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Latest Activity: May 5, 2020
Started by Devon Watkins. Last reply by Vic Wagoner May 5, 2020. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Hello everyone!I am currently a student at Edmonds College and have a major passion for Aquaponics and plan on building my own aquaponics farm one day. Does anyone here give tours of their aquaponics…Continue
Started by Joel Bidnick. Last reply by Joel Bidnick Apr 17, 2016. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Hello, fellow aquaponic practitioners! I’m Joel, a grad student of horticulture at UW, and I’d like the opportunity to visit your system if you use flood-and-drain (or ebb and flow) grow beds within…Continue
Started by Phil Slaton. Last reply by ArrowNeous Mar 14, 2016. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Food Grade held Washington Apple Juice. Dirty. Some held stagnant rainwater and others used for rock and sand filers for my trout grow out tanks. 14 IBCs - $55.00 each or make your best offer for 2…Continue
Started by Jeff Guykema. Last reply by Jeff Guykema Mar 11, 2016. 16 Replies 0 Likes
I'm brand new to AP but have been reading and, hopefully, studying for about a year or so. During that time, I knew I wanted to have tilapia as my fish, but am fairly sure I won't be able to sustain…Continue
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My kale and lettuce are still doing great also! I have had tons all winter! I can't believe it all thrived despite the freezing temps we got this winter. Love aquaponics!
Hey everyone, you got your garden up and working yet? My goldfish pond/aquaponics system is circulating, but my fish arent really hungry right now (51 degree highs right now, so no need to feed). I still have lettuce that is growing from last year!
Hello !I'm new to this group, but have been an aqua hobbyist for over seven years now. I currently have Steelhead, Rainbow trout, Brown Trout, also native Signal crayfish. I built my own systems that are operational but are still in developmental stages. I'm looking to make a little profit or form a coop if possible. Appreciate
good advice and comments! Thanks!
Tilapia show up on Craigslist here in WA. Legally, you're not supposed to transport them without a permit, and then, only from a certified source. The DFW offices I've spoken with don't really know what to do with people who want to raise tilapia, but the fish laws in the state are pretty draconian, partly to protect their salmonid industries, and partly because of crazy water rights laws. In any case, most people get around these by pretending the tilapia are ornamentals (which are ridiculously exempted from all laws, unless on specific lists).
I use redundant water heaters in my greenhouse, and find that my white niles can handle quite a bit of cold. If I let it slip below around 68F, though, their appetite is affected, so I watch it closely. I run primarily flood-and-drain expanded shale beds, some float rafts. I run with low carbonates, pH 6.5, ~1000G in the current system. I'm taking parts of it offline for renovation, though, and will bring my new 1000G fish tank online in the spring, along with a lot of new beds, towers, and rafts.
Can't help with much advice abt growing in WA. Lived in AZ and my tilapia did real well there. First try here my heater failed and lost all my fish (didn't need a heater in AZ). I was able to find fingerlings on Craigs List but haven't seen any lately. Did find this place but haven't bought any fish from them so I can't recommend them but they are located in Eugene OR, Green Hill Gardens. Might not be too far from your location. Like the pictures of your setup. My wife is the same way, she won't look at the fish or feed them cause then she won't eat them. :-)
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