This evening as I was finishing up my work on the aquaponics and feeding tthe fish for the evening I was over come by the feeling of being BLESSED. So since the new year is about to start I think it is a good time to think back and see how much we have been blessed by different things that have happened in our life this year. I have been especially blessed in the Aquapoincs realm. I have been totally blessed in finding this site not too long after Sylvia started it. I…Continue
Someone has dreamed about starting up an aquaponic business but was afraid of upsetting a competitor. “I don’t want to step on anyones toes,” he says
Added by Andrea on December 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Added by Andrea on December 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
I've been out of town for the past week but I'm home now and can share some updates about my trip, I'll need to write up some stories to post in My site blog here over the next few days but just to wet your appetites...
I visited with Philip Wolf up near Chicago and his home system as well as the new System he has running at We Grow Dreams in West Chicago.
Then we went up to Milwaukee where we attended the tour at Growing Power and later that evening we went…Continue
I just couldn't seem to find time to finish the construction, nor did I have the right tools for the job, and I can't keep asking friends to bring their tools and work on it with me. So I hired a handyman to come do the construction. I've still got more work to do, but at least it's down to just plumbing work, and I can handle that. Heck, I'm getting pretty comfortable with it after all this.
So I had the Handyman come and build the center support, and replace the plywood…Continue
Added by Andrea on December 20, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
Does anyone know of any insurance companies that will cover a commercial aquaponics system? I live in WV and am having a hard time finding a company that will cover it. Thanks for your help. Matt
My systems have normally run fairly high nitrate levels but in the winter when the fish don't eat as much, my nitrate readings do normally drop down into the orange.
Even after removing the bananas, a week of the fish not eating much quickly brings my nitrate levels down into an easily readable range and I suddenly don't feel like my system is too heavily loaded anymore.
I expect that if I didn't have the washed shells in my system (and therefore the high pH)…Continue
Added by TCLynx on December 18, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments
Basically my interests in aquaponics comes from a single phrase and my own self interests. The quote comes from a book I read a long time age. but this is it. THAT WHICH IS NOT ECOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE WILL NOT BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE. That makes a man think.
I live and work on a small ranch with a pond. I like to fish on that pond using minnows and was basically trying to figure out a way to keep numerous minnows alive and happy. That pretty much led me here, because I'm also an avid…Continue