Shipping

Please check the shipping address listed in your paypal transaction as you check out! If that address is wrong contact me ASAP since I pack and ship orders quickly and I do it based on the address paypal gives me. I prefer you have a confirmed paypal address since unconfirmed addresses mean I need to confirm the shipping address with you (this takes time and can delay shipping.) If you get an e-mail from me with a subject like Re: Payment received from your e-mail@your e-mail.com it is me trying to confirm something about your order before I can ship, please open it and respond if you want your order shipped asap.

I do not earn money on the shipping. The paypal calculator is not very flexible so if it over charges you for shipping, I will refund the difference. There is a place on paypal where you can add instructions about shipping (for instance if the shipping address is a business address according to UPS/Fed Ex it might allow me to save you money on shipping for certain products if I know about it, otherwise I have to assume residential shipping. If you add your phone number there I can use your phone number if I ship via Fed Ex for certain products and they can call you if there is an issue with delivery.)

If Paypal doesn't charge you for shipping, it is probably because you are in another country or someplace I don't normally ship to, I will be contacting you about it since I will need to find out the shipping costs to your location and send you an invoice for the shipping or refund your order if I can not ship to you or if you don't want to pay the shipping. I normally Sell in the USA but have occasionally shipped packages internationally.

Plants and Fish I only sell in Florida at this time and I am not set up to ship fish yet.

Return and Refund Policy

I try very hard to quickly answer questions about products before the sale. If you are uncertain about a product please ask, I want to make sure that what you buy is what you need and what will actually work for you.

If you buy a product and change your mind about it later and want to return it, I will have to charge a re-stocking fee and I can only accept returns on unused items. I can only make refunds for 60 days after the purchase through paypal. I do not refund the shipping or pay return shipping unless the reason for the return is on my end.

Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. If I'm not expecting something to come back, I won't know what to do with it if it actually makes it to me. Some packages are shipped direct from the manufacturer and simply mailing something back to them won't get you a refund.

If there is a problem with a product, please contact me so we can work something out. Some items are covered by warranty.

Aquaponic Systems

I am still in the process of working out what products are most appropriate but in the mean time (until I can work out more inexpensive methods) I can offer the following in Florida.

(Below is an example of barrel-ponics system – easy to build, maintain ….. ideal first time DIY backyard aquaponic system) Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System Mini Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System

Barrel-ponics aquaponics-system

Barrel-ponics aquaponics-system

Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System

Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System

Mini Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System

Mini Zipgrow Tower Aquaponics System

Complete turn key system with all parts that you would put together yourself or in Florida, I can build these
Anyone interested in a basic aquaponics system with 300 gallons of fish tank and 300 gallons of gravel filled grow bed for $3000 (Could grow out up to 30 plate size fish the first season more once mature.)

A more complex Aquaponics system that could support double the fish load and produce double the veggies for $6000.

I have also priced out building some small systems but outdoors here in Florida I can’t really recommend them as complete stand alone systems since the temperatures will swing a bit too extreme for my comfort.
Anyway, The “Mini Kitten 50″ would be a 100 gallon fish tank with 4 50 gallon flood and drain grow beds and that one would be $1500 (It would come with beds, plumbing, water pump, indexing valve and timer as well as gravel guards) You would need to provide your own media and I can recommend an air pump or aeration water pump for such a system. The Mini kitten 50 would provide more plant space and take up a larger footprint.
And for those with really restricted space I figured out a mini kitten 100. This one would have the 100 gallon fish tank and two 100 gallon grow beds where the top half would flood and drain so this would still have lots of filtration but only half the plant space of the mini 50. $1300.
Both the Kitten systems would require about 1 cubic yard of media or about 1.25 ton if using the 1/2″ river rock from Pebble Junction in Sanford Florida where they sell by weight instead of volume.

I still need to set some of this up to take pictures so people can see what they would be getting.

I am working on partial kit plans that would allow customers to save on the bulky parts by providing a list of items they can get locally and I would ship the harder to acquire items in a package appropriate for the system they are building. Lets call this a Stocktank-aponics kit. $500.
Contact me and I can put together a kit appropriate for your situation. I hesitate to simply say here is the kit and list of needed parts because almost every situation will be different and even if I put together a few standard kits, almost everyone will need some personal customization and help to get what they need. For the above price I can put together kits appropriate for anything from a 100 gallon fish tank with 200 gallons of grow beds up to a 300 gallon fish tank with 600 gallons of grow beds.

I have tried many different things and have learned many pros and cons of each material. Since I am in Florida, definite termite territory, I can no longer recommend using wood in conjunction with pond liner, even if it is not touching the ground, if it is outdoors, I wouldn’t trust it.

I can build big fish tanks for those who wish larger constant height in fish tank systems or just want deep water for their fish so they grow big and strong.

And of course I can offer expertise installing Aquaponics Indexing valves and have the longest experience of anyone with the gravity modified indexing valves as my Big System was the first test subject to see if gravity flow from an aquaponics system could operate an indexing valve. I have developed a method of automating a low pressure high flow valve that can operate an indexing valve and can offer this for more complex Aquaponics System Designs.

For those interested in complete DIY here is a good starting point.

The Barrel-Ponics Manual by Travis W. Hughey is available free Barrel-ponics Manual

If you want details on build IBC systems, please go download the IBC of Aquaponics from Backyard aquaponics

Contact me about options for custom Aquaponics system design.

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