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Aquaponics 101 and IBC Tote System Construction

  • Jun 1, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Now is the time to start thinking about all the great things that you can do in your garden this year! So, if you have ever thought that Aquaponics might be something that you would like to try, but didn't know where to start this would be the perfect thing for you to begin with. Even if you know a little about Aquaponics, this workshop will give you a much greater grasp on the mechanics of the systems and their capabilities.


For this workshop, we will have over SEVEN HOURS of instruction where we will cover just about everything that you need to know to go home to build and operate your own Aquaponic system. For the morning session will go through our "Aquaponics 101" curriculum (detailed below), and then we will have lunch with an informal Q&A to discuss some of the specifics related to "Texas" Aquaponics. Afterward, the afternoon session will be a hands-on construction opportunity to build a demonstration system using the most common component for a backyard AP system -- an IBC tote. Specifically, we will go through the steps to build a system from one tote, and then how to expand it with a second.


For a workshop fee of $75, you will receive over 7 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction, and each participant will receive a hardcopy training manual that contains all of the information presented (Aquaponics 101 and the IBC tote manual.)

We also know that cost is an issue these days, therefore, we offer a complete satisfaction guarantee. If you take one of our workshops and at the end you feel that it was not up to the standards that you expected -- we will refund your money in full.


Morning Classroom Session (9:00 - 12:00)

    • What EXACTLY is Aquaponics?
      • How Does It All Work?
      • System Options and Configurations
    • Common System Types
      • Media System Design Options
      • Deep Water Culture (DWC) Systems
      • Vertical Systems and NFT Designs
      • Hybrid System Design
    • The Physical Components
      • Grow Beds
      • Fish Tanks
      • Sump Tanks
      • Grow Media
      • Pumps / Aeration
      • Plumbing and Siphons
    • The Living Components
      • Fish Selection and Basic Care
      • Plant Selection and Basic Care
    • The Integrated System
      • Cycling - What, Why and How
      • Water Testing - pH, macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients
    • How to Maintain Your System
  • LUNCH (12:00-1:00)
  • Afternoon Hands-On Session (1:00-4:00)
    • 1-Bed / 3-Bed IBC Tote System Build
      • Hands-on construction of the system from start to finish.
      • Manual included with workshop
        • Includes complete material list and cost estimates
        • Tools needed
        • Step-by-step instructions

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  • Janet K.

    This class was a great introduction to Aquaponics ! Adam and David are serious about providing the necessary information to be successful in your endeavors in Aquaponics. Their humble service to the community is a breathe of fresh air and we look forward to working with them in the future. I recommend this class for the beginner :)

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. My venturi bubble works very well! Lots of good tips! Would attend again.

    June 2, 2013

  • Don Y.

    I think it was good, however being new I guess I was expecting more.

    June 2, 2013

  • Stephen H.

    I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.

    June 1, 2013

  • Debbie

    Lots of good information and shared learning!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    rsvps closed but 14 spots left? Can you reopen RSVP or can I just show up with money in hand :)

    May 31, 2013

    • Adam

      Come on Mark. We will see you in the morning.

      May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      May 31, 2013

  • Stephen H.

    I'm coming from West Flower Mound and can gladly take a passenger from the area if anybody wants to ride share.

    May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stephen I'm also in FM. PM me please

      May 31, 2013

  • Sharon W.

    Hi I teach aquatic science in Lewisville and use simple aquaponics with my fish aquariums to conserve water. Now I want to learn how to build one in my back yard.

    May 30, 2013

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