Aquaponic Consulting Sesson
I will answer questions about particular issues or provide general information about setting up and using an aquaponics system. I can provide this service by phone or online call service. (teamspeak, skype etc) Each session will be around 30 min. (You won't remember a full hour of this stuff, trust me) And I will provide you a link to some videos that I have freely available about my system and how I made it. The session can be general Q and A like why do it, what does it cost and it is worth it. Or we can do more in-depth conversation about floating systems verses bell syphon and how large and placement of your sump tank.
Training & Qualifications
I decided to design and build my own system back in 2012 and after two years of research and planning built my system over a weekend in 2014. So far I have learned alot from my mistakes and found a way to make it as little work as possible with enough food for the volume that my family will use. We are using Tilapia fish and yes we eat them. I am growing tomatoes, basil, mint, eggplant, many kinds of lettuce, spinach, a number of kinds of scallions, kale, and some varied herbs my wife wanted. I run the entire system on 55 watts of power and use gravity based systems to keep the water flowing. I have spoken at a few local food growing groups and have allowed some students from different schools to visit it to learn more. Last year myself and some of the other parents donated their time and we build a pallet garden for my son's school. We then brought out the each of the eight classes one at a time so they could each plant their own pallet. They would water it each week and they got to see their plants grow. So I know a little about gardening and lot about not doing alot of work.
Availability & Preferences
most evening after 7:00pm and during the day if you don't my the occasion interuption.