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Electricity costs of aquaponics

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx May 8, 2012. 10 Replies

 I want to quantify the electrical power requirements of aquiculture. Between pumping and air, there is a considerable energy cost. Does anyone know what the required KWH/ :area of growbed, pounds of…Continue

Tags: cost, Efficiency, Energy

A sad irony: The tragedy at Fukushima is a huge boost for aquaponics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair Apr 29, 2012. 3 Replies

 The tragedy in Fukushima is out of the news but continues to threaten humanity and the environment. . Fallout is already measurable in food and milk in north America. A 7.0 after shock will tumble…Continue

Tags: contamination, radiation, Fukushima


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Building contractor. Experienced with water production, storage, delivery and filtration systems( and associated power and control systems). Have built and maintained koi ponds, fountains and extensive residential landscaping.

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Hello, I am new to this forum and to our future vermi- supported, dietary fish supply.

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 5:24pm 1 Comment

I am new to hydroponics and aquaponics. I've supervised drilling of six water wells and designed/ built various water storage and delivery systems in the 60psi/ 60gpm range. I have also built fountains of many kinds. The koi ponds I have built used about 2 yards of 3/4" crushed gravel as a biofilter, as well as a sand filter. The gravel is removed, washed, and replaced annually at considerable effort.(which I am no longer involved with!) I am very interested in the incorporation of…


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At 9:43am on September 26, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Joshua,

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 Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, 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.



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