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February Update of Indoor System

So here it is, the end of February. I still have the same issues with my plants. The main reason why I built this indoor…

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Added by Richard Kowalski on February 23, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Elusive tilapia

Hi i am looking for some tilapia fish. I live in central Saskatchewan, Canada and was wondering if anyone on here was from Saskatchewan as well and if so if you have any tilapia you would be willing to sell or traid for.

Added by Paul j Young on January 28, 2015 at 12:42am — 1 Comment

CFL vs LED

Just wondering which gives the plants a better grow light?. I see a lot of ppl using cfl lights and watched some youtube videos where others have had great success with led grow lights. What are some of the pros and cons for each one that you have found?

Added by Paul j Young on January 28, 2015 at 12:38am — 1 Comment

CFL vs LED

Just wondering which gives the plants a better grow light?. I see a lot of ppl using cfl lights and watched some youtube videos where others have had great success with led grow lights. What are some of the pros and cons for each one that you have found?

Added by Paul j Young on January 28, 2015 at 12:28am — No Comments

Just Starting My Planning

I just ran across aquaponics yesterday and Im as excited as a kid in a candy store with a $100 gift card. I can seem to absorb all the information quick enough because my mind is spinning with ideas of how I can create an aquaponics system that will work best for my family and accommodations (I live in a small town). 

I am diabetic and desire to eat healthier than I have in the past. Fish and green leafy veggies are at the top of my list. Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers,…

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Added by Hollis Armstrong on January 27, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system

I have purchased a 100 Gallon rubbermaid stock tank and 5 buckets with net pot lids. I am going to stock the pond with about 10-15 Blue tilapia and be growing tomato plants in my basement.  I am excited about this new system, and I will post further updates.

Added by Max Waghorne on January 27, 2015 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

January 2015 Indoor Aquaponics System

My growing season ended in October when we had a cold snap and my plants were wiped out. My tilapia were not at a harvestable size yet and the water temperature dropped to 58F. 

I built a indoor Aquaponics System based around a 100 Gallon Cattle Trough. I had very little space in my basement, so the entire…

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Added by Richard Kowalski on January 18, 2015 at 1:01pm — 1 Comment

References for Aquaponics Beginners

FYI



For almost two years I have been researching aquaponics for my soon to retire daughter. The first version of References for Aquaponics for Beginners contained nine pages in August 2013. The November 30, 2014 edition contained over 150 pages.



During the two years, I saw many videos and read many blogs, many helpful, many misleading, and many "facts from experts" that were totally false. Also, there were many people selling  "advice" and…

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Added by Al Hodges on December 12, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments

update

This last freezzzee in the north just killed my tomatoes that were still having blossoms’.  So I cut them out and getting ready to clean the tanks for the next batch. The fish have gotten big and I want to keep them for breed stock.  I will try to upload some pics soon.  Hang in there were all in this together!!

Added by Terry Clark on November 24, 2014 at 3:28pm — 5 Comments

High Amonia; Higher Hopes

A few weeks have gone by since my last post. I checked my ammonia and nitrate levels a week ago, and the results were dismal. I had 0ppm nitrate, and 6ppm ammonia. I resolved that my second fish was going to die, because dependent on the pH of my water (which I neglected to check) as low as .1 ppm can be lethal. I suppose I must have around 6ph water, because fish survived the hard week of high ammonia, and is now super healthy! This week, my levels were up to 30ppm nitrate, and 0ppm…

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Added by Devin Solkov on November 17, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments

easy rock washing for a change

i found a easier way to wash rocks now that i have this new gorilla cart. its angled back and ability to dump makes it easy to "slurry" nasty rocks into clean ones , i have a stiff wand on hose and i just rake them out and then slowly rock them back and forth and dump the trash off and they are clean. works great! plus i have help from aquaponics tolling pitbull terrier number 25 lol. rock washing will always be work but this is easiest i ever had

Added by Johnny Hall on November 8, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

Renovations

I soon began a series of modifications to new Aquaponic garden. Shortly after constructing the initial build, I moved, and had a much bigger window. So, I offset the fish tank, and built four more columns for the WindowFarm following the DIY instructions found on the WindowFarm website. After numerous trial and error attempts, I got the system working with only the occasional leak.

Eventually, it became clear that the sun penetrating my window would not be sufficient to grow plants to…

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Added by Devin Solkov on November 5, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

My Start as a NooB and new member to this wonderful group

I started this about 6 months ago, because I stumbled across DIY aquaponics You Tubes, while looking for a way to stop having to buy filter media for my 2 fish tanks and Koi pond in my Living room. This started an obsession that has led me down a path of learning and applying all sorts of methods and ideas to use on my 1st aquaponics system. I use a host of recycled materials including a shampoo bottle, empty fishfood bottles, rolled up monster can( used as a pipe for a bell syphon) the box…

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Added by Chris " Wild Dog " S. on November 3, 2014 at 3:31pm — 6 Comments

Am I an Aquapon? The Prepper

The post first published on Frosty Fish.

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on October 27, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

My First Aquaponic Garden Arrives!

Fast-forward 2 years. I’m turning 18 and my mom asks me what I’d like for my birthday. Well, I can’t really think of anything else, so I ask her for a Windowfarm. What is a WindowFarm? Windowfarms are vertical hydroponic gardens which are designed to produce food in a small space, namely a New York apartment window. As described on the WindowFarm website;

 “WindowFarms is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that helps city dwellers around the world grow some of their own fresh food. …

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Added by Devin Solkov on October 25, 2014 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

New Post, New Garden, New Blog

Hey, I’m Devin Solkov. Four years ago I had coffee. Not for the first time, not even for the twelfth time. But this coffee opened my eyes to a different world. No, it wasn’t the first time I tried pour over, or even Blue Bottle. In fact, the reason I even mention coffee is to contextualize a conversation which would define the next chapter of my life. I remember the day well. It was mid-July, the time was 4:35 pm, across from me sat the intelligent and…

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Added by Devin Solkov on October 19, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

References for Aquaponics Beginners

Almost two years ago, my soon-to-retire daughter asked me to research aquaponics.

In August 2013, I delivered "References for Aquaponics for Beginners," a nine page document. I send FREE monthly up-dates to anyone and the September 2014 up-date was over 140 pages.



A couple college professors described "References..." as a "treasure."



For educators, this could be a useful source of a quick find for the latest information.…

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Added by Al Hodges on October 9, 2014 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Do my Bacteria Get Cold?

This post first appeared on Cold Weather Aquaponics. Keeping up our…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on September 6, 2014 at 8:46pm — 16 Comments

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