We no longer operate the aquaponics operation but are leaving the information up for others that may be interested in starting their own operation.
Aquaponics Fish Room
Our fish room is insulated with power and heat. We keep the room at 80 degrees F during the winter. This helps keep the water temperature from going too low for the tilapia. The water temperature is usually between 68F and 74F and has stayed within that range with outside temperatures as low as 28F. We had an unusually harsh winter this year and temps dipped to 8 degrees F! The water dropped to 62F during that time frame. The reason the water temp is not the same as the room temp is the fact that the sump tank is outside in the greenhouse. See our Aquaponics set up for details.