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Rocket Stove and Hydroponics

 
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We - my husband and I - have plans to (in the next year or so) move into hydroponics that includes vertical growing as well as keeping fish all year round. Mind you - we live in South Dakota with vicious winters. Keeping fish isn't easy in the winter unless you can warm the pools - usually using electric tank warmers...which use a lot of energy and cause high electric bills.

We were wondering if anyone has tried - or has knowledge about - using the rocket stove technology to warm our pools full of fish in the winter inside of a hydroponic greenhouse (3000 sq feet). We don't want to "boil" the fish in the tanks..just keep them heated to a temperature that will allow for raising them to the point of harvesting them.

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Rob Torcellini of Bigelow Brook farms is using one in his geodesic aquaculture greenhouse. You can do a search on here for him and find his youtube channel. He has a lot of info on how he built his, and somewhere he posted some data on performance as well.
 
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Shane McKenna wrote:Rob Torcellini of Bigelow Brook farms is using one in his geodesic aquaculture greenhouse. You can do a search on here for him and find his youtube channel. He has a lot of info on how he built his, and somewhere he posted some data on performance as well.

Here is one of his videos,
more in his channel you will find very to the point. I am stealing a handful of his ideas on the auto feeder and was glad to have found him on the internet.
 
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What about a RMH for an outdoor kitchen or gazebo? All the RMH stuff I've seen has been inside. It should work for entertaining guests on a cool summer night or on a rainy pacific NW day.
 
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