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Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"actually, Stephanie, i had a brain fog for a moment.  u raise Koi.  how does your system do in the winter?  do u need to stop feeding them?  did u tell me once your hardest time is the summer?  thx!"
Oct 19
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"regarding Koi, wouldn't it be hard to do AP with Koi in the coldest of the winter since they stop eating when it gets too cold?  no eat, no poop.  Jim, haven't tried to sprinklers, it's been so busy.  tomorrow! "
Oct 18
Nick commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Anyone in or near Maricopa?"
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Oct 17
Stephanie Bader commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Arlene if you're looking for koi try phoenix tropical fish, or craigslist. Ocean floor is hit or miss, they have koi but they don't always look the best, at least the little ones. Also there is a phoenix koi rescue group on yahoo,…"
Oct 17
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Thanks, Pam. Will check out."
Oct 17
Rob Nash commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Sea 90 is awesome.. we only use a minute amount on occasion.. 1/4 tsp / gal in a foliar spray.. then eat some of the salt at dinner. if You add it directly to the tank water, go with 1tsp/10 gallons of water."
Oct 17
Scott Bloom commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Okay, this question is for all you people that know everything.  What is your feelings about the sea-90 product, for the trace minerals in our AP systems?  If it is beneficial then how much should we add?"
Oct 17
Pam DeLong commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Arlene - don't use the methylene blue they talk about...not to be used with fish-for-food. A preferred product for shipping fish is SHIP Shape water conditioning product."
Oct 16
Pam DeLong commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Arlene - and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-nZ6V8sSnA No accent... "
Oct 16
Pam DeLong commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Arlene - this YouTube video might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6TmqpsJgAw He's got an English accent, and some of the words don't come through very clearly."
Oct 16
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"How in the world can they ship fish!? I read somewhere that you need to not slosh the water, have air bubbles going at all times, etc."
Oct 16
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Aquaponics under the stars! (Better than bowling). My thanks to Matt Nathanson for a couple of pics from tonight's AGS 166 aquaponics class at Mesa Community College. The subject? Starting up and cycling the NFT aquaponic unit - backwards. Matt…"
Oct 16
Jim Troyer commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Kim It probably okay to start shutting down the pump at night.  I would give it an hour or two around midnight until it gets down another 10 degrees how is that sprinkler valve working by now?"
Oct 15
Jim Troyer commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"HI all  I'm currently out of town so I can't help with the babies.  I do know where you can get some adult fish for a very reasonable price.  call Charly at 928.606.3534"
Oct 15
lisa outland commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I bought my fingerlings; catfish & tilapia ; from Tilapia store in Florida"
Oct 14

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Im a designer by trade, in architecture and landscaping. I started traditional gardening about one year ago and am always looking to improve upon my harvests. Im currently building my first aquaponics system, you can read about it at www.creativewatertrends.com/aquaponics.php and would love any feedback I can get.

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At 5:43pm on June 30, 2013, Chad Olberding said…
You sent me a message a few weeks ago and said you make it to the I-17 and thunderbird area sometimes. Was hoping maybe we could touch base and try and set up a time for you to check out my system give me a tip or three. Please call or text me at 602-909-6858. I'm sorry I lost the message that had your phone number.
At 8:09am on June 7, 2013, Russell Weight said…

David,

Yes I still have blocks.  How many are you looking for? I just went to check to see how many I actually had left.  Turns out I only have 28.

They are 8"x16", and have been stored inside since I bought them a few months ago.

Give me a call or text if you are interested.

Thanks,
Russell
480-737-8045

At 7:14pm on April 25, 2013, Charles Scholl said…

David, Thanks again for your offer to come by while in Columbia. I regret that I won't be available. Please congratulate your son and thank him for his sacrifice and commitment to our country. Steve

                                                                                                                       

At 8:28pm on April 22, 2013, Wendell Ford said…
David give me a shout when you get to Colombia. It's not that far to Goose Creek from there.
At 5:43am on November 8, 2012,
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TCLynx
said…

Well if you are getting a heavy accumulation of fish poop in your raft beds, then you probably need better filtration before your raft beds or less fish.

I'm not sure if there are any detritivores that would eat huge enough ammounts of fish poop from a raft bed.

However, gammarus might be able to help you some http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammarus

At 7:35am on November 6, 2012, Kirsten Udd said…
Thanks, David! I would like to visit with a few friends on Monday, Nov 12th. Will get a head count if this date works for you.
At 2:47pm on September 16, 2012, Dawn Jamison said…

Hey David, I just have two aquariums ornamental fish: Angels, Zebras, Cats and fin tails (algae eaters).  One tank is 10 gal and the other is 30.  I've had organic gardens my entire life until this year.  I recently had to sell my house and move to an apartment.  No outside room to experiment.  Not many jobs for administrative assistance these days.  I'm still diligently looking for temporary so I can stash away $$ for the move.  I too want to get totally involved in setting up aquaponics at schools and helping to educate students about it.  Show Low will be within 30-60 minute drive of where we probably will be so I think it would be cool to work help each other launch.  If everything happens how I want, May will be when we can start building and installing everything.  Keep me posted and I'll do the same.

At 7:29am on September 16, 2012, Dawn Jamison said…

David,  I will need a lot of assistance.  I will be attending two SCORE workshops, one related to all aspects of putting together a business plan and the other for managing your cash flow.  I will get Will's book today. Glad to hear first hand that it was helpful.  I'm going to try to plan a drive out to Arizona hopefully before winter, say late October and I would love to include a tour of your aquaponics set up and of anyone else's if possible.  I would eventually like to do this on a large scale so I will contact Dr. Brooks. Thanks again.

At 7:48pm on August 30, 2012, Nathanael said…

Hey David, Thanks for the add. Glad to connect with someone local to AZ. You mentioned you have a connection with someone for all size Tilapia. What breed and do you know what their asking price is?

What are your thoughts regarding the different species of Tilapia?


Thanks again

At 11:43pm on August 28, 2012, Waylon said…

hi david sorry i missed you my life has been all over the place and no Internet

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Living Water Organics Aquaponic Journal

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

March 16 visit 10 am

Wenhang Lin came over to see myself and my aquaponic system. He is a photographer wanting to capture the people behind growing their own food. Him and his wife are into permaculture. He wants to write an ebook and eventually get his pics published.

 

Outdoor aquaponic garden shade structure completion

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:30pm 16 Comments

March 15th was the completion of my new outdoor aquaponic garden consisting of a 10' long dual metal rain gutter system that flows into an existing filter box then onto a nft tube then back into the fish tank. I covered it with 40% shade cloth I got at Amazon for a steal.…

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