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I’m organizing a tour of aquaponics systems in the Sacramento area. To keep it simple, it wouldn’t be for the general public, but mainly just for those of us with aquaponics set-ups (of any kind/size/stage of development). It’d give us all a chance to see if we can learn from each other and help each other out. Step one: find out who’s interested in participating in the tour. Are you? Please let me know. And let me also encourage you to join the Sacramento Aquaponics group on this forum (Chico & Sac aren't that far apart!)
Sent you a message but you must not have gotten it. I live in Browns Valley and I'm just getting started and would love to see your set up if at all possible. I'm in Chico quite often and will be over there next week for sure for the Chico-Butte Valley Weston Price Foundation Meeting at the Matthews Cafe on Mangrove. LMK if that would be a possibility.
Hi Rich, happy to, here are some updated pictures of my first system, and my current project, my first system is two 62 litre gb's and 180 litre (approx) ft. my second system will have 9 gb and 3 ft's, but i'll be starting with one gb and one ft just until i get a feel for how the system wants to move forward.
I quoted some prices just to show how cheap it can be done, my biggest expense was the pt at 720 euro, ouch, my friend has a welder and i'll hire a bending tool and make my own pt next time, i could make the frame for about 150 euro.
im having trouble uploading pic's i will try some other way
Hey Rich. He actually "dosed" the system once a day for a few days, then it was kind of once every few days. We didn't do a good job of tracking ammonia levels at the time, though, so I don't know if that was the right amount or not...but he sure got a kick out of being able to contribute!
We have a lot of similarities:-) I'm just starting out as well. Put the system together just a month or two ago. Have a 150gal stock tank for the fish - just a lot of goldfish for now...and 3 growbeds. the two smaller beds are only 7" deep, filled with hydroton. Then we built a 4 x 8 bed from plywood, 2x4's and pond liner. Filled it 2/3 full with lava rock and 1/3 with hydroton (It's 1 foot deep, so I used lava rock to help cut cost). All 3 are flood and drain using a bell siphon-so far works great!.
I want to get fish to eat...trout, catfish, bass...something. So far have not been able to locate anything...and I guess tilapia are a no go here in Mendocino county (darn!!) I had thought tilapia in summer and trout in winter would be totally cool....
I, too, am an IT person...though not currently working - maybe early retirement - but I've been working in IT for the past zillion years! :-) I find gardening and my new aquaponics obsession much more enjoyable than working! HA!
What about in your area?? Have you found fish sources?
I looked at your device that you built..very nice! I love Chico...many of my friends are graduates of the college. I have taken many camping trips to Bucks Lake as well.
I have had simple goldfish for quite a while and then my cousin and I branched off and got KOI. We had about 50 of them....he sold his nursery which included the Aquaponics system so I am back to goldfish.
The pond he and I built had bass and catfish that kept getting bigger and bigger on cat food!
I am experimenting with a combination of high nutrient soil using POWER FLOWER soil enhancement, coffee grounds and liquid nutrient as well as a home made Hydroponics system and the Aerogarden desktop based system. The next level will involve me doing a mister system with LED GROW LIGHTS for my heirloom tomatoes that I grow.
I also want to do more growing of gourmet lettuce and that needs a cooler environment and that is where the aquaponics type of system works best.
Would love to meet you sometime and compare notes!!
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!
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Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you. (BTW, my sister went to Chico State)