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Arizona Aquaponics

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

Location: Phoenix
Members: 187
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

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Comment by Kim Romen 2 hours ago

I can't stand that it's keeping us in the house. anyone else having a skeeter problems.  I'm wondering if the skeeters are drawn to our AP system and I tend to think they are, or r they everywhere right now?  Do any of u use mosquito fish and find it helpful to lessen the skeeters in the yard?  the tank is topped off with a screen door so I'm not sure the fish would help-,maybe I'd have to leave the door up so that the skeeters can go close to the water?  do the fish eat them when the mosquitos land on the water?  thx!

Comment by Jim Joy on September 13, 2014 at 2:30pm

Table grapes love Arizona heat and aquaponics!

Comment by Jim Joy on August 29, 2014 at 10:00pm

I found a pretty useful thermometer for my outside aquaponics fish tank.  This dual electronic thermometer keeps high and low temps for a week.  Battery operated and intended for outdoor use, it lets me keep an eye on high and low temperatures.  Reasonable price also helps.  

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007LTTR2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o...

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on August 28, 2014 at 10:03am

Just an FYI

We have confirmed the next meeting of The Aquaculture Association.

August 28th 2014 @
The Palo Verde Room @
4341 E Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
@ 6:00 pm

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on August 23, 2014 at 2:32pm

Just an FYI. AGS 166 Aquaponics at Mesa Community College will be taught again in Spring 2015.

Comment by Jim Joy on August 17, 2014 at 4:34pm

Valley Aquaponics in Phoenix is having an inventory reduction sale - duck weed for $5 a bag.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Aquaponics/432983816770561?fr...

Comment by Jim Joy on August 17, 2014 at 2:04pm

For Phoenix area folks, the fish store Phoenix Tropical Fish Inc. stocks blue tilapia most of the time.   They had a tank full of nice size fingerlings the other day when I stopped by.  They do keep a waiting list if out of stock.  Google or find them on Yelp for address and hours.  They are in a residential area so you will need a map or GPS to find them.   

Comment by Kim Romen on August 2, 2014 at 12:05am

i've heard of a few of us not being successful with squashes in AP.  I read that if the flowers aren't pollinated on time the flowers may die or the harvest won't grow large at all.  here is an excellent article i found that will help on pollination in case u don't have bees in your garden:

http://www.growgreatvegetables.com/plantinggrowing/pollination.html

Comment by Kim Romen on July 31, 2014 at 11:45am

Matt, did u add ice from your freezer or buy a big bag from the store?  now the fans and shade are what's keeping it cool?  i need to shade the front of the system better which means going to Home Depot.  i like seeing the greenery from my kitchen window and figured i wouldn't need lots of shade if i was planting summer veggies.  even thought my tomatoes didn't make it, i didn't figure they would, my squashes rn't doing the best-not sure if due to chickens eating the ends, sun, or heat, the okra is as green as can be.  the chives are fine, too.  corn never did the greatest but got some kernals.  i need a bigger system to experiment more.  shade is gonna be more for the fish at this point, to keep the sun off the lava rock, i think.

Comment by Matt Miskinnis on July 31, 2014 at 10:12am

I got as high as 93 but I have it down to 80-82 right now and that's without having to add ice any more. 

 

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