Sacramento Aquaponics


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Location: Sacramento & surrounding area, California, USA
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Freezing temperature in Sacramento

Started by anthony tran. Last reply by Tom Hack Sep 12. 2 Replies

Hi All,In the Aquaponic Gardening book, Silvia mentioned that bacteria will die off at below 32F and above 120F. I am not worried about 120F here in Sacramento. How do you deal with below 32F? Do you…Continue

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White Sturegon

Started by Tom Hack. Last reply by Fishy McFisherson Sep 11. 1 Reply

Does any one in the Sacramento area know where I can get some Sturgeon fingerlings.  I need about 10 and Freshwater will not have any until 2016.  Tom Continue

local university offering to train & build you an AP system, no charge; RSVP by Friday

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Tom Hack Sep 10. 3 Replies

If that interests you, let me know by this Friday 9/11.  They'll need your name, address, and phone.  This is coming from 2 local professors who have a number of knowledgeable students interested in…Continue

Where to buy fish

Started by Ken McCown. Last reply by Richard Bunch Sep 4. 3 Replies

I have heard of the Fresh Water Fish Company in Elk Grove. Does anyone know of anywhere else to buy fish? I am looking for catfish and bluegill but I think that just knowing of some good sources for…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 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

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

outside City limits:

further afield: in Grass Valley (haven't talked with him in a while - not sure if up for visitors)

even further: and, 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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