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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: 185
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

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It happened, now its time to move on

Started by David Schwinghamer. Last reply by David Schwinghamer Aug 18. 4 Replies

Just a question. Why do you do aquaponics?

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.. Last reply by Jim Fisk Aug 3. 5 Replies

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Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. 13 hours ago

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 Saturday

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. 

Comment by Kim Romen on July 31, 2014 at 9:37am

first thing in the morn and my water's up to 90 degrees already.  what's the hottest folks have kept their water with the fish fairing ok?

Comment by Kim Romen on July 31, 2014 at 9:36am

that's great cuz it might take different avenues to scare birds.  the fans might even work on insect control to some point!

Comment by Matt Miskinnis on July 31, 2014 at 12:23am

that's cool.  You can do all kinds of things with these sensors - alarms, noises etc.. that's why I like to play around with them.  Even get into basic robotics.  It all comes down to what you want to do.

 

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