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Companionship planting

Started Feb 11, 2015 0 Replies

I've tried it (in the dirt) with varied results. I'm wondering what you've tried in an aquaponics system and what has and has not worked. Thanks :-)

fish food

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Dec 30, 2014. 9 Replies

Does any one grow there own fish food? Plants,...Black Soldier Flies,...etc.? I'm curious how it's working out? I'd like to be self sufficient with this.Thanks, MichaelContinue

pump question

Started this discussion. Last reply by julian Jul 22. 6 Replies

Hi, I'm building my 1st system. I'm using an IBC, pumping up to the grow bed on top with a submersible pump. Should I remove the filters to get the fish waist to the flood & drain grow beds?…Continue

Wallipini

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Osman Aug 12, 2015. 20 Replies

Hi, I'm in the process of building my first aquaponics systems. I don't have any questions about that (yet)...But I'm wondering if any one has heard of an underground greenhouse, also called a…Continue

 

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julian replied to Michael Osman's discussion pump question
Jul 22
Michael Osman replied to Michael Osman's discussion pump question
"Yeah Julian, I've been looking into that. Which one do you recommend. I've been leaning towards the Ben & Glen aqua zen system."
Jul 20
julian replied to Michael Osman's discussion pump question
"airlift pumps are better since it increase dissolve oxygen in water. "
Jul 19
Michael Osman replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"Most recommend dirt walls... I'm going to pour some footings and pour cement walls....I'm going to place 3/4 to 1 inch pvc pipe around the snap ties to allow for the walls to breath (for lack of a better explanation) placing weed mat…"
Aug 12, 2015
Michael Osman replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"Awesome! I've only done research so far... The property I planned to put it on hasn't worked out... But I've got other plans and hope to start soon. From what I've seen, a 2 foot deep, gravel floor helps with keeping the…"
Aug 4, 2015
Deborah M Espie replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"happily, glad you are pouring concrete. We are in a lot of rock, we are digging holes to set sonotube concrete forms for posts...."
Aug 4, 2015
Alisha replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"I am also in the process of building a Walipini. We are 7 feet down and just about to do a full measure. Looks like we are going to end up 25x50 feet. I've been scoping out cement companies to pour our foundation. It's been difficult…"
Jul 21, 2015
Michael Osman commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"I've finally got fish!!! 30 rainbow trout! Yay! Had them about 3 weeks now, so far they seem quite happy."
Jun 2, 2015
Michael Osman replied to Todd Sakai's discussion Aquarox's grow bed media in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Small Lava rocks (basalt) ,though jagged, is usually cheap and works well."
May 8, 2015
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Feb 28, 2015
Michael Osman commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Oops...I guess MikeH made the kiddie pool comment...sorry."
Feb 15, 2015
Michael Osman commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I like the kiddie pool idea Vlad."
Feb 13, 2015
Michael Osman commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I have expanded clay in mine...it floated at first due to the high water level, now I keep it about 2" below the top & it works great."
Feb 12, 2015
Michael Osman commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"I know this may be a "newbe" response... I thought we put worms in the grow bed to eliminate the need for a filter...?"
Feb 12, 2015
Michael Osman replied to Arthur King, Jr.'s discussion Leaking IBC in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I know it's overkill...but I've put a pond liner in my IBC."
Feb 11, 2015
Michael Osman joined Jim Fisk's group
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How did you find us?
Aquaponic Gardening Book
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
How old is your system?
Just started
How big is your fish tank?
275 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
gill
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I'm a family man, and a man of God. I've always enjoyed gardening in one way or another. I love the idea of aquaponics and I've finally got my system working, out of a 275 gallon IBC totes.

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