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Jim Troyer replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion Attention all beginners in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"so it ain't so David!"
Dec 11
Tom Maupin replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion Attention all beginners in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"can you post pics?"
Dec 10
David Schwinghamer replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion Attention all beginners in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"I have no idea what price, the best thing to do is come to my home in Paradise Valley and make me an offer. "
Dec 9
Tom Maupin replied to David Schwinghamer's discussion Attention all beginners in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"David - What are you looking to get for everything? Where are you located? Can you post pics? Tom"
Dec 9
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Attention all beginners

I am going to be going away for some time and want to sell all my aquaponic equipment to someone looking to start growing. I have also had a few catastrophes and have no fish left. I have two ibc tote tanks, multiple grow beds, 1200 gal pump, air pumps, test kit, planters, etc.See More
Dec 9
Phil Slaton commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
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Dec 3
Scott Bloom commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"James Matthew- I also wanted to try kang kong for juicing.  Found someone selling seeds on ebay and they are located in Mesa.  Took a chance and ordered some.  If they are viable I can send you a few."
Dec 3
Bob Wohl commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Scott, I was actually thinking of giving that a try. I wonder how long it would take to flood them out? Hour? 2? Hmmm... Thanks!"
Dec 3
Scott Bloom commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Assuming you are using a bell siphon, take the bell out extend the pipe to a height that will allow the media to be completely flooded. Leave it that way long enough to hopefully force the critters out of the media so you can feed them to the fish."
Dec 3
Bob Wohl commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Hi all! Last year spinach seemed to be the easiest crop to grow and kept going all winter long. Obviously, I figured I'd go at it again this year. I added a pack of seeds to one grow bed. A month went by and no sprouts. So I added another pack…"
Dec 3
Arlene Boyle commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I stumbled on this and i had not seen it in a long time. Since this is aquaponics group, I think it is pertinent to many of our own desires. This documentary is a 'dare to dream' and while if you watch it, you might start out saying, ah,…"
Nov 27
James Matthew commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"anyone know where to get water spinach in the phoenix area? thx"
Nov 25
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I'll be selling my system come March or so for anyone planning ahead or if anyone here knows of anyone looking to start or grow an AP system.  I'll post some pics at some point. system is a 2 IBC tote garden bed, IBC sump, and IBC…"
Nov 24
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"John, i thought u pulled your tomato plants and were going to start new?  what time of year do u do that?  mine didn't do well over the summer so i had to start over, now.  according to the calendar it was time to start…"
Nov 24
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Tomatoes, and peppers, don't like frost.  At all.  Ever.  I discovered that the hard way in year on of AP when I lost a dozen bell pepper fruit to the first frost. This morning I noticed that I had ice on the grass on my front…"
Nov 24
Phil Slaton commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Matter of fact, it looks like bird poop splatter next to, and below, the plant."
Nov 24

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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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