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Luana Hiebert
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  • Cocolalla, ID
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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT, combination
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
375 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Actually my husband is the one doing tha aquaponics. I just help, but I am more into research than he is, plus I enjoy using the computer more. We live in N. Idaho, where the nights get cold. We are 74 years old and just "re retired" from our retirement hobby of all natural beef, chicken, and raw milk production. We are not sure how we got interested in aquaponics, but I guess we just like growing things and it is less labor intensive than what we were doing. We started last year and made a lot of mistakes, but hopefully this year will be better. We have converted a mobile chicken hoop house to a greenhouse and built a fish tank inside.
We didn't have enough fish, only 50 tilapia, so plants didn't have enough food. Also, our bell siphons didn't work right; they drained every 7 minutes, so many plant roots rotted. Also, the temperatures get pretty low at night, so we had a tremendous electric bill heating the water. We think we know how we will solve the first 2 problems, but are still problem solving on the heat issue.

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At 3:52pm on February 16, 2015, Dottie Kinn said…

Hi Luana,

I'm in the Sandpoint area and looking for fish!! I see you have tilapia. We'd be willing to come pick them up if you are still interested in selling some. My tank is only 100 gal. so I'll only need 15-20.  What variety do you have?

Please feel free to call me at 208-610-4514.  Many thanks!!


At 5:43pm on February 6, 2015, Elizabeth Bates said…

GLAD to meet you. I am in Twin Falls ID and would like to get some starts+ fish from you & will pay for next day shipping. Please call or text 208-320-8483. Eliza


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