Level 2 Aquaponics Class

  • July 13, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Host: Dave Pennington teaches most of this class

Location: Bob Jordan's house

Prerequisite: AP Introduction Class or Equivalent

Overview:

This class picks up where the Introduction to Aquaponics class ends, proving more details on systems Nitrogen Cycle start up, operations, maintenance, and diagnostics, measurements, bell siphons, minerals and treatments, managing pH, etc.

Take this class if you want a stronger understanding of how serious Aquaponics systems work. What you learn is transferable to almost any sized Aquaponics system.

Dave has formal Aquaponics training from the University of Virgin Islands and years of local experience that he imparts to students in an easily understandable and translatable way.

Bob's systems will be available for a short tour.

There will be time for Q&A


Useful Links:

Free: Start-up Cycle Data Tracking Table
http://www.meetup.com/Aquaponic-Fun-Dallas/
http://aquaponicfun.com/general/startup-cycle-data-tracking/

Aquaponic Classes

1/ AP Introduction Class
2a/ One barrel Aquaponics system build or
2b/ One IBC Tote Aquaponics system build
3/ Advanced AP class
4/ Introduction to Commercial (Available late July)
5/ Commercial Aquaponic System Design (Available in August)

Prerequisites

We have designed our classes so you benefit the most from them by taking them in order. It maximizes your and our time and your leaning experience
You are welcome to omit either of the build classes 2a or 2b but, please:
Take 1/ Intro before 3/ Advance
Take 3/ Advanced before 4/ Intro to Commercial
Take 4/ Intro to Commercial before 5/ Commercial Design

Supplies:

Kits

Barrel kits will be available at all but the Commercial classes. You can come to an introduction to Aquaponics or one of the “build” class and leave with a kit ready to assemble, just add the pump, controls of your choice, and some fish, to have a system ready to grow

Barrels

55 gallon plastic barrels are available for $25 each. You may be able to find them cheaper but make sure they are food grade. Some of our barrels do not have the 2 plugs with them, which you will need to build the One Barrel Aquaponic System. You will not need the plugs if you build a Travis Hugley Barrel-ponics system.

Liner

Raft way liner is available for $1/sq ft and comes in 12’ minimum width. So the minimum quantity is 12’x1’ for $12. Just tell us how long a piece you need.

Availability

Supplies are available at most meetings.
Email us if you would like to make sure we will have what you want and tell us which meeting you will attend to pick up your supplies.

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  • Wendell M.

    Great meeting. Plenty of good information.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Ken W.

    When I 1st noticed this meeting the price of admission was only $5.00. Can we still sign up for that? -Ken Winters

    July 12, 2013

  • Casey b.

    Would this b ok for a begginer

    July 6, 2013

    • Dave P.

      Probably not. This class is for those who already have an understanding of the fundamental rules of aquaponics and/or have their own system already.

      July 7, 2013

    • Casey b.

      Perfect i think il b fine

      July 7, 2013

  • Wendell M.

    When I try to rsvp it says I have to pay online now. Is there not an option to pay at the meetup?

    July 2, 2013

    • Dave P.

      Wendell, that's fine we'll see you there.

      July 2, 2013

    • Wendell M.

      Thanks

      July 2, 2013

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