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Levi Meeuwenberg
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  • Traverse City, MI
  • United States
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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
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)
Other
How big is your fish tank?
200gal
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I need forest like fish need water.

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At 2:25pm on February 18, 2012, David Owens said…

Hey Levi, Sorry for taking so long to reply...guess I am too busy checking out the site and not my own page   I don't know about the energy requirements of geothermal but I do know it is being done and it has been a real struggle for me to keep my Tilapia alive in this unusually warm Michigan winter! I lost my first two but that's not bad considering I have over 150. I run a small 175gal tank in my garage during the winter w/2 400watt heaters and keep it well insulated and off the ground. I do know that Friendlies has been doing some research on a geothermal solar greenhouse and have a newsletter and website w/lots of free info on it. I plan on trying it out next year as soon as I save enough money for it. Good Luck with your system.

At 4:20pm on January 2, 2012, David Owens said…

Yeah Bluegill are small but quite tasty! TC Lynx on this site uses catfish and says they do well in colder temps. Also a lot of people around the Great Lakes are growing yellow perch which are delicious but I had a hard time finding any for sale this year as they are really popular. I would like to have my AP system eventually off the grid as well. Look into Geothermal energy for greenhouse heating. Good Luck with the move.

At 10:10am on January 1, 2012, David Owens said…

Happy New Year Levi, Nice to meet a fellow Michigander doing AP! I enjoyed your video and liked your system setup. I really liked the slug feeding idea. I am raising Tilapia but want to do some bluegill as well in this cold climate. How are you doing with the cold and snow? I have had to move my fish into the garage and use heaters to keep them happy but so far it is working well. Anyway great to meet you and good luck!

At 8:56pm on July 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Levi,


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 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.


Sylvia

 
 
 

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