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Aquaponics System Design

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Nov 8, 2011. 25 Replies

Hello All,I'm about to launch into building my AP system here in Phoenix AZ.  Here is my current system design.…Continue

 

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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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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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John Malone replied to Bill Gann's discussion Fitting for bottom of barrel?? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"I'm using Uniseals on a thin Rubbermaid garbage bin for my radial flow filter and love them.  There can be a very small amount of leakage but with a minor adjustment (wiggling) and time they are no trouble at all. A very cheap…"
Feb 17
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."
Feb 7
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,…"
Feb 2
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, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Looks a bit like a tomato to me.   I get a lot of self seeded tomatoes where old fruit has dropped. If it is a tomato then it's not going to do any good over winter.  Yank it out for something else."
Nov 24, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"The weather has certainly cooled down, and so has the water in the fish tank.  Here's a chart of the last 6 days of temperature in the AP tank.  And down she goes... "
Nov 4, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I'm currently trying goldfish.  Had no luck at all with tilapia this summer.  Couldn't keep them alive.   The cheapest goldfish from the pet store are a waste of money.  They don't last long at all.  Over 90%…"
Oct 7, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"The water in my tank is currently moving between 71F and 74F. Live chart: http://malone.companynurse.com/chart.php?Hours=72&Rows=4 "
Oct 7, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Return to AP After managing to kill all my large tilapia and all the new fingerlings, I decided to let the system sit for a while.  Couldn't be bothered.  Nothing likes growing in this heat and I didn't know what to do to save…"
Jul 26, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"The fish might be dying, but I can grow tomatoes and cucumbers! "
Jun 7, 2014
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June 7 : tomatoes!

Lots and lots of delicious cherry tomatoes.
Jun 7, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Fish die off. Very sad. This week most of my large 2 year old tilapia have died, several a day. I'm pretty sure it's due to the heat, but am looking for some answers. The water, which is usually crystal clear became murky and the fish went…"
Jun 7, 2014
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Jeff S  Between 2" and 3" Big enough to survive the rough and tumble of playing with the grown-ups, but I'm trying to be nice."
Jun 2, 2014

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At 7:16pm on January 5, 2014, Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. said…

Greetings.

At 12:24pm on September 21, 2012, Adam Hamilton said…
No problem John. I appreciate you thinking of the small, local businesses. What matters most is you found them. Maybe someday I could see your setup and learn about the process from you?
At 11:57pm on September 20, 2012, Adam Hamilton said…
If you are still in need of red wigglers let me know. I'm in West Phoenix.
At 10:55pm on November 22, 2011, David Schwinghamer said…

I invite you to join my new group- Arizona Aquaponics

At 5:30pm on November 21, 2011, David Schwinghamer said…

I live in Phoenix and trying to plan a tour of aquaponics people's systems, if you would be interested in seeing what others are doing in our area and/or would like to show off your own system please send me an email at 3ddd@cox.net and put AP TOUR in the subject line.

At 9:35pm on July 5, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome John,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


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