to use half barrels as a plant bed. At least 8 plant beds, my question is how many fish tilapia do we need to put in the fish tank. I want to grow lettuce, tomatoes, basil, cucumber, red pepper, culantro, celery, onions, mustard etc...thanks a lot of your help!

Comment by Dylan on February 7, 2011 at 12:17pm
Hi. I'm new to the group. I'm going to be working on aquaponics on a farm outside of San Isidro. Get there on the 23rd. Hope we can connect.
Comment by timothy a sewell on January 17, 2011 at 8:11pm
I am in the process of building an aquaponics operation in Chinandega, Nicaragua to help  feed poor school children.  I have built a 4'x4'x60' concrete tank and I have a solar powered well that pumps 10,000 gpd on a sunny day.  I am presently designing a greenhouse to grow  the vegetables in.  I would like to swap info. with anyone else doing something similar.  I am a volunteer with a US nonprofit called Amigos for Christ
Comment by M Cosmo on January 6, 2011 at 2:21pm

Are you familiar with the work that was done by New Alechmey Institute Costa Rica that was done years ago by Bill McLarney?

Comment by Roger Pilon on December 26, 2010 at 9:58am
Agreed 100% with you Kevin! Another challenge, is that here in Costa Rica that grid is not very reliable, which means this: all aquaponics system will need to have a backup. There is no way out! Also these back up system will need to be as cheap as possible, which is by itself, another challenge. I'm working on that. If you have any suggestions, links about how to create cheap backup for aquaponics systems please feel free to share this information.
Comment by Kevin Gorham on December 26, 2010 at 12:16am
I spent a week in Costa Rica and its an amazingly beautiful place but there are a lot of hungry people there. We should grow some potien and fresh veggies to add the their diet of fresh fruit and"rice and beans".

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