Arizona Aquaponics

Helping each other to learn and grow big nutritious plants and fish to help feed the world.

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TEDx Talk on Aquaponics

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Dec 11. 2 Replies

Attention all beginners

Started by David Schwinghamer. Last reply by Jim Troyer Dec 11. 4 Replies

You are invited

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.. Last reply by Phil Slaton Nov 24. 3 Replies

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Comment by Phil Slaton on December 3, 2014 at 6:18pm

If you use it, and who doesn't, support Wikipedia with your donation today!

Comment by Scott Bloom on December 3, 2014 at 6:09pm

James Matthew- I also wanted to try kang kong for juicing.  Found someone selling seeds on ebay and they are located in Mesa.  Took a chance and ordered some.  If they are viable I can send you a few.

Comment by Bob Wohl on December 3, 2014 at 3:59pm


I was actually thinking of giving that a try. I wonder how long it would take to flood them out? Hour? 2? Hmmm...


Comment by Scott Bloom on December 3, 2014 at 3:15pm

Assuming you are using a bell siphon, take the bell out extend the pipe to a height that will allow the media to be completely flooded. Leave it that way long enough to hopefully force the critters out of the media so you can feed them to the fish.

Comment by Bob Wohl on December 3, 2014 at 1:43pm

Hi all!

Last year spinach seemed to be the easiest crop to grow and kept going all winter long. Obviously, I figured I'd go at it again this year. I added a pack of seeds to one grow bed. A month went by and no sprouts. So I added another pack of seeds and another month goes by with no sprouts.

Today I dug down and looked at where the seeds had laid and I saw baby pill bugs at that depth. I'm thinking maybe the pill bugs are eating the sprouts as they emerge from the seeds. This I hope is not the case as doing transplants of spinach doesn't sound like fun.

Could this be the reason why my spinach hasn't sprouted? If so, how do you fight this battle?

Comment by Arlene Boyle on November 27, 2014 at 8:16pm

I stumbled on this and i had not seen it in a long time. Since this is aquaponics group, I think it is pertinent to many of our own desires. This documentary is a 'dare to dream' and while if you watch it, you might start out saying, ah, this won't work, is utopia, he actually addresses many of my skepticism. So, it does excite me, in a dare to dream sort of way. After all, who in the medieval times, when the King was considered God on earth, and your station is life was pre-ordained, would have thought current democracy and equality possible?

Just a thought, on this wonderful thanksgiving, for which I am grateful not to be homeless, hungry, or wounded in war.

Comment by James Matthew on November 25, 2014 at 3:56pm

anyone know where to get water spinach in the phoenix area? thx

Comment by Kim Romen on November 24, 2014 at 9:13pm

I'll be selling my system come March or so for anyone planning ahead or if anyone here knows of anyone looking to start or grow an AP system.  I'll post some pics at some point. system is a 2 IBC tote garden bed, IBC sump, and IBC fishtank, have them feel free to contact me.  kim romen @ yahoo.

sad to sell it but more on that later.  i'm moving it to make room for a bigger area of water. 

Comment by Kim Romen on November 24, 2014 at 9:07pm

John, i thought u pulled your tomato plants and were going to start new?  what time of year do u do that?  mine didn't do well over the summer so i had to start over, now.  according to the calendar it was time to start them.  i'll cover them on the cold nights.  amazing what 2 goldfish will do!!!

Comment by John Malone on November 24, 2014 at 8:47pm

Tomatoes, and peppers, don't like frost.  At all.  Ever.  I discovered that the hard way in year on of AP when I lost a dozen bell pepper fruit to the first frost.

This morning I noticed that I had ice on the grass on my front lawn, so today I picked what I expect to be the final tomatoes and peppers for this year.

Still and all, a good harvest.  Amazing what just two small goldfish can produce.


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