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jim mckee
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My aquaponics sys. so far

Started Feb 4, 2013 0 Replies

I completed the work on my greenhouse late summer then wrapped the gh in plastic for the winter and started the system with fish late September. A description of what I have so far. 2 SS tanks…Continue

Some of my family

Started this discussion. Last reply by jim mckee Feb 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Bert and Erny. Gifts from a friend.  Bert is blind in 1 eyeCharlie, was a wander up.Sawdust, Dusty for short.  She's the shop catContinue

Start of my aq system

Started Feb 2, 2013 0 Replies

I completed the work on my greenhouse late summer then wrapped the gh in plastic for the winter.A description of what I have so far.2 SS tanks 250gl each and they are connected with plumbing.Right…Continue

Rosemary in bloom

Started Jan 20, 2013 0 Replies

HowdyI have 2 types of Rosemary growing.One of them is in bloom.  The flowers look like an Iris flower.The plant is full of buds so she'll let'er rip soon.jimContinue


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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, vertical
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Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish
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3 X 250gl
Please tell us something else about yourself.
This yrs goal is gasifier heats aquaponic water. Gas runs engine/generator.

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At 10:42am on October 13, 2011, Jon Parr said…
Hi Jim. I have the same problem with dividing my time making a living, and time on projects that will hopefully change the way I make my living. I'm a diy guy, and hate the thought of buying something that I would enjoy making myself, as with the GEK power pallet, but I have been tinkering for a while now, and I don't have one operational yet. I would think that a 20kw would handle even some light industrial needs, if it ran 24/7. At $.14 per kwh, a 20kw unit would put out about $2000 worth of electricity, and in reality in my area, electricity quickly jumps to $.45 with that kind of usage, making the actual bill more like $5000. That is to say, if you are planning a grid system, and your electricity bill is less than $2-3000 per month, then a 20kw should be sufficient. Of course, all bets are off if you plan an offgrid system, or if you do not want your generator running 24/7. I figured a large hopper of chips and a continuous grid system would be the least maintenance. Running the exhaust through a radiator would make a simple heat exchanger to dry dogs, I would think.

Good talking to you, keep me posted. I'll do the same

At 8:44am on May 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Hi Jim,  Sounds like you have quite a project going on!  Please post this as a new post in the Forum topic Member System Introductions, and add some pictures in the photo section.  I know this community would love to hear all about it!

At 7:37pm on April 21, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Jim

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.

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.



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