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San Antonio Aquaponics

A place for San Antonio aquapons to gather local Knowledge and resources.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Oct 7

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Meet up on Sat. November 8th at 10am, at Rainbow Gardens (Thousand Oaks)

Started by Josh Goode Oct 7. 0 Replies

Hi y'all, we'll be meeting up for an aquaponics seminar & IBC tote system build on Saturday November 8th at Rainbow Gardens. Meet up starts at 10AM and we will have an interactive seminar and…Continue

Welcome our new moderator Patsy Taylor

Started by Patti Taylor Jun 5. 0 Replies

Patsy currently runs the san Antonio meet up group and comes highly recommended from the Texas Transfarming group I'm a huge fan of. She is a very down to earth person and enthusiasts about…Continue

Fearless Leader Wanted

Started by Patti Taylor Mar 20. 0 Replies

Looking for a Replacement to run SA Aquaponics. PM me if your interested.Thanks

Anyone out there?

Started by Robert Weaver. Last reply by Patti Taylor Mar 20. 3 Replies

Is this a dead group? Are their active members in the SA area. Austin is too far to travel to collaborate with othersContinue

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Comment by John O'Larnic on June 9, 2014 at 9:18pm

Hi guys, I have a new NFT system.  What crops can take this hot weather?  The system is outdoors? 

Comment by Rick kolb on June 1, 2014 at 9:27pm

Hello San Antonio , anyone in San Antonio wanting to do large scale aquaponics?

I have been in aquaponics for over two years and now ready to build a commercial system here on the north side of town. Looking for someone who might like to work ( paid job) with me ??

Let me know. You can email me at rkolb01 at G mail dot com

Comment by Matt Lindley on April 9, 2014 at 4:36pm
I built my own tank, about 250 gallons and lined it with insulation board. I was contemplating running heaters next winter, but I was not sure how much that would run my bill up. I definitely want to avoid killing my fish though. My water got down into the low to mid 50's so I need to make sure it is 20 degrees warmer.
Comment by Troy Smiddy on April 9, 2014 at 4:22pm

We started with goldfish. Then Alex gave us a bunch of Tilapia and they were doing well. We had some that were bigger than my hand and some that were only a couple of inches long. Then it got cold and they started dying. We lost about 20-30 fish and were only able to save 10 by putting them in the bathtub in the house. We bought aquarium heaters and put them back outside in one tank but our electricity bill went up quite a bit. We hope to have something else by next winter to heat the hole green house.

Comment by leisannp on April 8, 2014 at 8:49pm
We've given some fish away too but don't have any right now.
Comment by Patti Taylor on April 8, 2014 at 5:39pm
They where hybrids to begin with . I bred them about 5 times and gave those all away.
Comment by Matt Lindley on April 8, 2014 at 5:34pm
Thanks for helping me. One more question if you don't mind. Did you develop your own breeders out of those?
Comment by Patti Taylor on April 8, 2014 at 5:31pm
fingerlings
Comment by Matt Lindley on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm
Did you start with fingerlings or fry? Or did you get breeders?
Comment by Patti Taylor on April 8, 2014 at 5:19pm
I was never able to find any locally unless some fellow aquapons are willing to share. Rob Nash in Austin is where I got mine.
 
 
 

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