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Glen McDonald
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  • North Okanagan, BC
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How are my numbers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carr Jun 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello everybody, I am trying to size my system. I have 300 square feet of media bed. It is going to take me about 175 gallons to flood my beds. So in order to not stress my fish I will need an 800…Continue


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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, vertical
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Trout, Other
How big is your fish tank?
Just building our green house at this point. Will size as per specifications in relation to our grow area.
Please tell us something else about yourself.
My brother and I are putting this project. He has 1 hectare of land with good exposure. We are starting with one adequite system to sustain our families. Upon snticipated success we will expand atleast 5 fold.

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Okanagan Aquaponics

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 1:08pm 1 Comment

Good day everybody.

My brother and I have decided to get into food and fish production. We are embracing the aquaponics model. We love how it is a forced organic system. We also really love how it can be setup to be very efficient in both consumption and time commitment.

We have almost 3 acres in the North Okanagan Region of BC.. We are just now getting a small greenhouse to produce year round in a colder climate and are further to this looking to do it off grid.…


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At 9:39pm on May 17, 2012, ericjf7 said…

Lo Mr Thumb, No, I didn't do the aquaponics while in Canada, if I did, volumes of compost would play large as a passive heat source for the winters, as well as recessing the green house into the soil to conserve heat  

At 7:59am on May 14, 2012, ericjf7 said…

Welcome to the group, nice looking greenhouse, "Growing Power" has lots of info on heating with compost etc.  I have moved from Edgewater BC to Buenos Aries, Nicaragua, where we have no such thing as frost - most of my pictures are on facebook @, where one of the albums is devoted ainly to round concrete tank construction --  best of luck to you, Eric


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