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patricia duron- okerblom replied to Linda Logan's discussion Food for Blue Gil in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"where do you get your blue gil? and how are they doing now? "
Jan 22

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TCLynx replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Yes I agree if you are going to do media beds, you do not need to mess with the net pots. I would say get media.  Clay balls like Hydroton are great if you can afford them but a limestone/marble free river gravel in1/2" to 3/4" size…"
Dec 22, 2013
Leo White Bear replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"The vinegar test work on the limestone material in the media.  It will fizz like an alkeselzer tablet in water.  Take a handful of your chosen media and rinse it in plain water.  This is to remove any dust that may react to the…"
Dec 20, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"How does the vinegar test work and I've been told I need ph, chlorine, ammonia test kits is there an all in one and where is a goodlace to get them please."
Dec 20, 2013
Linda Logan replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"My friend uses soil in the pots and has them sitting in coconut coir as his wicking bed.  I have also grown plants in pots with soil in my AP.  I lined the bottom and sides of net pots with a porous fiber called 'sure to grow'…"
Dec 19, 2013
Leo White Bear replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I am going to do the same thing come spring in my hybrid system.  I, personally am an advocate of using quartzite material as it is pH nutral and will not affect the pH of the fish tank.  I would not use soil but I know, in this type of…"
Dec 19, 2013
Jason Stepp replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"If you're using a raft system you won't need media in the best just the net pots, and as far as the drilling of holes, I would go for it, if you have a bunch of old pots and want to take the time to do it"
Dec 19, 2013
Robert Rowe replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"If you live in North Phoenix, try Preach Masonry at abut 17th Ave. and Hatcher. Jim Troyer has a source on the East side. "
Dec 19, 2013
Jason Stepp replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"With media beds there's really no need for using the net pots as they are called you can even put seeds in similar to soil"
Dec 19, 2013
Jason Stepp replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"All your big box stores have it, that's what I'm using and just putting the pellets on top"
Dec 19, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"thanks for the advise!  where do you get lava rock?  Also was wondering the pots you put your plants in I've seen the baskets with a lot of wholes or coconut husk baskets can I just use regular potting pots and drill a bunch of holes…"
Dec 19, 2013
Robert Rowe replied to patricia duron- okerblom's discussion Grow medium in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Gravel is heavy and may affect your PH. I believe the pellets are the best if you can afford them. Using soil or the pots defeats the purpose of the media beds. If you need to save money(Don't we all?) use lava rock topped off with about 3…"
Dec 19, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom joined Rob Torcellini's group
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Greenhouses

Got a greenhouse? This is the place for you! Share your trials and tribulations on packing your plants and fish into a confined space!See More
Dec 19, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom added a discussion to the group Aquaponics For Beginners
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Grow medium

I have a large box and am going to put in pots within the large box, I supposed I will fill the box with some kind of medium that isn't important since it won't house the plants but in the pots I'm c onflicted. someone said I shouldn't use the  clay pellets because if I get a disease from the fish its too hard to clean them out, Can I use soil? will that dirty the fish water? I was thinking of using gravel because its cheap, just want some advice input.See More
Dec 19, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom joined Chi Ma's group
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Aquaponics For Beginners

This is a place where Beginners can post questions and find answers.Advanced Users are welcome to help the Beginners out.Please KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) .See More
Dec 19, 2013
patricia duron- okerblom is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Oct 23, 2013

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I'm a master gardener, I took a permaculture class this last year, My goal this coming year is to set up a greenhouse aquaponics system that is automated like I've seen on your website. I'm hoping to learn more about how to do this. I would like to share my knowledge then with the new permaculture class

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