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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

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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 Roxana González on May 13, 2012 at 7:35pm

Our aquaponic system is almost ready! We are going to use as the growing media a volcanic rock called PUZOLANA. Thanks Farmer Brown for your advice!

I asked to the people of Tajo La Florencia about Puzolana as you told us. Yes the value of the square meter of this type of rock is almost 8000 colones ($16). This material has been used in hydroponic and fish tank projects! I would like to know if somebody had used puzolana in aquaponics systems

Comment by Juan Urbina on May 3, 2012 at 2:46pm

Hola Farmer Brown! Nice to see you around these parts ;)

Comment by Farmer Brown on May 3, 2012 at 12:24pm

Perdon - el primer link de abajo lo puse mal. Este es el correcto.

Comment by Farmer Brown on May 3, 2012 at 12:22pm

Roger, Construi un tanque en concreto. Lo repelle con un material para uso marino.  Tengo fotos y videos aqui:  aunque no e subido updates recientemente.  Tambien tengo algunos videos en youtube.  Use tanques para alimentacion de ganado hechos por Eco Tanque, que son "food-grade" para las macetas de piedra e igual para las de "floating raft".  Tengo dos de peidra y tres estilo floating raft, mas una mas de piedra en una tina reciclada.


Comment by Roger Pilon on May 3, 2012 at 12:08pm

Farmer Brown...que esta utulisando como tanques? 4 IBC tanks o...?? Tiens fotos para ver?


Comment by Roger Pilon on May 3, 2012 at 11:59am

Hi to all! Buenas dias todos! Aqui esta un enlace de una finca bien grande de aquaponia en Costa Rica. I just found the link!

Aquaponics Farm In Costa Rica


Comment by Farmer Brown on May 3, 2012 at 11:47am

Hola todos. I'm in Turrubares, near Orotina, and have had a 4,000 liter backyard system going for a little over 18 months.  Anyone is more than welcome to stop by.   I am using Tilapia and growing lettuce, herbs, and peppers.  Would love to know if anyone has had luck with spinach and brocolli, which I have not mastered yet.  Recently started trying rucula, which seems to do well so far.  Would like to switch to a fishless system that relies on red composting worms to create the amonia instead of fish, which are enrgy intensive. Anyone done that?  Worms process more food, by weight, than fish, and don't die when air runs out.  Thanks.


Comment by Roxana González on May 3, 2012 at 11:39am

We are planning to grow Azolla which is an aquatic fern that has a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that  produce Nytrogen, you might know about it. Azolla has been use as a fertilizer on rice crops. It will be as tilapia food and extra nytrogen! do you have some experience with this aquatic plant? 

Also in facebook I found a place calle Aquaponics Costa Rica. There are at least two people working in this kind of project in Costa Rica. In the one that is advertised  in Guanacaste, they are growing soldier flies for feeding the fish. it´s very interesting!

Comment by Juan Urbina on May 3, 2012 at 10:22am

Hola Roxana, lo que recomienda el libro que tengo es 1kg de pez adulto por cada 40-80 litros de agua. Yo fui a ver una finca en Florida y ahí usan menos porque no quieren vender el pescado. Todo depende de lo que quieran ustedes, si quieren comer Tilapia tienen que tener más peces.

Saludos y suerte, ahí me cuenta :)

Comment by Juan Urbina on May 3, 2012 at 10:16am

Hola Alessandro, yo también estoy empezando pero voy a probar primero con un sistema en mi casa antes de empezar con invernadero. Si tiene interés me avisa y de fijo me interesa mucho ver la tesis cuando la termine ;)



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