Arizona Aquaponics

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

Location: Phoenix
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Latest Activity: Jan 9


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Discussion Forum

TEDx Talk on Aquaponics

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Dec 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Attention all beginners

Started by David Schwinghamer. Last reply by Jim Troyer Dec 11, 2014. 4 Replies

You are invited

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.. Last reply by Phil Slaton Nov 24, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Aaron Brooks on January 6, 2015 at 10:50am

My 5 Tilapia ended up freezing last week. I went out in the 30 degree weather and saw them laying on their sides. I pulled out one of the fish and it was still breathing, but the fish was almost frozen. I ended up filleting the 5 9" fish and had a nice lunch. I guess I will be adding more babies this spring.

On a happier note, my Anaheim Pepper plant has given me a ton of crop. The bush is still flowering, despite the cold. 

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on January 1, 2015 at 11:26am

Just an FYI. AGS 166 aquaponics at Mesa Community College for Spring 2015 is filling up quickly ;-)

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on December 28, 2014 at 12:50am

Happy Holidays my friends!!!

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


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