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Richard Wyman
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  • Aurora, CO
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How did you find us?
link on Aphq, placed by Gary Donaldson
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, System 1; Indoor, 29 and 20 gallon tanks bridged. 4 10 gallon rubbermaid growbeds with bell syphons. Currently (June 2010) 5 aquarium fish. Started Jan 2010, Cycled early March. It has a 400 watt MH light on a 4' lightrail for the plants.

System 2; Harbor Freight Greenhouse 10x12, Twin IBC's, cut at the 175g mark. 200 gallons of flood and drain growbed, 150 gallons FT, aprox 125g sump. System filled June 13 2010 ( new )
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
150 gallons
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Will be looking for a place to expand my gardening when my wife retires at the end of the year, someplace warm I hope.
 

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At 1:41pm on July 9, 2018, abiola bawuah said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on this email( mabawuah9@aol.com  ) for the full details,

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Thanks God bless.

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At 4:57pm on September 28, 2010, Jimmi Jones said…
I want to use the IBC system as a sample model to show folks what they can do for theselves.
At 4:56pm on September 28, 2010, Jimmi Jones said…
Thanks for the comment. I started the test systemto tryout a few varieties of veggies and lettuce to findo out how they would perform. The lettuce did exceptionally well. As for the small commercial system this has been in the works for 2 yrs now and I hope to start the system up in a month or so.
At 3:23pm on September 28, 2010, Jimmi Jones said…
Hi Richard, My name is Jimmi and I am a recent member of this site. I have been browsing the photos to get an idea of what others are doing a would really like to get some info on the IBC systemyou have set up. Would there be someinstructions I could follow, as I want to set up a system as a dispaly system. I am currently setting up a small commercial raft system.
At 5:51pm on July 1, 2010, Franklin D. Ford said…
H2O today (07/1/2010) was:

PH - 8.0 range

Ammonia - 0.25 range

Nitrite - 0 range

Nitrate - 40 range
At 5:44pm on July 1, 2010, Franklin D. Ford said…
Hey Rich,

Thanks for all your help and motivation you have given me on aquaponics.
At 10:42pm on June 11, 2010, Herbert said…
my residents used to get along each other very until recently, I thought the crayfish only trying to hitch a ride in the goldfish' tail, only to find out that the shrimp wants to have the goldie for chow, consuming entirely the first batch of 1inch of 9 fishes.
At 11:50am on March 7, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Richard,

We are practically neighbors - I live in Boulder.

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 join in. Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!

We have just one rule - keep it cordial (no flaming!).

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

Sylvia

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Posted on May 13, 2011 at 9:04am 3 Comments

It has been a week since I found a home for my goldfish.  It was a month before I asked for that home that I knew they had to go.  It was about two months ago the water started to warm a little and they started the wiggle dance at feed time. It was about three months ago I was out in the cold, trying to keep the water flowing in minus nineteen f.  It has been five and a half months since all their friends were netted out and eaten. Great care was taken not to cause undue stress  as the…

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