Hi I am new and just researching my systems before I put them in. I plan on eventually having at least one large greenhouse full of aquaponics. I Live in Virginia and where as it doesn’t get too cold for too long there is half the year where I would have to heat my tank if I uses tilapia. I have been watching video’s where people used compost to heat their greenhouses when it is cold. I saw one video where a off the grid researcher used a hose coiled up in his mulch to create hot water for his shower. He changed the mulch out whenever is cooled down. Since I also plan on vermiculture this is an intriguing idea to me. You could heat you r green house and have a hot water source for your tanks at the same time. Save a lot on power. Does anyone have any input?
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Look up a guy by the name of Jean Pain. I attempted to replicate his experiment and did have some success.
Recommend his PDF "Another kind of garden"
Also here are some links that may interest you ->
as another member pointed out, you'll bring a lot of bugs into the greenhouse, along with the compost.
I am now looking at a woodstove wate heater since I have a moster woodpile