Aquaponic Gardening

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Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Mills Dec 6, 2012. 5 Replies

Have you thought about preparing for a disaster? In the SF Bay we haven't had a Katrina, Haiti, Mid-West or Fukishima Japan level disaster in a while. Because of that we have become pretty…Continue

Water Hyacinth as supplemental water filtration.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Roelofs Oct 17, 2011. 12 Replies

Anyone use Water Hyacinth as supplemental filtration? I'm thinking that if my grow bed is too small for the fish density I would add some water hyacinth to help keep the water clean. I can pull the…Continue

Any of you use Indian Almond Leaves?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx May 12, 2011. 9 Replies

I use it as a tonic for my aquarium fish. It lowers the pH slightly and provides tea colored water which helps with algae control. Here is some info:…Continue

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Red Claw Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) and Friends

This group is for those interested in Red Claw Crayfish and other species of crayfish.
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Leo White Bear commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Charles-   My advice is NOT to start big.  Being on this forum tells me that you are just beginning your AP adventure.  I'm not saying don't do it, I'm saying that you may need to get a bit of experience under your belt…"
Dec 31
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Charles, I've been doing aquaponics for about 4 years. I have 500, 100, and 50 gallon systems. Not a day goes by that I don't think about what I would do differently if I did it again. I'm a believer in go big or go home but Jim is…"
Dec 30, 2017
Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Charles unless you have a long time history with raising fish and farming in general you are really asking for trouble starting AP at such a grand scale. It takes about a year for experienced folks to get their system stabilized and running…"
Dec 30, 2017
Charles Chuks commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"From the bottom of my heart , thank you very much Jeff & Leo  for your advice and comment and dose wishing to advice later.  The size of the system am planning to start with, am thinking of a system that can accommodate a fish…"
Dec 30, 2017
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Start small. Don't get too excited by all the neat things you see. Like Leo said, look around and decide on a system that looks like it will work for you. A Tilapia farm with vegetables is sorta reversed aquaponics. I see aquaponics as more a…"
Dec 29, 2017
Leo White Bear commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"The best thing to do right now is research.  Look through the past posts, ask questions and learn.  This is a venture that can be fun and possibly allow you to experiment with different types of aquaponic set-ups, from media base to NTF to…"
Dec 29, 2017
Charles Chuks commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I am planning to start a Tilapia farm in a small scale together with vegetables, is there any suggestion and advice on how to begin."
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www.phoenixpermaculture.org
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
combination
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish, Other
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175 gal
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At 6:04pm on June 22, 2015, Sly said…
Hi chi, I'm a newbie and a fellow SF Bay Area. It's nice to know someone nearby who knows aquaponics!

I recently built an ibc tote system and now looking to change my gold fish to tilapia and catfish. Do you have any or know someone who might consider sharing some or selling some. I would greatly appreciate it!
At 8:09am on June 23, 2013, Jon Parr said…
Likewise, Chi. I know you're moving, but will you still be in Saratoga? I'll drop you a line when I head that way again. Or vise versa. 831-251-9211
At 11:57am on February 27, 2013, Jamie Jang said…

Hey Chi!

I'm exploring the possibilities of aquaponics with community outreach in an urban food desert. I've attempted aquaponics a couple times, myself, without complete success. So for this venture I'm definitely looking to compensate somebody who has experience creating successful, thriving aquaponics systems.

Let me know if this sounds at all interesting to you. I'm only in the stage of exploring what resources are available to me, right now. So this would be many months in the future.

 

Thanks!

At 9:31pm on January 6, 2013, TCLynx said…

Hi Chi, Haven't seen you online much lately, Hope you are doing well.  Happy New Year.

At 4:43pm on November 29, 2012, Jay Wolf said…

Chi brah!!!!!  What's shakin' brotha?  Have my space and started building about three ago.  We should catch up soon.  Let me know what is going on in your world

At 9:40am on July 16, 2012, Jay Wolf said…

Hey brah!!!  Long time.  Just checking in to see how you are doing.  Hope all is well!

At 7:48am on June 13, 2012, Allisyn Wood said…
I think it's amazing what you're doing over there. All the good fortune in the world! Thanks for sharing all your experience and knowledge.
At 9:22am on May 26, 2012, Dave Mannina said…

Trying to tweak my bell siphon. It ether takes long to start the siphon or long to break it. But it works.

At 8:32am on November 30, 2011, Mike Creuzer said…

The big cray is still going strong. One batch of babies (2 that I pulled out) didn't make the trip in other tanks. I am still trying to get a handle on my crustaceans.

At 5:53pm on July 28, 2011, Jay Wolf said…
Hey brah.  Haven;t chatted in awhile and just checking in to see how you are doing.  I hope all is well!
 
 
 

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