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Matt Freshour replied to Ron's discussion What ph meter should I get
"Hey Rob, I use/have used a few things to check my pH. 1. API Freshwater Master Test Kit: Cons, not too many really. If you are a hardcore data nerd, that likes objective, down to the exact tenth type test results, the API test may not be the way to…"
Dec 26, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to Cher Kilgore's discussion Fungus Gnats
"We had a fungus gnat outbreak in our Boulder greenhouse. We had pretty good results with Hypoaspis Miles (H. Miles). They're a small predatory mite that feed on thrip, springtails and fungus gnat larvae. There is also a product out there by…"
Dec 16, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to Roger & April Frederick's discussion Anyone using Growstones?
"Paula, I have a quick question regarding your statement "...but they will give up some sand if rubbing against each other..". In our system, plants are moved pretty frequently so I suspect we would see more erosion than less. Does the…"
May 15, 2013

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Matt Freshour joined Chris Smith's group
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Wicking bed growers

This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and whatever aspect of wicking bed growing you can think of.See More
May 15, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to Marshall Smith's discussion Tilapia in outdoor systems
"Marshall, The temperatrue range for Tilapias is 60-95 deg. F, optimal range is 74-80 deg. F. They are very hardy in regards to water temperature, water quality and oxygen levels. To regulate the temperature and keep it at a more consistent level I…"
May 15, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to John Wolff's discussion Anyone experience a bug problem with indoor AP system?
"Hey John, Sorry, I thought you were talking about a greenhouse, probably should have asked before I started prattling on. As far as the sprays, Liquid Ladybug has a pepperminty smell, the insecticidal soaps don't reallly have a discernible…"
Apr 30, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to John Wolff's discussion Anyone experience a bug problem with indoor AP system?
"Hey John, We have a small greenhouse and pest control is a constant battle. There are several beneficials that you can use to control the population. Hypoaspis Miles (H. Miles) are a good for combating fungal gnats, ladybugs are voracious and…"
Apr 29, 2013

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Matt Freshour replied to Richard's discussion snails
"Richard, we set up a small air lift pump in our sump with a mesh bag attached to the outlet. Water pumps from the bottom, flows though the bag and returns to the sump. Seems to be working, our pump has been clogging a lot less frequently."
Jan 29, 2013

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Matt Freshour is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Dec 26, 2012

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a friend
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How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish

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