This group serves the needs of those who grow in the cold parts of the world. We'll discuss greenhouses, insulation, air sealing, fish selection, heaters, etc...
Location: Anywhere that it gets cold!
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2022
Started by Ian Cameron Nov 16, 2017. 0 Replies 0 Likes
I picked up 20 fingerlings last November to grow out. Well, kept 2 males and 3 females aside to see if they would breed. Hmmm, I guess they like the greenhouse environment because I am now the owner…Continue
Started by Jeff S. Last reply by Ian Cameron Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies 0 Likes
I had an infestation of some kind of bug in one of my grow beds. I was able to flood it several times and eliminate the problem. I couldn't figure out why only one bed was affected and then I thought…Continue
Started by Jeff S. Last reply by Mike R. Feb 11, 2016. 43 Replies 0 Likes
Last year I spent a ton heating my fish tank and built low tunnels around my beds to keep plant temps up. This year I'm thinking about heating the greenhouse to around 50-60 and by doing so cut down…Continue
Started by Ian Cameron. Last reply by Zach Mar 21, 2015. 1 Reply 3 Likes
Hi folks, well it certainly looks as if the weather over here is definitely getting warmer. Leaves are coming out on the weeping willow etc. The in-ground has survived the winter beyond my wildest…Continue
Hey Phil, you can spray your own. Most lumberyards have kits. Just make sure to wear a tyvek suit and quality mask :)
Don't forget to put the foam board on the bottom between the IBC and its pallet.
Also I am going to look for an insulation contractor that installs spray insulation and forget the board just have the sides sprayed .. except use the board on the bottom
HI Jeff, my thought is that you should glue 2" foam board to the IBC, and then spray Great Stuff in the corners where the foam doesn't touch.
I'm in the process of putting my IBC sump in the ground. Anyone have suggestions about the best way to insulate it? I'm going for keeping it warm in the winter. I often wonder why folks with overheating water problems don't put their sumps in the ground without insulation to cool the water.
I'm not sure why my earlier comment never stuck here, but I'll add one now since I don't see it.
You can maintain whatever water temperature you want. I maintain 50 degF when it's -27 outside. Nearly all my heat loss occurs in the grow beds rather than the fish tanks, so your temperature limits are set by those.
If anyone here is in Maryland, I just created a group Maryland Aquaponics for open discussion about the difficulties specific to our area. Please join me and lets talk aquaponics.
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Your life is changed forever.
Best wishes to your wife also.
I have a question about your experience with freezer fish tanks. I know this is summer time but I am thinking ahead. What kind of water temperature can someone expect to be able to maintain if the outside temp. is below freezing.
good to see cold weather greenhouse start up
it can be difficult to raise tropical's in the snow
Damn Jere, an iceburg! Where do you live, Greenland?
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