David Schwinghamer
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just 4 seats left for this fall's section of AGS-166 aquaponics at Mesa Community College."
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Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Got it George. Thought I was missing something. lol"
May 14
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Thanks Chris."
May 14
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Jeff. Greetings. Teaching unit. Allows flexibility and experimentation in use. For example, are two airstones enough in the growbed or do we need all 6? Where is the best place for water to return to the grow bed? Both ends, middle. Front only?…"
May 14
Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Why so many inlet lines to the DWC?"
May 14
Chris George commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"The new DWC unit looks great!  Looks like a great group of students too!"
May 14
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Aquaponics AGS-166 class May 6th 2015. Last class before finals! (Foreground, the new Deep Water Culture aquaponics unit) After finals and they are still smiling. A great group of students.  "
May 14
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"This group is a wonderful group. Al came over and he is going to help me move my system and thus keep it! Thank you, Al. You're a GEM. Robert called, and has some pipe, and I will be calling him later to find out when convenient to get. You…"
May 4
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Al, how very kind of you to offer to help, and I appreciate it so much. But honestly, it would require a pallet jack or something, and truth be told, there is a pool in the back, that takes up most of the yard, so that there is little other place…"
May 4
A. Woodward commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Sounds like you're frustrated.. if you would like some help I will call you in the morning and donate my time to you to help you get your system moved or backup running. If that would be ok with you...just let me know.. Al..."
May 3
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Tomato roots in bell. Indeed to find a pipe that is 6" in diameter. But I am going to step out here and ask if anyone wants the setup, including the growbed and pimpand air stones for 100.00$ it has about three dozen guppies, a few black…"
May 3
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Tomato roots in bell. Indeed to find a pipe that is 6" in diameter. But I am going to step out here and ask if anyone wants the setup, including the growbed and pimpand air stones for 100.00$ it has about three dozen guppies, a few black…"
May 3
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"It took me many, many, many hours to get a good understanding of bell siphons.Once you get them working the overwhelmingly single issue that causes them to stop is a change in the water flow.You need to find out what is changing the flow.…"
May 3
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Thanks, Jeff; Kim. The issue is placement, and it is so hard to move without a major amount of EFFORT lol. I haven't had any issues with electrical, but for some reason, all of a sudden my stupid bell siphon won't stop/break siphon. I have…"
May 2
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Arlene, i think most plants need 7 hrs sun/day.  some do well in shadier areas.  in the summer last yr all i could really grow was okra.  my ap was a jungle of okra.  was beautiful but who wants to eat that much okra and it…"
May 2
Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I understand your frustration. Hang in there. A shade cloth cover should take care of both problems. I don't know much about them but I see a lot on them in the videos."
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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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