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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
"As long as there's some source of ammonia in the system for the bacteria to feed on, you'll be just fine.   Ammonia can come from a wide range of sources."
Mar 26
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Bob Wohl  My lava rock system took 25 days to cycle.  I obsessively tested and watched it because I wanted to get going with AP.  It felt like forever.  Times vary due to a host of parameters, but 30 days +/- seems to be about…"
Mar 26
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Welcome George Taimanao  There's lots of experienced and knowledgeable folks on this forum so don't be afraid to ask questions. AP is great fun."
Mar 22
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Mar 19
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Radial Flow Filter modification The RFF works well, but my initial construction was too low to make cleaning and maintenance easy.  This was intentional, because I was concerned about raising the water level too high and increasing the head…"
Mar 18
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I am loving Spring!   I tried to jump-start the garden this year by growing seedlings inside during winter.  I'm very glad I did because the garden is delightful right now. DWC bed : lettuce and peas Romaine Lettuce from DWC "
Mar 18
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Mar 18
John Malone replied to Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr.'s discussion Is Backyard Aquaponics Affordable and/or Cost Effective? in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"Affordable : Definitely.  A system can be built on just about any budget. Cost Effective : Not in financial terms with regards to produce savings.  Or, at least, not with the results I've had so far. However, it is a relatively cheap…"
Mar 18
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Mar 5 : Basil sprouts

"As a side note, the roots of the sprouted seeds can become embedded in the paper.  In the past I've pulled the seedlings off the paper and sacrificed the roots that broke.  This doesn't appear to be to fatal to the plant, but…"
Mar 13
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Mar 5 : Basil sprouts

"I used damp paper towel inside a plastic bag.    Here's a description: SEED STARTING: THE BAGGIE METHOD It worked very well for tomatoes, peppers, basil, and cucumber. I'm currently trying cilantro/coriander but haven't…"
Mar 13
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Mar 5 : Basil sprouts

"hello.  what do you  mean on "started on paper?""
Mar 13
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Jim Troyer Please note that the chart I posted were the results of a specific solar panel, not a general curve applicable to all solar panels. The concept remains the same, even if the numbers on both axis of the chart are different.  I…"
Mar 12
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Heat Transfer In Solar Panels Ref: Heat Transfer Vs. Water Flow   Ref : Determining Collector Flow Rate Quote: "Basically, flow rates that are too low will not remove the heat efficiently from the collector, and the efficiency…"
Mar 11
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@Jim Troyer The rate of heat transfer between two object is directly proportional to the temperature difference between those objects.   The greater the difference in heat, the faster the thermal energy will move to from the hot object to the…"
Mar 11
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Jim Troyer ... and as for making changes to the system, I'll never stop changing, adding, improving, working, extending, and 'fixing' it.   It's a constant shame when there's no room in the grow beds to plant…"
Mar 10
John Malone commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Jim Troyer The DWC bed is constant height. Except... I use a small very cheap fountain pump to move water through the solar panel in the winter months.   It used to sit in the bottom of the in-ground fish tank, but then I had a…"
Mar 10

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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.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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