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New Member Roan Mountain

Started by David. Last reply by Jim Fisk Jun 28, 2016. 6 Replies

My name is David and we just moved to Roan Mountain, TN from Durham, NC area.  Loaded up the fish tank IBC and rock grow beds on a trailer and up the hill we came.  Just got them unloaded and on the…Continue

Finding people in tn that are involved aquaponics

Started by Zach coakley. Last reply by Linda Cook Mar 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Hello my name is zach I live near the Knoxville area and I am looking for people that are also into aquaponics. Where are you located at in TN?

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Comment by Jim Fisk on July 7, 2016 at 2:28pm

Beautiful part of the country indeed Peter. The mountains are our favorite part of TN though. Wonderful cool temps here while it swelters on the flats. Great trout country here as well.

Comment by Peter Eberle on July 7, 2016 at 2:19pm

Love that part of TN. I used to work for the state and lived in Knoxville. Went up to Clover Bottom facility do work several times.

Comment by Peter Eberle on July 7, 2016 at 2:16pm

Hi Jim. Thanks for the welcome. Coming up that way in August to do some work on the land. I'll give you shout when I know dates.

Comment by Jim Fisk on July 7, 2016 at 1:02pm

Hey Peter, welcome to the group. You are about 4 hrs from here (Shady Valley). We may have to put a NETN gathering together this Summer.

Comment by Peter Eberle on July 6, 2016 at 8:44pm

Hi everyone. In the process of moving from Dallas to Crawford to be closer to daughter and family.

Comment by Jim Fisk on June 27, 2016 at 3:36pm

StevedNETN, I have no idea. I rarely ever put more than 25 trout in one IBC and we have 5 IBC FTs so there is no reason to crowd and trout don't like crowding. Of course they get thinned as we harvest. We only grow for our table.

Comment by StevedNETN on June 27, 2016 at 9:48am

Jim, How many #'s of fish are you running per sq Ft of grow bed?

Comment by Jim Fisk on June 27, 2016 at 9:48am

Hopper Rd. Southern end of the valley. Help is here ;-)

Comment by StevedNETN on June 27, 2016 at 9:41am

Not sure which Stephen you are addressing?  But I am nearest to Grey TN.  You're right about feeling alone.  I have been looking for anyone who has actually done this for over a year and found no one near me.  

I have  greenhouse up and running and growing well I had miss sized my system and didn't have nearly enough fish, so progress has been bad.  I have switched to AP for now, but would love to go back to AP. The fish for me are secondary to the produce, but I love the organic nature of AP.  May redesign the system for a 2017 spring relaunch.  for now I am going to master the gardening part of this for a while.  

I would love to see your system one day, but Shady valley is rarely along the way for me anymore.  Used to make it through there regularly a few years back.  Are you in the main valley?  That is a slice of heaven right there. 

Comment by Jim Fisk on June 27, 2016 at 9:38am

Hey guys, sorry I got my Stephens mixed up. StevedNETN I checked your pics out and you seem to be up and running. Lots of Dutch buckets. Looks great.


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