I`m also starting up a basic barrel system. I have many of the same start up questions as Greg as far as shelter and shade. Do we have to be concerned about the rain diluting the system? Currently…Continue
We definately fall into the newbie category. Recently(less than two years) we started a dairy farm. I`m milking about 30 cows twice a day. We also have two young girls three and five years old. All this leaves me with little free time, and I`ll admit that all of it is spent reading all i can about aquaponics. I stumbled apon your site in January and find it to have such a warm spirit. Very well organized and so helpful. I must run along now, today we are building the structure to support our barrels.
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Thanks for your response - it makes me think that each province may have it's own rules....how dumb would that be. Even just trying to explain what Aquaponics is was incredibly challenging....they had no idea what i was talking about. ...
I spend like a month calling around trying to get talking to the right person the find out about the legalaties of fish. But the guy i spoke with at the provincial government said i could buy perch or tilapia fingerlings and raise them as long as i kept the recept.
Are the rules different in Quebec ? Who were you talking to to?
I saw your message about cooling the water for trout. I've wrestled with this very issue in the past and concluded that the only way to keep the water reliably cool enough for trout was to use a chiller - Via Aqua makes one that works well, but is very pricey. Good luck with the rainbows.
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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Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you...and thank you for your very kind remarks. Best of luck with your barrelponics system. Please post photos when you are done.