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Kurt Fischer
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  • Charlotte, VT
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Kurt Fischer posted a status
"I started a photo album on Facebook yesterday with construction details on my sun tracking Aquaponics greenhouse for alny interested"
Feb 9
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"So here is the link to the second part about 4 minutes shows the fish and the heat exchanger  https://youtu.be/Uvlc3dsAfLw"
Feb 4
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Hi Jeff, sounds like you're on the right track . I use ss for the heat exchanger in the fire box for durability,but as long as you aren't going to put it under the logs I guess copper is a lot easier .  I just shot and uploaded a…"
Feb 4
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"I hear ya on the lack of sun my pv s only gearaned 400 kw in each of the last 3 months as opposed to 1600 for july .Thankfully vts net metering program allows me to use the excess capacity from summer for up to a yr from generation.  I have…"
Feb 4
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Wow that is a lot of fish! How big are the largest?  Thanks for the link, I checked them out looks like you're making the most of your yard! is your greenhouse double skin? i saw a video on YouTube about a Greehouse in canada , the guy…"
Feb 3
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
" Your wood burner retrofit was an Excelent idea I have a old 120 gal watertank over my wood fired boiler in my shop it lays horizontal with the inflow near the top and outflow near the bottom, they work great! I am Guilty as charged on the…"
Feb 3
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Thanks for the excellent advice , if we were closer I would ask to see your setup. my system is about 1700 gallons total and I built the 2  500 gal. Fish tanks to be self cleaning. they have V bottoms ( pic during build below ) with spray…"
Feb 3
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"About 120 bluegill, 6yellow bulkhead, 1 tench, 3 goldfish and a partraidge in a pear tree,ha ha. All caught last Oct in a minnow trap in lake Champlain. It took 3 weeks to train them to eat the Ziegler finish silver 3mm food, at first I had to grind…"
Feb 2
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Yes that sounds like it would keep you busy, I am planning to add some verirmiculture ,but since I don't have media beds it will be a separate unit. What kind of fish are you currently raising?"
Feb 2
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Thanks Jeff, new to Aquaponics not building, now retired from 35 years as a self employed contractor. it was and is a fun project,lots of keeping my brain busy with research ,designing and building. do you have pics of your setup you would…"
Feb 1
Kurt Fischer replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion How to handle Potasium/ Calcium supplimentation when Ph never goes below 7.4
"Hi fellow Aquaponicers, I,m I newbie in Charlotte,Vermont , water temp is set at 70 my tomatoes are blooming, but the older leaves  are starting to show some intervenal clorossis . I have added cleated iron witch got everything growing like…"
Jan 31
Kurt Fischer joined Jeremiah Robinson's group
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Cold Weather Aquaponics

This group serves the needs of those who grow in the cold parts of the world.  We'll discuss greenhouses, insulation, air sealing, fish selection, heaters, etc...See More
Jan 31
Kurt Fischer replied to Ross G's discussion Lettuce not growing
"Hi Ross, have you resolved your issue with growth?  I started planting my system in Dec.of 2018. My nitrates are about 40 and have been picking lettuce, beat greens and swissschard for a few weeks. when I was having trouble it was iron , it…"
Jan 31
Kurt Fischer updated their profile
Jan 31
Kurt Fischer is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Jan 30

Profile Information

How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
Aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
raft
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
1000 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Tail
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Builder, coach, have been organic gardening for 45 years creator of the firs combined Aquaponic greenhouse/ solar array that tracks the sun. This is a clip I sent to some friends on Christmas morning I talk a bit about the making of the project. https://youtu.be/gnPaUb7zH6M
This one shows the latest growth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsw9QQ1rFLw

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