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  1. Thank you for the book recommendation. I have read the book and it is great for what I want to do here in Alberta Canada. It is a bitt colder here than it is on the coast, with two months last year temperatures between -35 to -45 C. Very fricking cold! I am still worried about things freezing and was wondering if it is more practical to shut down the system during the coldest months of the year for a personal use system. I have much to learn and suspect that I must experiment to learn how to make this work in such an extreme climate. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  2. Hi Brooklyn. I had an idea for a video that I think you could do well.

    What do you think about applying some of that risk assessment process the military teaches to a commercial aquaponics system. Walk the system and talk about things like… What ways could this component fail? What would happen if it failed? How likely is that failure to happen? Is that acceptable to me? Could I take that hit? If not, what could I do to reduce either the probability of experiencing that failure or the impact of that failure? Murphey's law also dictates that, if it's gonna hit the fan, it'll wait until the moment you leave for the night, the weekend, or go on vacation.

    For example, I've seen many designs that had me thinking two smaller pumps would be much better than a single one. There are ways to eliminate the reliance on check valves as well. Those things are notorious for only letting you know they failed when you really, really need them to work!

    Eliminating single points of failure has become a bit of a passion project for me on my stuff after experiencing a total system crash. (Gas exchange! Wooo! Things can go sour fast.)

    I can only imagine with some of the thin margins a lot of commercial operations are running at, that a tank of dead fish and the revenue they represent could really hurt. Worse still, if you have delivery commitments that you can no longer meet, you lose customers, and you develop a reputation among the buyers that you can't be relied on! That point can't be stressed enough. That combination could be enough to put someone out of business.

    You often mention paying by spending the thought and financial investment upfront, or you pay it on the back end learning the lesson the hard way. I think this kind of assessment should be integral in any commercial plan right from the initial planning stage, and then periodically as the operation grows and changes.

    Anyway, the idea just popped into my head. Run with it if you want. Or not. 🙂

  3. I have an aquaponics setup on my dining room wall here in Pacific Beach 🙂 Spider mites are my biggest issue though. I've tried everything except for pesticides and lacewings. I've tried ladybugs, carnivorous mites, chili water spray and nothing has worked :/ Love cali but so do the bad bugs

  4. At least Florida is consistent. Cali weather (SF Bay Area) is schizophrenic lately… But Oceanside is gorgeous. This is a great channel, got fam in Michigan who ask this question. Another great one. Shalom

  5. looking to get into this as a hobby hoping it ventures into a small business..worst case scenario I'll be self sustaining n be able to bless some people..being that you built systems out here in So.Cal are tilapia the best for the weather?San Bernardino County.i even thought of doing koi or perhaps another edible fish too.gonna be pouring 20 yards of concrete here soon tired of walking brother about to get that car going start venturing into this thing FOR Real For Real.Thank you for these videos truly are a blessing.

  6. Hey Brooklyn. Is it possible to feed herbs and things like moranga to the fish long term and their flesh absorbs the medicinal compounds which can make their meat a superfood by default? My thinking is in line with the same way antibiotics, pesticides, and steroids as well as heavy metals have been found in most fish and meats.




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