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Sacramento Aquaponics

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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
Members: 173
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2018

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Free fish

Started by Janet Little Aug 31, 2017. 0 Replies

I have some large goldfish 4 or 5, they are at least 6 or 7 inches. Also 20 small goldfish who need a new home.Call me if you have some room for them, free.Janet 275-8402I need to get rid of them…Continue

Channel Catfish Fingerling SALE November 5th

Started by Ryan Hansen Oct 27, 2016. 0 Replies

Currently I have 4-10" channel catfish for sale. Great for pond stocking or aquaponics.* Prices 3-4" fish10-20 ---------- $2.7521-50 ---------- $2.2551-100 -------- $2.00100-400 ------ $1.50*Prices…Continue

*Channel Catfish for sale

Started by Ryan Hansen. Last reply by Craig Mullins Oct 8, 2016. 3 Replies

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FOR SALE: aquaponics system 120 square feet - in Sac

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Paul Trudeau Mar 21, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by Casey Haas on January 29, 2014 at 4:37pm

Hi Kathy, congratulations on your new system! Check out the discussion forum box above regarding February 8th. Freshwater Fish Company will be open to the public that day. They sell fish that are OK with the California Department of Fish and Game (i.e. catfish, bluegill, and bass among others). They have open public days every so often and they are right in your backyard. Tilapia are illegal in California in all but five Southern California counties according to the Department of Fish and Game. They also require water temps over 65 F to survive the winter. If you manage to get your hands on any, you'll need a tank heater.

Check out the main community forum for discussions on fishless cycling prior to buying any fish (or check out Sylvia's book Aquaponic Gardening.) You can cycle with fish, but I would expect to lose some or all of them doing it that way. Cycling may take longer than usual during the winter months since the bacteria like temps above 65 F.

Good luck!

Comment by Kathy Grimes on January 29, 2014 at 4:27pm

I am new but I believe I understand this should be posted as a discussion.  I will move it there.

Comment by Kathy Grimes on January 29, 2014 at 4:17pm

We just built an Aquaponics system using instructions kindly shared by Travis Hughey Barrel-Ponics (Aquaponics in a barrel).  We are ready to test the system but not really sure what steps should be taken before we add fish.  Also, we live in Wilton, CA (south east of Elk Grove) and not sure where to get fish talapia?? if anybody has suggestions.  The system is set up in a greenhouse on our property. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

 

Comment by Erik Powell on January 6, 2014 at 6:03pm
I'm new here check out my tower pics and my garden.
Comment by Schaefer Myrick on December 5, 2013 at 11:27pm

Hi every one. I just posted some pics of my first build. Please check them out, your feed back would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Paul Trudeau on October 11, 2013 at 12:22pm

TIM YOU CAN POST A DISCUSSION RIGHT IN THIS GROUP FOR ONLY SAC FOLKS< JUST LIKE YOU WANT.  SEE "+Add a Discussion" RIGHT ABOVE THIS WINDOW

Comment by Tim N on October 11, 2013 at 12:21pm

My apologies. I'm still a newbie here

 

I wanted to post where mainly only Sacramento people can see since they live in the area and understand my concerns. I didn't know I shouldn't post it here.  I'll move my post to a more appropriate area.

 

Thanks guys

 

TN

Comment by Paul Trudeau on October 11, 2013 at 12:03pm

Casey, I second that suggestion.  Everyone, please use Discussion rather than Comment for most topics.  Thanks. 

Comment by Casey Haas on October 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

Hi Tim,

Congratulations on your system! I'd love to share, but answers to questions can get a little lengthy at times. Would you mind starting your question as a discussion (see above) so that we can give it appropriate attention without hogging the comment wall? Thanks!

Comment by Tim N on October 11, 2013 at 9:43am

Hello everyone,

I'm planning to add my first crop of fish into my tank this weekend. My system has been running for the last couple weeks, I tested the water and everything looked good I think I'm ready. I'm taking my time because I try not to kill as many fish as I possibly can.

So today I'm asking for help from all the experts who live in Sacramento. 

I have 4 grow beds from two 275gal IBC totes, one roughly 225gal fish tank, all sitting in my back in the open. I don't care about breeding fish or harvesting them I just need fish to run my system. Originally I was going with talapia because I was told that they are very hardy and can live in extreme weather, but someone just told me it might too cold for them outside. Winter is coming what should I know ahead of time so I can minimize death of livestock as well as plants and vegetable.

 

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance and have a great weekend everyone.

 

TN

 

 

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