At this 2 hr (aprox.) Meetup we will be building out a complete 150 gallon flood/drain aquaponic unit, from start to finish, including tote preparation, plumbing, wiring, and gravel preparation using a new rock sifter design which makes gravel units much easier to construct. A new 1500 watt stainless steel thermostatic heating unit I developed will also be demonstrated and available for sale ($100) Fish feed, timers, plumbing, pumps and totes, all will be available at rock bottom prices for class members.
The TDG site will be the new hub of activity with several different types of systems demonstrated in their greenhouse, its an awesome space. Sign up quick, seating is limited and the class will be indoors so it will go on rain or shine. The class fee is $25, a real bargain for what you will learn. Part of the proceeds go to Texas Discovery Gardens, which is a GREAT organization.
At this Meetup we will also be choosing the next project. Several small systems in the area are now going strong so you'll get to hear more about them and help choose which one we focus on next. Those ready to build can apply for a meetup at THEIR site, all will be considered! The TDG greenhouse is easy to find and there's parking right next door, all inside the fenced Fair Park complex. See this map for the best way to get in to the greenhouse.
275 gallon IBC TOTES I will have a trailer load of IBC totes available, they are 275 gallon units which formerly had vegetable seed oil in them. No toxic chemicals!! If you need totes for aquaponics or rainwater collection, these are good ones. Only $90 each limit four at this time. If you need them delivered, that can be arranged for a VERY reasonable fee (email with address and quantity for that, usually its $10-$20 total).
If you want totes, please sign up QUICK. Last time I offered them they went rather fast and food-grade totes are getting more and more popular as people put in rainwater systems and aquaponic units. This type of container often sells for over $100! Hope to see you all there!