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New Aquaponics Series from Jack Spirko

 
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So guys and gals I had a desire to overwinter a few hundred tilapia fry this year so that my final size next year would be bigger.  I was going to just toss a heater in a 100 gallon tank and call it good but decided to do an educational project along with it.  This is rapidly turning into a full on course in Aquaponics for free.  Here are the first five episodes.  











Episode Six and Seven will be out soon the full playlist can be followed at http://bit.ly/indooraqua
 
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Thanks for sharing Jack. I always like your podcasts as well. I have a Rubbermaid Stock tank system too. A 150gal sump/fish tank and two 50gal flood drain beds. It was easy to build and very low maintenance compared to my previous (first) system. I put it on wheels for when it's time to move in a few years. Basically a micro greenhouse on wheels if I choose to close it. I integrate shelves to hold supplies and keep it clean looking.

Mysuburbanhomestead is my YouTube channel name

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I've been keeping up on this series & am loving it. I have been wanting to find something that could be productive during these cold Idaho winters, esp since my property has a mountain to the South.. so it gets a little less light, and a later start than most.

Also, Jack, as a FYI.. I tried watching your other Aquaponics & Aquatics playlist, but the list plays backwards in time..  It starts with the most recent, then plays the day before, then the day before that... so you cannot start at the beginning and watch forward.

Keep up the great work, I'm going to check if Tractor supply still has the sale on those rubbermaids...

 
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I have a similar setup in my basement for winter growing. I used an IBC bottom 24" deep, placed a 1" styrofoam hinged top on it and a 2'x4' grow bed mainly to filter the water. Initially I intended to use it as  a backup just in case something happened to my main tank in the greenhouse and I wouldn't loose all my fish. Now I just grow lettuce and do different experiments. Your grow box with the net cups may not work because the fish will eat the roots.
 
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Episodes 6 and 7 are live.  8 should be out soon.  




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Episode 8 is 30 minutes long, mostly Q&A if you have questions for future episodes ask away.  

 
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J Hymay wrote:
Also, Jack, as a FYI.. I tried watching your other Aquaponics & Aquatics playlist, but the list plays backwards in time..  It starts with the most recent, then plays the day before, then the day before that... so you cannot start at the beginning and watch forward.



Thanks for pointing that out, I have changed the settings on that list.
 
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I've been saving some large metal horse watering tanks with the thought of doing an aqumonics system. But
theres no room in the house, it would have to be in an unheated out building. My yard gets down to 10 degrees winter nights. Yesterday it was 18 degrees. In April!
I'm assuming this is not doable in my case. If I'm wrong, somebody please educate me. I'm a 70 year woman who has to pay a handyman for stuff like this, so dont want to make any expensive mistakes.
The good news is, my new outside oyster mushroom garden is doing GREAT!
 
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very interesting!  Thank you for the videos Jack!
 
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Thank you for the thread Jack! I listened to you for many years back when I was commuting for several hours each day.

Now that I am only commuting for around 10min I have several more free hours each day to garden. I think I may download some more episodes to listen to while out in the yard. After listening to you (and others) speak I began to see opportunity and potential everywhere I looked at the world around me.

How is your system doing these days?
 
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