Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners


Arizona Aquaponics

Helping each other to learn and grow big nutritious plants and fish to help feed the world.

Location: Phoenix
Members: 227
Latest Activity: Jul 18


Thank you all for joining my group, I hope to do a lot with all anyone interested. Please
tell me any event suggestions you would like us to do.

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Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on July 18, 2018 at 9:50am

Just looking for the best way of presenting the concept that IBCs are not needed for great aquaponics. Here is my latest experiment:

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on May 21, 2018 at 11:12am

KJZZ radio story on Aquaponics a Mesa Community College Mesa Arizona. Enjoy.

Here is the link:

Comment by Rob Simpson on May 17, 2018 at 5:33pm

Larry, I've got some ~1" tilapia available if you are still looking?

Comment by Rob Simpson on April 19, 2018 at 1:27pm

Larry, I've got an active breeder tank. All of my current fingerlings are spoken for, but I'll let you know when the next set of wee ones are released from mommy's mouth.

Comment by Larry on April 18, 2018 at 2:57pm

hello everyone long time  no chat. I am looking to buy some more tilapia looking for about 25 fingerlings. anyone know a source?

Comment by Kari Marsh on March 14, 2018 at 7:11pm

So, thanks to John Carlton, formerly of Green Valley, my 'aqua partner' and I are just getting a new garden set up.  We changed the foot print a bit from how John had it set up, and basically have a tiered cascading system.  SUPER simple!  Getting ready to fill 'er up, and then try out the pump and plumbing.  Now that we are having warmer nights, we plan to start out with a few gold fish and koi (both my partner and I want to have a few fish we can keep through the winter as pets and they will ultimately go in the lower sump tank) and then move into tilapia once it gets warmer.  Anyone have suggestions for first greens to plant?    See the attached pic for our garden set up.  Appreciate any comments or suggestions...we are both newbies!

Comment by Bob Wohl on March 14, 2018 at 4:21pm

Hi all, I've been running a raft bed this past winter for the first time and was great for all the greens. But now that it is starting to warm up, what are you growing in your raft beds through out the hotter months? 

Comment by John Carlton on December 12, 2017 at 4:01pm

I live in Green Valley and have a system I am getting rid of (selling home and moving out of town) It is yours if you come pick it up. 1-320 gal IBC for fish, 4-1/2 280 gal grow beds, 75 gal sump tank, pump, pvc tubing, etc Please call John at 520-471-5622 if interested.


John Carlton

Comment by Kari Marsh on December 12, 2017 at 3:18pm

Hi all.  I'm a beginner in this field and located down in Tucson, but am doing some research regarding successful aquaponic systems in Northern Sonora.  Anyone working down there - or have a contact down there?

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on November 4, 2017 at 11:22pm

A new system going in at the Farm at South Mountain. Phx Az.


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