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Randy Mann commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I would be in for the tour.  Would like to have you all come see the gardens at the school. We have aquaponics/hydroponics/square foot garden and more.  Thanks Jeff I will join!"
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Sheri Schmeckpeper commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Another tour would be great! Maybe we can finish up with some BBQ tilapia this time."
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just as an FYI, the Tucson Aquaponics Project uses this same self guided tour process. "
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Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I'm 100% in for a tour!!!  for me, the sooner the better.  i'm wanting to build on to the system really soon but want to see some other systems first ideally.  it's still not blazing hot outside, too.  :)"
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Jim Troyer commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I like the idea of another tour/get together Yes, I have fish Sheri, send them my way, I'm happy to help.  I think the brainstorming AP 202 class sounds like a great time. @ George I can have the gammarus on Tuesday if that is okay for…"
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Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just saw Dr Brooks post about the greater phoenix pond society tour.  Got me to thinking if we should do another group hugs tour or maybe this time open it up for anyone who has interest in aquaponics this time.  Had a great time last…"
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Sheri Schmeckpeper commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Jim, do you have an update on Bob? I may have another referral for your fish. Glad to hear you have some again. Stephanie, we may need to create our own 202 class. I think a group brainstorming would be better than a formal class. People can bring…"
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George Taimanao commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Hi Jim, I would like enough gammarus for 2 DWC raft beds. They are both 200 gallons each @ 12 inches deep. I see alot of waste in them even though i also have a grow bed filtering it."
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Jim Troyer commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Dr. Brooks I have fry about 1.5"- 2" inches long right now, I can easily supply a hundred without any problem, when would you like to get them? "
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Thanks Jim. What size are they? I may need 100. The aquaculture association is our own local effort to move things forward. As with any broad multidisciplinary group it will have interest sections starting likely with aquaponics since it is…"
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Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Randy, Aquaponics Association is another great way to get and share info. Go for it!"
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Jim Troyer commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ George, I can get gammarus if you want them, how many? @ Dr. Brooks:  I have tilapia fry, nile/blues and some pinkish hybrids tilapia fry, not sure what they are at this point. @ Randy:  what do you want to get out of your membership?…"
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Randy Mann commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Would it be worth becoming a member of Aquaponics Association?....just wondering."
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Jim T. What kind of fish?"
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Stephanie, Mesa Community College is in the process of approving a full semester class that may meet your criteria. It may be offered in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015."
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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
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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 Lindenmeyer 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 Lindenmeyer 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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