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Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"It's supposed to be 113 today, be sure to cover the fish tanks!"
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Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Justin, gardenpool.org sells it"
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Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Justin, find a pond and you should find duckweed. But let me warn you it doesn't grow like you have read about so don't be disappointed when it under performs."
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Justin Beavin commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Also im in the east valley if that helps narrow it down"
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Justin Beavin commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Im looking to acquire some duckweed.... does anyone know where I may get some at? Thanks in advance. "
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Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
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Timothy Borg commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Matt it sounds cool but your link is not working for me."
Monday
Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"My new addition to my automation: my WiFi fish tank temperature reader.  Let me know what you think.  Allows you to view your temp via the web, and will also send you email when the temp gets to warm or to cold by triggers you can set."
Monday
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"P.S. Yes they are cannibalistic and often need shelter such as stacked 3-4 inch PVC tubes for best results."
Saturday
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Greetings all.  Their environmental requirements are much the same as for tilapia but they are not at all cold tolerant. 70F is about the minimum. They don't like copper in the water and since their shells are made largely of an organic…"
Saturday
Stephanie Bader commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"What are the temperature requirements for them?"
Saturday
Matt Miskinnis commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Dr Brooks, with the shrimp, is it more about the separation and hiding places?  I would love to try raising shrimp but I would think you would need a much larger tank because each shrimp would need so much space or they will attack each other.…"
Saturday
Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Wow! What a concept. This will be interesting."
Saturday
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Trying something new today (7/16/2014). Using new ideas and new growing conditions let’s see how fast these things really grow (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). We will see them again on which ever comes first, October 16th 2014 or 70 degree F…"
Saturday
Jefferson Raebel commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Megan and I are ready to put fish in our tank. The water chemistry is right and holly crap our plants are doing so good, we even have an egg plant that just popped out. We are excited and this has been a long time coming. Planning building and what…"
Friday
Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"On Friday Aaron talked about his Tilapia changing color and producing fry. I have 14- 5-6" Tilapia in an aquarium and I noticed one in the past changing color. Didn't know why. Now I have 3 that changed color and one is being very…"
Jul 16

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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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