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Sacramento Aquaponics

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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
Members: 153
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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IBC Fishtank Cooling System?

Started by Jennifer Anaya. Last reply by Paul Trudeau on Friday. 3 Replies

Good morning! We have an IBC that we're going to use for our fish, but the water in it is currently in the high 80s/low 90s. I'm afraid to put the fish in there, especially when we have another heat…Continue

Tomato plants 80 days post seeding no flowers

Started by Kathy Grimes. Last reply by Bob Campbell Jun 12. 2 Replies

We planted our first aquaponics crop of tomatoes, spinach and celery. I would appreciate any feedback to the following outcomes. Aquaponics unit: "Barrelponics" built from 3- food grade 55 gal…Continue

Tags: Tomatoes

State Fair 2014 - last call for volunteers!

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Justin Jun 11. 1 Reply

Last call for volunteers! Anybody interested in volunteering at State Fair AP exhibit this year, email Justin at: …Continue

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Comment by Bill Swearingen on February 4, 2014 at 1:07am
Just getting started with AP . I live in Lodi and am wondering if anyone else is in Lodi/ Stockton area?
Comment by Casey Haas on January 29, 2014 at 4:37pm

Hi Kathy, congratulations on your new system! Check out the discussion forum box above regarding February 8th. Freshwater Fish Company will be open to the public that day. They sell fish that are OK with the California Department of Fish and Game (i.e. catfish, bluegill, and bass among others). They have open public days every so often and they are right in your backyard. Tilapia are illegal in California in all but five Southern California counties according to the Department of Fish and Game. They also require water temps over 65 F to survive the winter. If you manage to get your hands on any, you'll need a tank heater.

Check out the main community forum for discussions on fishless cycling prior to buying any fish (or check out Sylvia's book Aquaponic Gardening.) You can cycle with fish, but I would expect to lose some or all of them doing it that way. Cycling may take longer than usual during the winter months since the bacteria like temps above 65 F.

Good luck!

Comment by Kathy Grimes on January 29, 2014 at 4:27pm

I am new but I believe I understand this should be posted as a discussion.  I will move it there.

Comment by Kathy Grimes on January 29, 2014 at 4:17pm

We just built an Aquaponics system using instructions kindly shared by Travis Hughey Barrel-Ponics (Aquaponics in a barrel).  We are ready to test the system but not really sure what steps should be taken before we add fish.  Also, we live in Wilton, CA (south east of Elk Grove) and not sure where to get fish talapia?? if anybody has suggestions.  The system is set up in a greenhouse on our property. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

 

Comment by Erik Powell on January 6, 2014 at 6:03pm
I'm new here check out my tower pics and my garden.
Comment by Schaefer Myrick on December 5, 2013 at 11:27pm

Hi every one. I just posted some pics of my first build. Please check them out, your feed back would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Paul Trudeau on October 11, 2013 at 12:22pm

TIM YOU CAN POST A DISCUSSION RIGHT IN THIS GROUP FOR ONLY SAC FOLKS< JUST LIKE YOU WANT.  SEE "+Add a Discussion" RIGHT ABOVE THIS WINDOW

Comment by Tim N on October 11, 2013 at 12:21pm

My apologies. I'm still a newbie here

 

I wanted to post where mainly only Sacramento people can see since they live in the area and understand my concerns. I didn't know I shouldn't post it here.  I'll move my post to a more appropriate area.

 

Thanks guys

 

TN

Comment by Paul Trudeau on October 11, 2013 at 12:03pm

Casey, I second that suggestion.  Everyone, please use Discussion rather than Comment for most topics.  Thanks. 

Comment by Casey Haas on October 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

Hi Tim,

Congratulations on your system! I'd love to share, but answers to questions can get a little lengthy at times. Would you mind starting your question as a discussion (see above) so that we can give it appropriate attention without hogging the comment wall? Thanks!

 

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