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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
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10 x 12 aquaponics greenhouse build, downtown Sac

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Butch Pornebo 8 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hi folks,Described earlier stages of this project in "what's your aquaonics set-up?" thread but will continue here in this new discussion devoted only to this project.First things first:  hats off to…Continue

Aquaponics plant sale this Sat./Sun. in Sac

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Paul Trudeau Sep 7. 1 Reply

What: Aquaponics plant sale to benefit Luther Burbank High School’s urban gardenWhen: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and SundayWhere: Luther Burbank High School football field parking lot, 3500 Florin…Continue

Freshwater Fish Co OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday September 13th from 9 am to 2 pm

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

FRESHWATER FISH COMPANYOPEN TO THE PUBLICSaturday, September 13, 20149:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.11520 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA  95757Directions:…Continue

Extra Early Bird Ticket to San Jose Aquaponics Conference available.

Started by Luke Swanson Aug 28. 0 Replies

I hope I'm not infringing on any rules here, but me and a group of 2 others bought the early bird group tickets to the San Jose conference from (September 12-14th) before prices rose.We no longer…Continue

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Comment by Darren Loft 9 hours ago

Hi Paul and thanks. I'm very interested in learning about aquaponics. Currently, I work as an RN in ICU, and I live in Sacramento. I would like to build an aquaponic system. Moreover, my son and I want to build a small aquaponic system for his 4H project at his school. However, I have a rudimentary understanding of aquaponics.  I was hoping that you could help me with learning resources, small system ideas and any local Sacramento contacts that my son and I could utilize in this adventure.  Finally, I have a vision for my life and my family. I’m tired of the way our society consumes and waste recourses of our planet. I'm tried of the frankinfood/GMO garbage that is being produce today.  I want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, and in the long run, I eventually want to produce most of our food that we eat. Thank you for your time.

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. 

 

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