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At 8:08am on January 19, 2012, David cote said…

Hi Greg.

Greg thanks for your reply.  Not sure if I explained everything. We are in Abaco in the Bahamas, hoping to start up a prototype system at a school for special needs students. Doing tis as economically as possible is our main goal. I'm thinking that if we could get this started, we could breed our own fish, and as long as we build something that would sustain the eventuality of a Hurricane, we should be able to make a business with this. My main concern is the cost of buying and shipping in fish food pallets. Is there a way whereby one can process their own fish food? The school is funded solely by charitable donations. If you could link us up with with contact able and will to help with this, we would be most grateful. Thanks Davd

At 10:33pm on July 23, 2011, Robert said…
Hi Greg,
Pleasure to meet you. Yes I live in 
PSJ but I come up north towards you all the time. Im brand new to aquaponics and come to think of it I don't think I have ever grown anything before. I do however have about 20 years experience keeping fish so I think I have the basics down with that aspect of it. I'm here to learn and make new friends so I'm all for collaboration. I just had two 275 gallon IBC totes and a 55 gallon barrel delivered yesterday so I'm on my way to starting my set up. I have a couple of ideas on how I want to plumb it but I wanna brainstorm and research more before I start cutting and drilling my totes. Anyhow right now I'm on vacation with the kids in west palm but I'll be back in a couple days. 
At 8:40pm on June 18, 2011, Joseph Orlando said…

Hi!  Greg,

Looks interesting.  Please give me more details.  First question is who would maintain the system? 



At 10:54am on April 1, 2011, Ruckus Esteban said…
I am about to post some photos though I am still working on acquiring components for the 900gal system. Presently have a 250g tote, 110g rubbermaid, 2 50g plastic barrels and am in search of another 250g tote. I will certainly keep you apprised of my progress.
All the best,
At 5:04pm on February 13, 2011, M Cosmo said…
I just went over last month to visit Sahib's place. I plan to go over after the training in March. I want to see the Resturarnt that is has an Aquaponics greenhouse on the roof I believe.  Did you ever check in on the work done by Bill McLarney at New Alchemy Costa Rica? What do you have going in Orlando?
At 5:26am on February 8, 2011, Roger Pilon said…

Excellent idea! Can you provide me your email address? Mine is



At 8:28pm on February 6, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Greg,

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 get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  

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