Just starting out, the biggest problem was finding out where to buy the parts needed to construct an aquaponics system on Maui. Of course, ordering online is always an option, but the shipping cost will always be excessively high, although some vendors will offer free shipping for large orders. The best bet would be to find a supplier on Maui that will sell their goods FOB.
If you know of a better supplier, or one that is not listed, please add them to this list as a Reply. Mahalo.
6' WIDE DURASKRIM R20WW 20 MIL LDPE WHITE LINER FROM RAVEN INDUSTRIES
Contact Larry Yonashiro at 344-9756
300 Gallon Fish Tank w/ Cover
This is a post for Tracy Stice:
From is email:
"I can get some of the 300 gallon, closed type tanks that are good for fish. I keep my small fish in one now for pickup. I have a few that I will sell for $300 that are cleaned out and ready to go if you know anybody who wants one. They have a plumbed in bottom valve and an 8 inch port on the top. I just saw 3/4 of the top and fold it back to open and close it. It keep the fish from jumping out and I plumbed in an overflow that just runs the water back in to my pond."
Tracy can be contacted at 281-5411.
Hi Jim. Yeah, after Hawaiian Cement stopped selling to small trucks, I started buying my cinder from Kihei Gardens & Landscaping also. Hawaiian Cement will only sell by the dump truck load to trucks with 19,000 GVW or higher, like a Ford F550, or another small dump truck.
Kihei Gardens & Landscaping sells by the 1 cubic yard bucket, or 27 cubic feet (although I don't think I get that much per load) for $112. Assuming that 27 cubic feet is correct, that's about $4.15 per cubic foot, which is still better than Hawaii Grower Products which sells it for $6.84 per 0.75 cubic foot bag, or $6.39 per bag for a 60 bag pallet. Although if you only need a few bags, HGP is a good choice.
Remember the days in the '50's or '60's when we could go to the beach after an eruption on the Big Island, and scoop it out by the truckloads?
ALOHA to all the aquapons on Maui.
This is Raychel from Happyponics and the Aquaponics Association over here in Waianae on Oahu. I don't know if you are intrested but I found a place on Oahu where we can get all the IBC's we need for $60.00 each. They are down in Kapolei. A person on Kauai bought 120 and had them shipped. Kirsten and I covereted this guy to an Aquapon after talking to him for a short while. If anyone is interested just send a reply here and I wwill give the telephone #.
Home Depot is selling cinders for $4.48 per 0.75 cubic foot.
Ohana Greenhouse and Garden supply stocks most everything needed. They have moved to the below address. Their phone number is 808-871-6393.
OhanaGreenhouse and Garden Supply
320 Hoohana St. #13-16
Kahului HI 96732
Rebecca B said:
Coir can also be purchased at: