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Mike Konshak
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  • Como, CO
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1st AP System - Ultimate goal to have a sustained system at 10,000 feet elevation

Started this discussion. Last reply by nathaniel taylor Apr 30, 2011. 37 Replies

Hi everyone.I hope that I will gain many new friends during my latest endeavor, to build a sustained aquaponics garden at 10,200 foot elevation.We built our place in 1993 and from day one tried to…Continue

 

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How did you find us?
other
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?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Trout
How big is your fish tank?
250 gallons (947 Liters)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
We have mountain home at 10,300 feet elevation that has been off the grid for over 17 years. We have just installed our 3rd set of batteries. My goal is to research how to minimize the electrical power needs of the aquaponics as well as my well pump (1hp 500 feet down) Because of the location, I will be building a greenhouse under our 8 x 32 ft south facing deck which will contain the AP system(s) and supplemental HP drip systems.

My background is as an electro-mechanical product development engineer in the computer hardware industry. Currently semi-retired (not by choice). I hold 34 US and world patents and this is a technical field I think I could have a lot of fun with. I am currently building some DIY Wind turbines in order to add an additional resource to my photo-voltaics.

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At 7:46pm on March 30, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Mike,

 

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.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


As I mentioned in our call today you will want to check out the Colorado Aquapons group and the Offgrid group (see the Groups tab above).


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.  Great chatting with you today!


Sylvia

 
 
 

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