Aquaponics System setup and maintenance

  • September 20, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Ever since I saw the man's setup on Doomsday Preppers I've been very interested in this! I finally have a date and place.  When arriving at the farm remember this is an urban farm so parking might be a bit of a trick the owner did tell me that we can park in the driveway and across the front lawn. I will be there prior to anyone's arrival and will guide you all where to park.

This gentleman that owns the farm has a ton of knowledge on how to set up and maintain a aquaponic system and currently is using the system to grow tons of vegetables.  So bring your questions and concerns also the owner has the components of his system for sale so if you are interested in setting up such a system he can walk you through the process.

Thank you all for your patience on putting this event together and i'll see you there!

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  • Jim

    Nice day, nice folks, good information = good experience

    September 20

  • Jim

    Nice day, nice folks, good information = good experience

    1 · September 20

  • Brian

    Learned alot today never knew how much goes into a system as such .. I want to thank everyone that came out today also a huge thank you to Pat for all the education and for sharing his knowledge!

    1 · September 20

  • CJ

    :( writing 2 papers today. Not going to make it. I am bummed.

    September 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    if anyone is driving up from Pittsburgh, let me know. Would love to go ,but don't trust car.

    September 11

  • Brian

    Hi all, Just got off the phone with guy that has a aquaponics system and is willing to host a class at his place in Collegeville PA it should happen in about a month or so just have to hash out the details.

    July 23

  • Bobby S.

    I'm interested. Sounds like a self-sustaining food source. Probably needs TLC to stay viable. I'm all in.

    November 6, 2013

  • Brian

    OK folks i've been working on finding someone to present this topic for almost a year and so far it's been a journey to say the least ..i'm gong to talk to a place in Barto PA who does hydroponics farming (found this with the help of a farmer friend) the only difference is there is no animals involved with hydroponics but i'm still gonna give it a shot and see what they can offer us as far as a tour or a presentation. Stay tuned still working on this one!

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Jutta V.

    I've seen it on doomsday preppers and would like to find out more about it.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    P.s. My current system is solar run off one small pump and is based on a large Tote system.

    July 4, 2013

    • Erica

      Sounds perfect!

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can also provide squeezings to help start up systems. This is essential to your system it is what provides the nitrogen producing bacteria. I started my the hard way...peeponics. I introduced fish and my own ammonia...long story!

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to be annoying, I just read down your posts. I would love to give a class on it. I could show how to make it(i.e. bell siphons, nitrosomas, starting with/without fish, different systems) as well as share issues I encountered and solutions I found. I can also lend my experiences of having an indoor system(costly..ish) and what led me to an outdoor solar based system as well as my project of outdoor solar powered and heated through winter. I am really into this if you haven't gathered. I would love to share. This stuff really grows fast! I grew my fish from fingerlings and they are big now and have multiplied. I haven't lost one.

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an aquaponics setup that has been running for 9 months. Indoors initially and now outdoors. I am a nut for aquaponics. I have two grow beds that incorporate vermiculture as well as ebb and flow. I have a well established eco system with blue tilapia. It started out as 15 and now have over thirty. Please see about having this after the 14th of August! I really would like to meet everyone. Ive done a lot with this. I am located in Adamstown,PA.

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ask attendees

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be sometime in the next few months. I have a system about two thirds completed and will be able to demo the setup and maintenance aspect once it is running. I also have a great deal of info, ebooks and videos about this topic as it has become a large passion of mine.

    4 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been thinking of setting up a small system for proof of concept. This will be helpful.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Curiosity gets this cat!

    March 17, 2013

  • Steve

    This is a great topic! As I had mentioned at the meetup, this is something I had begun to look into in the six months. It seemed a few others had an interest as well.

    March 17, 2013

  • Brian

    Well finally found someone that has an aquaponics system and is willing to teach the subject!! YIPPY!!! I'm still working out the details but it most likely will be held in August.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Erica

    Thanks Brian. That'd be good. There doesn't seem to be much interest. I think aquaponics is definitely worth looking into since it's self-sustaining.

    March 12, 2013

  • Brian

    Well spoke to two different folks about this one guy kinda had a clue to what it was and knows a lot about setting up and maintaining fish tanks and plants I can put you guys in touch with him.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this would be interesting.

    March 11, 2013

  • Erica

    Thanks Brian!

    March 3, 2013

  • Brian

    i'm meeting with someone tomorrow about this subject i'm sure he might want compensation to do such a class. We will see how far I get with this guy I personally do not know him he was referred to me by a friend.

    March 3, 2013

  • Brian

    I know nothing on the subject at all but I will talk to a friend of mine possibly to teach this or if anyone knows of somebody and they are willing to share with usi will let everyone know if this is possible. Thanks Erica for the suggestion and will try my best

    March 3, 2013

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