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Midwest Aquaponics

Aquaponic growers in the Midwest (MN, WI, MI, IA, IL, OH, MO, IN) i think that is the midwest

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Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2016

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Midwest viability question

Started by Farrel Stauffer. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Apr 30, 2014. 3 Replies

My apologies! I intended to start a discussion but originally sent it as an e-mail.While researching AP I find myself longing for constant sunshine! I am wondering if AP is really sustainable in…Continue

Who lives in Missouri?

Started by Gary P. Last reply by Shelia Hoyt Feb 14, 2014. 13 Replies

I am looking to see if there are any AP people in southern Missouri that are members of this group. I am just getting started, and have questions about our growing weather, how and what kind of…Continue

Cold/dark weather

Started by Dianne Wonder. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Nov 7, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi midwesterners!   I'm in Wisconsin looking for ideas to develop a system in our small barn.  I'm afraid the cold and dark of winter will keep us from proceeding year-round.  I noticed that some…Continue

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Advice on Fish Selection for High School

Started by Marc Benedict. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Nov 7, 2013. 2 Replies

I am a high school science teacher with a climate-controlled greenhouse and a new Crop King aquaponics system. It has a 200 gal tank, 4'x8' growing bed and is constant flow. I will be tasking a group…Continue

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Comment by Mike Vann on May 24, 2011 at 10:23am
Just getting started. Been studying aquaponics for a year. Now its time to move forward! I have a 30x96 greenhouse going up this weekend.
Comment by Karen Swanberg on January 24, 2011 at 8:51pm

Will Sch,

Yup, I'm from MN, and we have a local group:



Comment by Will Sch on December 26, 2010 at 8:45pm
Anybody from Minnesota?!?!?! 
Comment by Earl ward on December 21, 2010 at 4:33pm

The fish will be in a 9x18 swimming pool in 3 seperate cages.The bio filter will be made out of an IBC tote. The water will enter the tote and travel to the bottom. there it will be directed in opisite directions creating a swirl pattern. orchard netting for bio filter media the water will travel up to a sand pipe in the center of the IBC and go to the rafts after traveling through the rafts  it will be pumped back to the pool.

Comment by Jay Wolf on December 21, 2010 at 2:36pm

I have a quick question.  Does anyone know if there is answer to this equation?  How many lbs. of fish does it take to produce "x" amount of lettuce?


Comment by David Jones on December 14, 2010 at 8:55am

Earl, how are you accomodating yor fish? One large tank? Several small tanks? Also, can you explain your IBC Container Biofilters.

Thanks for the Invite, I may have to come check your set up out after the first of teh year. Whats a 4 hour drive in the name of education?

Comment by Earl ward on December 11, 2010 at 5:56pm


I'm currently building one in Gary Indiana from what I have seen manufactured equipment is way too expensive for my taste. I will be building the aquaponics portion from the ground up. I will have 5000 gallons of water for the fish Tilapia in summer then switch to cold water in October. 3 rafts 30 ft long and media based for heirloom tomatoes bio filters made out of IBC totes. You are more than welcome to take a look not much see yet but will start full force end of Jan.

Comment by David Jones on December 11, 2010 at 8:16am

Hello Midwest!


I am starting a mid-large comercial farm in Columbus IN, anyone have list of required equipment or suppliers of said equipment? Nelson Pade has a large commercial system for sale but I don't think it includes everything we need and its pricey.


Here is the plan:

Media Beds,Towers and Rafts, for fruits and vegetables of all sorts, well those that grow best in the system.

Seperate tanks for Tilapia, Perch, Prawns and maybe Trout.

We have about 10k sq ft and want to be judicious with our space.

I would appreciate any and ALL thoughts.

if you have a system running please let me know where it is, as I would like to come and see it, if that is okay!


Thanks for the help everyone,.


Comment by David Nabong on November 11, 2010 at 5:27pm
Hey there, anybody in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin check your Blains Farm and Fleet flyer, 100gallon stock tank on sale for $59.99.
Comment by Earl ward on July 6, 2010 at 11:46am
Thanks, Christopher
Indiana is easy to forget I wish I was back in Wisconsin, That’s where I’m originally from I was born and raised in northern WI. My kids still live in southwestern WI. My job brought me to Indiana about 5 years ago Illinois actually but Indiana is much better than Chicago. The best thing I can say about Indiana is the regulations regarding Tilapia are much more relaxed than WI and you don’t have to worry about your car rolling away pretty flat..

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