By: Kevin Schmidt on January 16, 2015
Most of you know what a Rocket Stove is, but for those of you who don’t, let me explain. Afterwards I’ll share how we are uniquely using them to solve lower water temps and further reduce electrical cost.
First, picture in your mind the letter J. That’s basically the blueprint. The small end is an open hole to place small sticks. The flat part at the bottom acts as the burner that “jets” air through it. Then the high part of the J is the flue.Read More
By: Kevin Schmidt on January 15, 2015
No matter who designs and builds your aquaponics operation, you must focus on desired water temperature. This is one of the most important considerations. As you can imagine, getting to and holding water temperatures at the desired level directly relates to how your tanks are constructed, and/or what ancillary systems you have in place to control water temperatures.
This has been a challenge for us. Originally we utilized outside sump pumps with a covered roof in the beginning of winter thinking that would be okay because the water doesn’t stay in there long. At least that was the theory of... Read More