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Maryland Aquaponics

I live in southern Maryland (Newburg) and looking for others who are interested in or actively have a system in Maryland.See More
24 minutes ago
Paul Smith replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Hear is a link to the Earthan Group in Australia. Here is a short article about the man behind the group. ABOUT OUR DIRECTOR Paul Van Der Werf has a long and diverse career within the agriculture and aquaculture industries. It all started…"
2 hours ago
Matt Kobal replied to Jennifer Raya's discussion Tilapia in the ground?
"I think a lot depends on where you live.  The constant ground temperature will keep your water temp from large temperature swings, but is usually too cool for tilapia.  I use the cooler ground temp to keep my water cool, both summer and…"
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Jennifer Raya posted a discussion

Tilapia in the ground?

I am working on building a greenhouse for our AP system. We currently are using goldfish for an outdoor system but would like to try using an edible fish like tilapia. We tried last year with the Tilapia but they all died off when the temperature…See More
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Philippe Pauvert replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Thank you Paul, very interesting the evaporation job. Here is a picture of my planned "grow box". That's the one on the right side, it's 28 by 7 feet. Height is just good for 1 foot gravel and 1 foot media mix. Temperature…"
5 hours ago
Neda Nemati commented on Sylvia Bernstein's page Aquaponics Job Board
"Hi,  I am looking for a job/Co-op position in Toronto. I have experience in Tilapia farming, feed formulation and production of pellets.  If anyone has contacts they could introduce me to that would be greatly appreciated. My email is…"
5 hours ago
Mike replied to Bryan Acred's discussion Automatic cutoff
"Jim, I love this setup for your SLO but have 1 question.. What is the advantage of the cut in the tee for a "skimmer"?  I am setting up my system and want to build something similar to your SLO but on a slightly smaller scale and…"
5 hours ago
Michael Garver Jr. posted a blog post

Forward thinking

Well, deeper pockets opened up and I am allowed to get a solar system to operate the water and air pumps, as well as the potential heater needed to keep the water pleasant in the winter time. It means more research, but who minds that?I've decided…See More
7 hours ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion my tank is infested with algae
"https://vault.myvzw.com/webcs/app/share/invite/VTDHaQaWjb Here is a picture of the fish tank that I have my catfish in"
22 hours ago
Andrew posted a discussion

my tank is infested with algae

I have 25 Chanel catfish ( fingerlings about 3 months since I got them ) I did have some blue gills in with them bad mistake catfish where killing them off I now have the blue gill inside my home well my question is is there any type of algae eaters…See More
22 hours ago
Paul Smith replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Here is a picture of the box construction."
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Paul Smith replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Philippe,I use what I call, grow boxes, which are wicking boxes.  I use a plastic cover with holes cut for the plants.  That way when the sun shines on the plastic, it causes the water to evaporate up through the media, condense on the…"
yesterday
Philippe Pauvert replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Thank you Paul. Very interesting site. My concern is more of the structure of the mix that of it's ingredients. Imagine a 2 mm broccoli seed 2 mm below the surface of the WB. The bottom of the gravel (Earthan) will be about 2 feet right…"
yesterday
Paul Smith replied to Philippe Pauvert's discussion Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings in the group Wicking bed growers
"Here is a Youtube link to Michael McGroarty's video about rooting cuttings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyXSNzywqvw"
yesterday
Luc van Lier posted a discussion

business plan for commercial aquaponics

we are looking for a businessplan for aquaponics in Bulgaria/ we have investors ready who ask us for an affordable BP with concrete numbers and all info.  This must include wintertime also, as we would produce all year round     we would like to…See More
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Philippe Pauvert added a discussion to the group Wicking bed growers
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Wicking bed for seedling and cuttings

Hi,What would be a suitable media mix to ensure adequate capillarity and soil quality for seedling and cuttings?Since the WB will be in a aquaponics system it will be of the Earthan type, if there is no inconvenient..Any help much appreciated.See More
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George replied to paul burton's discussion Bio char in aquaponics
"Biochar - I wouldn't count on it as a long term buffer for PH.  Nitrification will always drive PH down and the liming effect from adding biochar is temporary, in my experience.  "
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George replied to paul burton's discussion Bio char in aquaponics
"It has been written about here before but not a lot.  The only problem I recall with it is that when used as surface media, it wicks moisture to the surface.  Otherwise, it should make a great nitrifying media due to its porous structure…"
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