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Frank Buffone
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  • Baton Rouge, LA
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Frank Buffone posted a status
"Wanted to post an update for the 2016 season. My summer tomatoes yielded 26 pints of homemade tomato sauce."
Mar 3
Frank Buffone replied to Aquaman's discussion Aphid
"Lady bugs hatch here when the first warm spell hits usually. I don't know how they get in but many hatch inside houses. They are easy to catch as they usually collect against windows. You may be able to purchase them if they are not indigenous…"
Mar 3
Frank Buffone commented on Frank Buffone's photo
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"Thanks, the system had to fit in a small area which decided the design. I would have liked to sink the sump tank into the ground but my landlord wouldn't appreciate it."
Oct 30, 2016
Timothy commented on Frank Buffone's photo
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"Wow really like how you set up your whole system."
Oct 30, 2016
Timothy commented on Frank Buffone's photo
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"Rflmao. I knew I saw a kitty in the background hehehee it's so cute ;-)"
Oct 30, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Jeff S's discussion What's in my fish water
"If your system is in a greenhouse , you will have to do water changes regularly about once a month. I lose a lot due to evaporation but the rain generally keeps up with the loss. Balance your environment and there won't be a problem with too…"
Sep 17, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Aquaman's discussion Aphid
"Had a bad aphid infestation in my summer of plagues tis year. A friend had millions of lady bugs hatching in her house around the same time. I caught a couple hundred of them and released them in my patio. A few days later, no aphids and only a…"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Sanu Maiya Maharjan's discussion plant issue
"Snail or slug sits on the leaf and eats a hole through it"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Mark Raymo's discussion How do I get rid of Root Rot-Pythium?
"Hi mark, I had a similar problem with build-up of solids in my system after running for two years. Between growing cycles this spring I washed all the hydroton in the grow beds. It removed all the left over roots and sludge that was building up.…"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Jeff S's discussion What's in my fish water
"Hi Jeff, I am surprised no one has replied to your question as yet. Without knowing anything about your system other than what you offered, I would say, 1. you have too many fish in your tank producing more waste than your plants can remove. 2. The…"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Gil's discussion Flood & Drain Cycle, Pump Operation
"Gil, I'm right there with you on the climate. I live in BR and have a small patio system I've been running for a couple of years. My system floods and drains every ten minutes. Mine is much smaller than yours. I have only two grow beds and…"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone replied to Tracy Langlinais's discussion South Central Louisiana Newbie AP Plans - Will it work?
"HI Tracy, I am a new member also but have been gardening this way for a few years. Check out my system at http://www.preppingconnections.com/aquaponics.html I probably live near you, I'm in BR. My system goes from the fish tank to the grow beds…"
Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone commented on Frank Buffone's album
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"Initial setup in the summer of 2015."
Sep 16, 2016
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Sep 16, 2016
Frank Buffone is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Sep 6, 2016

Profile Information

How did you find us?
referral from another website
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
Survivalist Forum
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
1 - 2 yrs
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Other
How big is your fish tank?
150 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Fin

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