This is a group for those that want to stay connected with Green Acre Aquaponics. At Green Acre, we are focused on optimizing commercial growing with the newest techniques and technologies for integrated system growing. Recognizing the value of integrating media bed growing into raft (DWC) technology, this hybrid aquaponics design optimizes nutrient density by allowing the additional metabolization of valuable solids typically removed from DWC systems. Why remove the most valuable element in…See More
There is now an extreme urgency in developing new systems to grow as much food in as little space as possible. The only problem with this is as man develops different systems they will develop less expensive methods but they will always sacrifice quality over cost, and I guarantee you this will be the case here.Look at today’s Agricultural system, they genetically enhance the seeds to provide strategic mutations that kill or disarms pests or blight, they produce quantity in less acreage too.…See More
To bring anyone in and around the Caribbean that have knowledge and those that want learn about aquaponics together. Build up a knowledge base of people and resources to work together and help bring this system of food production into the public eye.Anyone with a system willing to show others, anyone wanting help, lets start an open group to teach, learn and develop systems suited to our island homes.See More
"Ok, lets just say that weighing fish feed was an interesting experience this morning. It was harder to visualize how much I usually give them. Totally misjudged and they got a nice big breakfast this morning :) I think the…"
"I read up on some recent Duckweed discussions here on the site. Sounds like i'm avoiding most of the hassle of Duckweed but gaining the benefits because this duckweed pool is not part of my main veggie beds."
A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them. Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!See More
"I have 15 years in recirc systems, I have been following the discussions. I gather cycle means to run your system for a period of time. I also gather that you intend for the root systems to perform the bio-filtration for the fish waste…"
"I don't know how having an IBC filled at the end of it would work, I think it would all just drain out into the pipe and into the ground.
Or are you talking about just using the IBC as a compost tea brewer and just watering from it into the Ag…"
"Great answer TCL
I am very interested to try open method, I am thinking of putting an IBC at one end and running Ag pipe from the bottom of it into the bed. Then filling the IBC with compost, wondering about having layer of Bio Car or even fresh…"
"Well there are a couple of things to mention... First your nice looking system is very young and your first couple of crops won't be your best. Aquaponics continues to develop for up to 2 years. You will see your yield continue to improve over…"
Don't knock those little fishy guys, there is a guy here in Phoenix growing AP with guppies, 1000's of guppies.
You are correct in thinking that you need to add plant load to get a handle on the green water issue. I…"