Aquaponic Gardening

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Mary Hunt
  • Port Townsend, WA
  • United States
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Mary Hunt replied to Joel Bidnick's discussion Can I visit and collect data on your aquaponic garden in the Northwest? in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"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…"
Mar 29, 2016
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Jan 5, 2016
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Jan 1, 2016
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Dec 31, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Dec 30, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"That is the first time I've head about the bacteria dying off if the water isn't hot enough. Thank you for that piece of useful advice!"
Dec 29, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"That's a thought. Thanks. "
Nov 23, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Nov 23, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Nov 23, 2015
Mary Hunt replied to Jeff S's discussion To heat or not to heat in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
Nov 23, 2015
Mary Hunt 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
Nov 23, 2015
Mary Hunt updated their profile
Nov 18, 2015
Mary Hunt joined Rick Stillwagon's group
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Northwest Aquaponics

To discuss regional issues with those in the Northwest
Nov 18, 2015
Mary Hunt is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Jul 7, 2015

Profile Information

How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
portablefarms review
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
300 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
gill
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I'm retired from green business marketing and have challenged myself to see how much I can grow in the space of a 3 car pole barn.

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