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gerasimos christoforatos
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
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How did you find us?
referral from another website
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Trout, Other
How big is your fish tank?
250 gal x 2
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I studied under max meyers. We built a system in San Juan Del Sur, Nicarague for 80 families farming tilapia.I use his system under the business name AquaBiotic Systems Corp. My system uses around 1500 gal, I have 200 rainbow trout, and 200 crayfish and am in the process of designing a hatchery within the system. I am in the middle of a bigger project located in the felton area of santa cruz and we are building a system which will consist of 22,350 gal. I am using bamboo rafts which were harvested right here in the mountains of santa cruz. This is truly amazing considering untreated bamboo is hard to come by. We design our systems using applied permaculture techniques so that no external resources are used. I collect scrap fish from a local sustainable seafood business, i grow my own worms and my own high protein based plants. Truly a sustainable and organic system. Now it's time to change the organic certification to allow for hydroponically grown foods. Thanks for all your work!

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At 4:34pm on August 6, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Gerasimos,

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 join in.  Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!

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.

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.



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