If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
aquaponic farming ontario
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
2 50 gal barrels
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I discovered aquaponics yesterday evening, think its extremely interesting, would like to learn alot more, would like to become an organic farmer, here in Ontario, I hate my job, and want to do something meaningful with my life. Green House is nearing competion hopefully another month or so...would like to speak with someone who uses half barrels like pakiponics...then what do you put in them gravel?
I don't heat my greenhouse in winter. I found last winter, the growbed kept plants alive, but eventually by Dec, the water in the pipes froze and that was the end of that. The tank also froze, but I had it sitting on a rack above the ground, so it wasn't insulated. This year, the tanks were dug into the ground to insulate from heat in summer, and cold in winter. I think it will be pretty successful. I used bubblewrap to add more insulation to keep the greenhouse warm. I've blogged about it here if you want more details. http://www.freestylefarm.ca/2011/05/07/backyard-aquaponics-2/
I've only had success with goldfish, and prawns. It's hard to find a supplier of tilapia in Ontario.
Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions. Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.
A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page. You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.
Please participate and check in with us every day! We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.
Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.