David Schwinghamer
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Arizona Aquaponics

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Feb 24
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I don't really know why the hole occurred. There's a crease in the liner and the slit occurred on the crease.  I'm wondering if the tension on the liner by a full tank of water caused it to fail.   There are a couple of…"
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Timothy Borg commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"What caused the slit?  It looks like there was a fold in the liner there."
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John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Well THERE'S your problem! I finally admitted to myself that I had a leak in my fish tank.  I've been in denial for weeks.   So I let the tank slowly leak dry, this being the recommended method to determine at what level the leak…"
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Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"John, if u can't find anything else local i can double check. i have about 15 fish in the garage.  i'd have to count and measure.  some of them haven't grown very much (females i suppose) and some are twice their size. "
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John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Is there anyone in Phoenix that has tilapia fingerlings for sale?I am looking for 30 to stock my AP system."
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Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Thanks, Kim. I might actually be getting rid of the entire thing myself. However, there are a number of Koi and a  few large fancy goldfish that I dearly love, so am thinking I need to buy a 55-75 gallon tank for inside the house, and then just…"
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Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Arlene, I bought my IBC set-up off of craigslist, live with fish and plants.  getting it home and hooked up was no joke.  took all night.  without Jim Troyer's help we would've killed the fish and would've taken longer…"
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Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"This is posted on instructible as an organic pesticide. Would these ingredients be safe to use on plants in the growbed? Ingredients: 1/4 gallon (4 cups) warm water 1/4 tablespoon neem oil 1/2 teaspoon 7.8% potassium silicate solution 1/4…"
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Jeb Calen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Arlene - I can relate - my garden is at the north side of my home right now as well.  Most things did grow, but not a lot grew well (Thai Basil, Green Onions, and Jim's Water Iris seem to be the winners, everything else is stunted with…"
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John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I think, and I say this carefully, that I'm past the point of killing all fish that I put in my system.  Last year was pretty much a wipeout for me since I couldn't keep fish alive.  It's a truism, and I've proved it,…"
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Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Lower the water in the tank by at least half, the lower the better. Should be doable if you're on a concrete pad. Mine wasn't so I used a fork lift."
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Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I think I made a total mistake. When I set up my IBC last year, I located it under the awning in the back, thinking that would shade it from the terrible sun of summer. This is on the North side of the house in the back. There are plants, but they…"
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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 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

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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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