I have been finding lots of people that know alot about Aquaponics. First of all I went on a tour of Rhibafarm in Chandler. They have large containers full of Tilapia fish and some water troughs that plants float on the water using foam sheets, its a very impressive operation.
A week ago I went and visited George Brooks which has a high degree in aquaponics. He was teaching the basics of aquaponics at Hometown Hydroponics in Tempe. If interested you can find him on Facebook.
Lastly im going to go check out Garden Pool Guy and his operation tonight.for haloween. I have heard that his setup is very innovative. I also heard he sells fish which I am at that point with my system.
Yesterday I went to Western Ranchman on 32nd Street and found that Greg Peterson was having some classes about chickens and urban farming. One thing he said that I havent done enough of is observing. I have always been a big planner, sketching up things I want to build or arrange. Knowing where the sun is in relation to where you want your garden is important, where the water flows in a yard is important too. The main reason why I am talking about observing is because if you are thinking aquaponics you should first consider many places in your yard to setup a system. Think about the things you need to operate the system effectively.