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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
Members: 164
Latest Activity: Jul 15

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Duckweed

Started by Aqua Newbie. Last reply by Richard Bunch Jul 15. 2 Replies

Is there anyone willing to sell/share some duckweed?  I am a newbie and concerned about introducing pollutants/contaminants to my system.  Thanks in advance.Continue

July 18th Freshwater Fish Co Open to the Public 9 am to 2 pm

Started by Freshwater Fish Company - Kathy Jul 13. 0 Replies

 FRESHWATER FISH CO.OPEN TO THE PUBLICJuly 18, 20159:00 AM TO 2:00 PMWHERE:11520 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA  95757Directions:  …Continue

Sacramento Urban Ag Legal Clinic TONITE!!

Started by Paul Trudeau Jun 23. 0 Replies

Sorry for late notice, but I didn't catch flier til now.  Here's the scoop:6:30 to 9:00 pm at Colonial Heights Library 4799 Stockton Blvd. in Sac - wheelchair access unknown.  The event is free of…Continue

Aquaponics at the Fair

Started by Janet Little. Last reply by Paul Trudeau Jun 21. 2 Replies

Hi Paul, are we still going to be volunteering at the Fair this year? I hadn't heard anything about it yet and I would love to come out again.  Continue

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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 production...here 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?

Comment by Paul Trudeau on April 3, 2015 at 4:13pm

biggest I know in City limits (currently) is Sac State http://www.csus.edu/storc/

(though I'm working on a larger one, not yet ready for visitors).

outside City limits:  http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/ErikPowell

further afield:  http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/BlairRice in Grass Valley (haven't talked with him in a while - not sure if up for visitors)

even further:  http://ouroborosfarms.com/ and http://www.schoolgrown.com/, co-located in Half Moon Bay.  Definitely worth the trip!

I'm sure there are more. 

Comment by Vickie Smith on April 3, 2015 at 3:40pm

Hello forum attendees,  Curious as to who has a current larger aquaponics growing operation in Sacramento area.  Any contact recommendations?

 

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