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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
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Saturday April 9th Freshwater Fish Co Open to the Public 9 am to 2 pm

Started by Freshwater Fish Company - Kathy Apr 4. 0 Replies

FRESHWATER FISH COMPANYWILL BEOPEN TO THE PUBLICApril 9, 20169:00 AM TO 2:00 PM WHERE:11520 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA  95757Directions:  …Continue

FOR SALE: small aquaponics greenhouse - Sacramento

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Paul Trudeau Mar 21. 2 Replies

footprint:  10' x 12'…Continue

Mosquito fish needed

Started by Fishy McFisherson. Last reply by Fishy McFisherson Mar 20. 5 Replies

No fish in my system currently and need some of the little predators. Does anyone in the Sacramento area have a dozen or so they can spare?Continue

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Comment by Fishy McFisherson on February 20, 2016 at 12:04pm

Spotted some FREE LAVA ROCK on craigslist.

Comment by Max47 on February 13, 2016 at 10:48am
This year I plan on only doing direct seeding in my aquaponic garden. I cheated a little, I placed some corn, tomato, bell pepper and cucumber seeds in zip lock bags with a moist paper towel. I placed the bags on top of my fridge for 2 days then added the seeds to one of my growbeds. Once I see these plants poke through the surface I will do the same on the next growbed.

Here's a few links to planting guides
Comment by Paul Trudeau on June 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

though I prefer Discussions for specific topics, am trying to keep an open mind and so will respond via Comment and see how it goes. 

Have discontinued buying Hydroton or similar products due to environmental concerns (mined product requiring lots of fossil fuel for production and transport).  I'm guessing lava rock might be a bit better environmentally, and it's certainly cheaper - can get it free sometimes on Craigs List when people re-landscape, if you don't mind washing it.  Am also intrigued also by biochar after seeing presentations at AA conference last fall.  If it pans out, it would be excellent environmentally - sequesters carbon, little or no emissions in are my notes on biochar from that conference.

Comment by Ken McCown on June 19, 2015 at 1:38pm

I've started my build of my aquaponics setup in my greenhouse. I am using the INDY 11.5 plans from Murray Hallam. What is everyone using for media? I priced expanded shale and it is close to $110 a cubic yard. Yikes! According to the plans I'll need close to 5 yards.

Comment by Fishy McFisherson on May 16, 2015 at 4:05pm

Spotted this on craigslist today. fish tanks - $1 (walnut grove)

"300 gal to 10,000 gal starting at $300.00"

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 6, 2015 at 4:25pm

Thank you Paul for the clarification.  Is the coalition planning any activities this spring?  Your postings have been very helpful to me.  Thank you again for the links previously submitted.

Comment by Paul Trudeau on April 5, 2015 at 1:10pm

original AP operation at Sterling has been discontinued.  Not sure of current status up there

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 7:09pm

Thank you Tom

Comment by Tom Hack on April 3, 2015 at 7:03pm
There was someone working with Sterling Caviar In Elverta, but it is not a true closed loop system as it was using the waste water from the sturgeon tanks and the dumping it. Hard to get an aquaculture farm to change methods.
Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 4:59pm

Thank you Paul!   Where is your farm located?   prediction for visits?


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