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Jim Joy commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I found a pretty useful thermometer for my outside aquaponics fish tank.  This dual electronic thermometer keeps high and low temps for a week.  Battery operated and intended for outdoor use, it lets me keep an eye on high and low…"
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just an FYI We have confirmed the next meeting of The Aquaculture Association. August 28th 2014 @The Palo Verde Room @4341 E Broadway RdPhoenix, AZ 85040@ 6:00 pm"
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Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Just an FYI. AGS 166 Aquaponics at Mesa Community College will be taught again in Spring 2015."
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David Schwinghamer replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion It happened, now its time to move on in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Hey Dave, what if I give you an offer for all your stuff?"
Aug 18
Jim Joy commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Valley Aquaponics in Phoenix is having an inventory reduction sale - duck weed for $5 a bag.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Aquaponics/432983816770561?fref=nf "
Aug 17
Jim Joy commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"For Phoenix area folks, the fish store Phoenix Tropical Fish Inc. stocks blue tilapia most of the time.   They had a tank full of nice size fingerlings the other day when I stopped by.  They do keep a waiting list if out of stock.…"
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Liz & Dan replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion It happened, now its time to move on in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Sorry to hear you're heading off to assumably greener pastures...  Maybe if you posted a photo of the whole system, it would help people decide?  Keep us posted on your transplantation!"
Aug 2
Matt Miskinnis replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion It happened, now its time to move on in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Oh, David that sucks!  Sorry to hear you'll be leaving.  I'd be interested in maybe an IBC tote, maybe a grow bed or two."
Aug 2
Deanna Rozum replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion It happened, now its time to move on in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Am interested in possibly getting some of your Tilapia.  Are they blue Tilapia?  I live in the Prescott area and from what I can research the blue would do the best up here.  They will be in an area that can be kept in the 50-60…"
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It happened, now its time to move on

Some things have recently changed in my life and need to move onto other things in foreign lands. I need to get rid of all my aquaponic stuff including my 50 Tilapia. I have two 275 gallon shipping containers, a few food grade 55 gallon barrels, two grow beds, half barrel planters, air pumps, lights, many grow pots, etc... If someone wanted the whole lot I would give a great price.Some of you have been to my grandmothers house in Clearwater Hills. Call me at 6025617069 to come see me stuff. See More
Aug 2
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"i've heard of a few of us not being successful with squashes in AP.  I read that if the flowers aren't pollinated on time the flowers may die or the harvest won't grow large at all.  here is an excellent article i found that…"
Aug 2
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Matt, did u add ice from your freezer or buy a big bag from the store?  now the fans and shade are what's keeping it cool?  i need to shade the front of the system better which means going to Home Depot.  i like seeing the…"
Jul 31
Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I got as high as 93 but I have it down to 80-82 right now and that's without having to add ice any more. "
Jul 31

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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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