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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Friendly Aquaponics
"I was referring to those participating in training frequently. Vlad and Rob know their stuff for sure and Dr. Savidov has done further research on Rakocy's designs, but I am not aware of him teaching in the states. And by 'know what they…"
11 minutes ago
Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's blog post How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics
"New to me too but Wiki says it is NOT for potable water and cPVC is the best. (less plasticizers).  So much to learn and sort out. Well then the AL should be fine! Cool. What is the tubing material inside the AL to be?"
1 hour ago
Jim Fisk commented on Max Gfx's photo
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"Well said Averan and I meant no offense toward Nate. There is a huge market for the hobbyist as well (as Steve J would say "The rest of us") and I am not sure who was throwing stones at Larry but I wanted to lend him my support."
1 hour ago
Jim Fisk replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"I have a few crappy vids on YT HERE That sounds like a great project. Take it slow and steady and beware entangling alliances."
1 hour ago
Averan commented on Max Gfx's photo
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"Apples and oranges. Nate's towers are designed for commercial use. In other words, designed to last and to minimize the time it takes to plant and harvest. And designed to be able to set up easily in a variety of locations. Your towers are…"
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Jim Fisk commented on Max Gfx's photo
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"Some research and some do. BTW I added drip waste oil to 2 of my woodstoves last Fall and went thru about 60gal of oil. A slight odor in the air at times but it sure helped us get thru a doozy of a Winter with temps at Minus 20F. I was going to use…"
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Max Gfx commented on Max Gfx's photo
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"I've been slow at adding any more pictures or videos of this tower system since our weather is changing out here and I have a bunch of insulation work to finish up. I just got around to planting the towers a few weeks ago. I'll get more…"
1 hour ago
Jim Enterline replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Friendly Aquaponics
"I have not known of Dr James Rakocy and his followers. When I started I found much information on this site and also from Friendly Aquaponics, at least they admit their mistakes. And for me that says a lot. There is a wealth of information if you…"
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Max Gfx's photo
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"I really like this and will try to fit it in next season after GH is finally finished. Screw "some people" you only have to change a design 10% to be in the clear and you have a great advantage in terms of $ by using standard pipe as…"
2 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Jim Fisk's blog post How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics
"Thanks Jim. I'm just using it as a container for the tubing so it won't come in contact with the water. Not familiar with uPVC. Is that something to use for hotter water?"
2 hours ago
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Max Gfx replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Do you have anything online that shows your gasifier wood stove? I have a new plan for using the stainless steel heating coil out of a natural gas fired commercial pressure washer that I got from work. It's about the size of a 55 gallon drum…"
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Welcome to the Trout world. You won't go back "
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"BTW that gear reduction motor is the same one I used to make my fish feeders and they are used on commercial washers for the drain gate so I had plenty on hand as that is what I repair these days. I am a master electrician and I make far more $…"
2 hours ago
Max Gfx replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Funny that you mentioned Trout. A guy that owns a trout farm north of town just gave me 30 Rainbow Trout last weekend ranging in size from 3" to 5" along with a 5 gallon bucket of food and some kind of enzyme powder that instantly eats…"
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Larry, having put together many a set of plans starting in the 70's the best advice I can give is to sit down and explain how you built it to a friend and either vid it or take notes etc.. After that it is just pics or drawings and lists of…"
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Max Gfx's discussion Cheap Aquaponics Heating in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Try trout. Here in NE TN they have been by far the easiest to raise in our 2500g system that we heat with our own gasifier woodstove and they are a real treat in terms of taste as well. "
2 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's blog post How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics
"Hi Jeff, IMHO I would stay clear of aluminum in your system. It corrodes like crazy and many MDs attribute such things as Alzheimer's disease to the heavy use these days in cooking. Cancer clinics won't allow it either. We threw our…"
3 hours ago
Scott Roberts replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Friendly Aquaponics
"I've been to workshops with Mr. Story, and while he's very good at promoting his product, I didn't learn a darn thing. "
3 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Jim Fisk's blog post How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics
"Jim, I need your opinion on material for my water heater box that I plan to run over the top of my wood heater exhaust stack. Is there any reason I shouldn't use rigid aluminum for the box since it's a very conductive material? I have lots…"
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