Greenhouse and heating for Aquaponics in cold climate of Canada

Hi All,
I am in the design stage of our startup and any advice on the kind of greenhouse required to cater to Canadian cold climate and any good vendors who understand both Canadian weather and RAS systems.


@j.derksen17 @nick.savidov @DMaitland @arvindvenkat Do you Canadians have any suggestions for @bakthulav?

Usually depends on how deep your pockets are, but glass would be most expensive, polycarbonate next and then double poly. A passive solar gh is also another option. In our opinion, most gh companies do not understand aquaponics well, even if they tell you they can help you with it. They understand only the concept, so do not depend on them providing the details when you begin to ask questions about particulars.


Great advice! I used to work for a greenhouse manufacturer, and I found many greenhouse companies like to call themselves turnkey, but most of them only understand the structures, and don’t have any actual growing experience nor do they understand climates and environments.

Hi VB,

I read that with auto thermo-carpeting capability plants can survive -40 C temperature. Not sure if aqualfic animals you raise can also survive that temperature outside. For plants to survive, I believe the inside temperature has to be above freezing. In case the animals won’t survive that low temperature, will deep underground tanks solve the problem?

Thank you.


For a good deep winter greenhouse check the you tube channel arkatopia green house