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Michigan Aquaponic’s Association


Michigan Aquaponic’s Association

MAA is the premier Great Lakes location for all Information & Knowledge Base for all that is Aquaponic's. 

Location: Michigan
Members: 30
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2016

MAA) Thank you for joining the Michigan Aquaponic Association: Our goal is to supply information that is relevant in the production of food by using Aquaponics as it's base fertilization method. Wither it is on the scale of a small apartment size wall unit, to a commercial 100 acre greenhouse production unit. The principle is exactly the same.

As of right now I am building up the content of this group please be patient, we will get there in time. Thank you.

Discussion Forum

Growing Systems\Aquaculture Systems\Aquaponics Systems

Started by Douglas Wozniak. Last reply by Jeff S Apr 15, 2014. 12 Replies

I have searched out a few PDF files on Aquaponics. I hope they will be of help.Continue

Tags: Aquaponic, System, Culture, Plant, Integrating

Designing your own Aquaponics System

Started by Douglas Wozniak. Last reply by Jeff S Apr 14, 2014. 7 Replies

Google Sketchup is a fantastic tool to use for simple 3D design, and almost anyone can use it without after just a few minutes experimenting. Below are some links to tutorials that will get you started and familiar with Google Sketchup.You can download the program from here: can get mock up models here:…Continue

Tags: Aquaponics, Design, DIY, Sketchup, Aquaponic

Michigan sources for fish?

Started by Mike Elliott. Last reply by Jeff S Mar 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Right now my only commercial source for fish is Stoney Creek Fisheries. Does anybody else have a good source for fingerlings? Also, I would like to grow freshwater shrimp in my aquaponics system, does anybody have a good source for them as well?Thank you.Michael Elliott from Springport Aquaponics LLC sends.Continue

Market Place-----Where to buy, What to buy, the very best Price on the Net.

Started by Douglas Wozniak. Last reply by Douglas Wozniak Mar 19, 2012. 1 Reply

       Please Provide Links to products that we can use setting up a Aquaponic System or a Commercial Venture.Continue

Sweet Water Organics Videos

Started by Douglas Wozniak Mar 14, 2012. 0 Replies


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Comment by Jeff S on April 27, 2014 at 8:20pm

My basement setup so far.

Comment by Jeff S on April 27, 2014 at 7:59pm

Hi Ken. I was just looking at your pics. Looks like you're doing what I've just started in my basement. I just set up a 45 gallon tank and added a 12"x48" seed starting bed on top. Put some seeds in today. I also have an IBC setup in a small GH. Been at this for almost a year. How large are the fish in your Aquarium?

Comment by Ken Elrich on April 26, 2014 at 7:28pm

Hey there jeff, I am in swartz creek! 

Comment by Jeff S on April 18, 2014 at 9:37pm

Feels like I'm talking to myself. Anyone else in Michigan doing aquaponics?

Comment by Jeff S on April 14, 2014 at 3:06pm

Glad to see this site active. I'll be sure to be here to help out. I wasn't sure there was anyone in Michigan into aquaponics. The only other system I've seen was last week in N.C. while I was there. It'll be nice to talk to other local "Aquaponians". BTW I'm in Garden City and the only thing I've been able to grow my first year are fish. I have a lot of Blue Tilapia fingerlings available.

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on March 13, 2014 at 8:34pm

Mario near Sterling Heights is first prize winner. (A permit is required).

Here's how to get it:


Begin process by going to state of Michigan's specific website,1607,7-125-1569_16979_21263---,00.html . Find "Facility and Research Permit Registration Application " form and fill out and send into provided address. After the state receives your application, they will contact you to schedule an physical inspection of the premise were you will be operating your hatchery (approx 30-45days from initial application). This inspection is completed by a licensed veterinarian send out on behalf of the state. The inspection time will vary depending on the size of your facility, but my inspection took about 45min. After the inspection, the inspection report is send to the state for final approval (takes another 30days), after the department of agriculture approves you, the entire application is sent to the D.E.Q. (department of environmental quality) the also need to give their approval, to make sure your facility will not threaten any natural ecosystems. Entire process took about 90 days, but state was very easy to work with, just like every other form of government slow and steady... Thanks and Good Luck...... Mario

The following was reported by Karlie:

On your Legal Issues page, the MI permit information is incomplete or outdated.

According to,4610,7-125-1569_16979_21263---,00.html (which is the link in the section)

A permit is only required for commercial ventures, ie selling fish to others.

"You do not need an Aquaculture Research Permit or Aquaculture Facility Registration if you are operating a retail bait outlets, retail ornamental fish facilities, persons using privately controlled waters for noncommercial purposes, public aquariums or zoos, and portable retail fishing concessions."


Comment by Jeff S on March 12, 2014 at 9:00am

Anybody out there? Looks like it's been a while.


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