Hi Paul. I'm new to this and designing my system. I'm confused about the Tilapia rules on California. I'm here in Sacramento as well so I thought I would reach out and ask if Tilapia is allowed for someone like me who is a hobbist and wants an awesome way to grow our food to feed our family. Any advise? Thanks for your time!
Thanks Paul for the welcome! The first time my boyfriend and I came across AP was at the state fair last last year. Yes, Sac's a bit of a trek for us, but at least same state and there is always the power of the internet.
Thanks Paul. I was pleased to see you were part of the group. I work for Sterling Caviar and Peter Struffenegger had just given me your phone number last week. He labeled you as the Aquaponics Guru of our neighborhood. Maybe we will chat sometime soon.
Right now I'm at the stage of "OMG! I'll never figure out all these possibilities!" And like another post I read, mine has to fly by a very conventional Dad (95), while the kid (66) has to get all her ducks in a row before proposing the project. And money really IS an object unfortunately.
I'd love to connect w/ the gal in Sac since I'm so close in Chico. Once I get a little better grip I'm sure I'll be posting lot's of questions. Also plan on lot's of photo documentation.
Thank you so much Paul. I am so happy to know that there are others in the area who are doing aquaponics. I hope that I can get a system set up soon. I am debating about buying an out of the box system vs. building my own from scratch. I already have some components that I think will work for a stick built system but need to learn a little more about it. I am really struggling with how to heat and cool a system. I hope this venue will help me decide what to do. If anyone has any input regarding the best way to go, I'm all ears! In the meantime, I am going to explore this site! Thanks!
Bought a shelving unit to hold my current 55 gal tank high enough for display and to have a sump below with grow beds on the side. Also got my gb containers and a 37gal tub for a sump tank. Going to set this up inside.
If I have my gb's in front of my sliding glass door, would this be enough light for broccoli, herbs, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, and maybe strawberries? Or would I need to buy ballasts? I'd prefer to set this up with least energy draw as I can.
Hello! thanks for the welcome Paul. Glad I found you guys i had no idea there are so many aquaponicers* in the area. Many of the different topics in the discussion forum have already helped me a bunch....i just got my system going yesterday and am excited to share, i will post pictures soon, thanks again!
So far I have not yet begun my system. I am looking at doing an IBC based system in a greenhouse. I still have to do a lot of work to get everything ready - run electrical lines, figure out cooling/heating system, etc....Realy, what I have been doing is research until I have the extra funds to begin buying the components I need.
Hey Paul! I've started my own aquaponic business here in Rocklin :) Here is a link to my website : alphaponics.weebly.com
Happy to help with the State Fair. My email and phone number is on the website. Also interest in becoming an Aquaponics Association member.