"Hello Joel - I'm in Port Townsend (45 minutes from the Bainbridge ferry). I'm running a 5 inch gravel/flood and drain system for 100 sq. ft. bed. You are welcome to stop by and test the waters in April. I can be reached via this…"
"Mike, Re: Research... I have a "PortableFarm.com" set up that I've only experienced for 6 months here in the NW. The summer use shows great promise. Winter is so so... the cold weather crops are "ok", but I wouldn't…"
"I like the Walapini idea, maybe in my next home/life... Good to know that you are able to keep it it dry. I'll give circulating fans a try again. We are wrapped in 100 ft tall Douglas Fir which block the winter sun, I must run…"
"Hi Ron - the biggest issue that I hadn't been forewarned about was mold. The greenhouse I selected (SunGlo) is excellent on many levels (snow load, good for 80 MPH winds, perfect lighting...) the high humidity of an aquaponics systems is…"
"I look at this a different way, the greenhouse isn't a food bank it's a hedge fund. Wells cost a lot to dig, but no one compares the cost of well water over buying a lifetime of bottled water (when no water is available). No one…"
"Thanks Ian - The beds have 2 inch wood walls. I would think that would be enough, but perhaps not. The I have insulated the settling tank, but not the pipes. I'll give your suggestion a try, however, it's hard to imagine how bubble wrap…"
"Thanks for experience lesson. Good to know that tilapia are hardier than advertised - still don't want to torture the little babies... I hadn't considered the air issue, but will have a battery back up for that ASAP as we lose power…"
"I'm in the NW with 30 degree nights and 40 degree days. (no direct sun during this part of the year)
I insulated my 300 gallon tank using packing peanuts and 2 inch insulation and a plywood all around. I use two tube heaters - a 150 watt…"