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Your Pipes Need Some Bling


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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on August 19, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics

There are many ways to skin a cat or in this case get the poop out of your fish tank (FT). Here is how we make ours for our full size IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) FTs. We wanted a true family…

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Added by Jim Fisk on August 18, 2014 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

How my Fish Tanks Failed

Originally posted on Cold Weather Aquaponics

The response and feedback from my recent talks make it apparent to me that - more than anything else - everyone loves a story.

The most popular kind of story, it seems, is…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on August 14, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

July-August Awesome Cold Weather Aquapon

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The Awesome Cold Weather Aquapon (ACWA) from July-August is Adam Cohen from …

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on August 8, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mark 2 Basement System

Jalapeno Gigante peppers under T5 lights

Basil planted July 30 in this bed; tiny seeds broadcast directly into media.…

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Added by John Fruncek on July 31, 2014 at 7:59am — No Comments

Robert Rowe - AP Journal

This is an an attempt at learning my way around this environment and to explain Where I stand going into aquaponics and how and where I want to go.

REVISIONS

2013-12-28 Changes to Water Temperature Monitoring, Controlling &…

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Added by Robert Rowe on July 14, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

New To The Game!

Greetings everyone! 

Glad to be a new member and looking forward to digging through past discussions while building some new ones as well. I have a small little Aquafarm from BackToTheRoots, but have been reading up on more intricate systems with the intention of building my own system.  In time, I would like to develop a custom modular system for potential commercial use, but for now I will be experimenting at home for personal use (and neighborhood love!).

A…

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Added by Campbell Frey on July 12, 2014 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

How Twitter Killed My Fish

This post first appeared on coldweatheraquaponics.com

I'd like to share a story with you today, about a bonehead move I made.

It's the story of how I trusted a little bird to care for my fish, and how they ended up dead.

But first you need to know something about my friend…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on July 10, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

Cool Your Greenhouse With Enthalpy: Part 4

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In this final post on cooling, we let you in on a trick that can make a big difference in your summer greenhouse temperatures by…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Roots can cause problems!

I had been admiring my tomato plant for a few weeks now.  Lots of foliage and lots or tomatoes.  Well, when I came home from work last week I found that the sump was nearly dry.  My water was overflowing from the tomato barrel. I pulled about two or three cups worth of roots from my gravel guard area.  Problem solved and lesson learned.  If it looks good on top, check down below!

Added by Alan Barnett on July 1, 2014 at 6:35pm — 3 Comments

Pictures from the Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence

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Well, we did it.

Our ten intrepid volunteers managed to build a DIY aquaponics setup from raw materials in a period of two hours on the dot!

It's hard to overstate how impressive it is to see a bunch of permaculture folks form efficient teams…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on June 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Aphids came in for the attack!!!!!

Aphids everywhere by the millions, sprayed with 1 prt vinegar, 2 parts water, lettuce scorched, sprayed them with water. Will the lettuce come back and what to do with the aphids. I highly doubt that this swarm is gone. Should I cut lettuce back, baby green leaf, or will they heal. At a loss.

Added by Tarah Bertsch on June 27, 2014 at 8:05am — 5 Comments

Angel Fish Setup aquaponics

Attached is Photo of my setup.

Added by Steven Melnick on June 26, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

An Aquaponics Manifesto

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After years of building and operating a backyard aquaponics system, and months of writing about aquaponics, until recently this question still stopped me in my…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on June 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Huge problem with Raft system. HELP!!!

My current system at home has-been…

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Added by Mathew Slattery on June 24, 2014 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Cool Your Greenhouse With Enthalpy: Part 3

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Over the past two posts on cooling, we learned about the…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Nitrates Low

Quick question concerning the balance of all the things going on in my aquaponics. Lately my fish have stopped eating and it is starting to concern me. My parameter levels are pH-6.6, ammonia-.5, nitrites-.25, nitrates-5. Are these normal ranges for an aquaponics? I thought I had read that the ammonia and nitrites should be near 0 once the system is cycled. The system was cycled before I added fish where ammonia and nitrites were basically 0 and nitrates were at least 80. Since I added fish…

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Added by Jamie P Holcomb on June 13, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Growth Trials from Australia

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I'll get back to…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on June 10, 2014 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

Worring about my fish

Hey everyone,

I am a little worried about my fish they have all of a sudden stopped eating, or at least coming to the surface to get the food.  In fact I haven't seen any fish in the last couple of days. The water is so murky that I can't see the bottom but I was able to see the fish as they came up for food. The other day I used a brush to move some the waste at the bottom of the tank around in hopes that it would find it's way to the pump and up into the grow bed. This is when I…

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Added by Jamie P Holcomb on June 9, 2014 at 7:15am — 2 Comments

Cool your Greenhouse with Enthalpy: Part 2



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Last week we learned about the four…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on June 4, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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