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Leo White Bear's Discussions

Trout aquaponics

Started May 4, 2013 0 Replies

I would like to address those that are growing trout in their systems.  I was asked to go to this forum and ask about growing trout.  Could you please advise.  I live in Central Wisconsin where the…Continue

API test kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Mar 16, 2013. 5 Replies

I was just wondering with a friend, how long does the API Master Test Kit last.  Does the viability of the kit dwindle as time go by or is it quite stable?  What is the best way to store the kit…Continue

Monthly Chat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Bernstein Sep 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Sylvia-  Thursdays are very difficult for my schedual as I am on the board of Directors of our Inventor andEntrepreneurs club and we meet every-other Thursday in the evening.  Might I ask, is there…Continue

Feeding Crayfish (Yabbies)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conrad Chin-Yee Sep 9, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello Friends-  I receintly aquired a couple of crayfish and was wondering what they eat.  I have done some research on the Internet and found that they are oppertunistic feeders and eat ditris,…Continue

 

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Leo White Bear commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"coconut coir will work for your system.  Take precautions to clean the fiber of loose, short fibers so it will work with your fill and drain system also.  Use the longest ones you can get out of the bunch.  Soak the fiber first so you…"
Jul 1
Leo White Bear commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"also check out dairy equipment businesses they may have some for sale."
Jun 26
Leo White Bear replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion New to group in the group Bluegill or Bream Growers
"Jake You can check out some of my pics here http://aquaponicgardening.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0lw7exjat23r6 My friend June Washington was helping me keep that chair down so it wouldn't get too far away from him. …"
Jun 26
Leo White Bear replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion New to group in the group Bluegill or Bream Growers
"another thing, remember ventilation.  Plants will express quite a bit of moisture.  Protect the walls and floors unless they are made of concrete or tile.  I did a 18 unit IBC system in an old barn that eventually had adequate…"
Jun 25
Leo White Bear replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion New to group in the group Bluegill or Bream Growers
"  The width of your growbed will be influenced on how comfortably you can reach into it.  Remember as the plants mature, your reach will be shortened a bit due to the plant height and the intensity of your planting.  any support that…"
Jun 24
Leo White Bear replied to Yaacov Levi's discussion New to group in the group Bluegill or Bream Growers
"Hi Jake-   At the moment I also have two units going.  One small barrel-ponics in-house with a pineapple and some herbs.  The other is a larger unit outside that incorporates the grow-bed and trough set-up using a 250 gal milk bulk…"
Jun 24
Leo White Bear commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Yaacov   Check with any dairy or farm supply source, if you are willing to drive a bit, check out any dairy farms.  Here in Wisconsin, most dairy farms store their calves colostrum supplement in IBC totes.  I acquired 20 for 20$ each…"
Jun 24
Leo White Bear left a comment for Eddie Beuerlein
"Please send me the copy of the air lift pumps.  I do appreciate your time and effort and thank you for any information you would like to send me. Leo White Bear"
Jun 20, 2016
Leo White Bear commented on Glenn Martinez's blog post Air lift pumps in Aquaponics
"Well I have been requesting this info from others and have not received any reply one way or another.  If you have the info you described pertaining to the air lift system, I am VERY interested, please forward me the manual you have…"
Jun 20, 2016
Leo White Bear commented on Glenn Martinez's blog post Air lift pumps in Aquaponics
"Glen - This is my second request for your air-lift manual, do you still have it available?  If so could you please send me a copy."
Jun 16, 2016
Leo White Bear commented on Glenn Martinez's blog post Air lift pumps in Aquaponics
"Glenn- Could I please get the info you have on the air-pumps.  Sounds fantastic. Thanks WB"
Jan 10, 2016
Leo White Bear replied to Jeff Guykema's discussion IBC Tank Drain - Fish Screen in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Jeff- Like always said...Many ways to skin a cat, hope it works well for you.  Just remember that this is another item to put on your maintenance list, clean the filter screen."
Aug 9, 2015
Leo White Bear replied to Jeff Guykema's discussion IBC Tank Drain - Fish Screen in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Jeff-   One idea is to attach a screen at the outlet end if the pipe in the fish tank.  You didn't state how big your fish are or what species.  I have installed a PVC drain guard in the end of my 2" PVC pipe outlet. …"
Aug 2, 2015
Leo White Bear replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Update to my IBC system in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Mike-   Adding various nutrients to aquaponics is slightly difficult.  I say this not to scare you off in doing so but to remind you to be cautious.  Potassium and calcium are the easiest to add as they can be added at the same time…"
Jul 20, 2015
Leo White Bear replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Update to my IBC system in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Mike   All of the suggestions are great but none addressed the problem.  I would do as these people suggested but add one more.  Because tomatoes are actually hybridized from weeds they have the tendency to follow this pattered. …"
Jul 19, 2015
Leo White Bear replied to Danny's discussion Low Fruit Production in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Your pH and nitrites are OK, the nitrates are not as toxic as the ammonia and nitrites and fish can live in these numbers.  Just don't let the ammonia and nitrites rise above 20ppm.  I say this because with these two, things will go…"
Jul 4, 2015

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
aquaponics bell siphon
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
250 gal
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
dorsal fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Native american/irish, wooden flute maker, 57, married, kids grown up and gone.

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At 6:52am on June 2, 2015, Michael Lane said…

 my 250 gall tank is new. I have 35 fish and doing well I started project 3 mo. ago

I was told I might be lacking potassium

At 9:40pm on June 25, 2013, Tom OBrien said…

That's impressive, but I missed your earlier posts. Will you be adding lights?

At 7:25am on August 27, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

HI Leo.  The course is an online course that you register for and take any time that it is convenient for you.  There was a link to a set of instructions in your email receipt.  If you no longer have that just send me an email at sylvia@theaquaponicsource.com and I'll get you a new copy of the instructions.  Thanks for signing up!

At 1:05pm on August 7, 2012, Troy Curtin said…

Hello Leo, I saw your post on the AP for beginners page where you mentioned you were in WI. So am I, actually I currently live in Madison, but I have a system running at my folks' house in Reedsburg. I'd love to meet someone in the area with some experience.

Thanks,
Troy

At 7:34pm on May 5, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Leo,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


Sylvia

 
 
 

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