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Can you use a powerhead in an aquaponic setup?

Are any of you using a powerhead in your aquaponic setup? I got two Powerhead 802 powerheads with a 55 gal aquarium I got off Craigslist. I…

Started by Bill Kelleher

2 Nov 25, 2012
Reply by Vlad Jovanovic

Sunleaves rocks 0.25-0.5" vs 0.5-1.5" size Anyone have experience with this in an AP setup?

I'm putting together an AP system and decided to go with Sunleaves rocks expanded shale instead of Hydroton since the Hydroton is getting s…

Started by Bill Kelleher

3 Nov 21, 2012
Reply by Roger

Shells in creek gravel

Howdy I'm looking at using some local creek gravel for grow bed media.  It has some small shells (.5" dia max, scallop shell shaped).  Thes…

Started by jim mckee

4 Nov 20, 2012
Reply by jim mckee


Hi, I am still in the designing stages for my set-up, and have been wondering about using terracotta tiles smashed and then tumbled until s…

Started by Luke prior

3 Nov 4, 2012
Reply by Bart

White powder residue on Hydroton??

My system has been up and running for a couple months and recently I started noticing a white powder residue substance on some of my Hydrot…

Started by Benjamin Udy - Super Genius

4 Sep 16, 2012
Reply by Chuck Goecke

Expanded Shale options

I'm researching expanded shale as a substrate for ebb & flow bed. Ebay has someone in Texas selling 100lbs for over $100 (incl. shippin…

Started by Shannon Hickman

15 Sep 7, 2012
Reply by Ian Cameron

Crushed clay brick as a media?

Hi folks, like many people I'm having a challenge finding a media for the grow beds that meets my budget. Was wondering if anyone has tried…

Started by Bart

5 Aug 26, 2012
Reply by Bart

Hydroton beads

The only trouble we had with one of our systems using Hydroton beads was growing 4 tomatoe plants in one bed and 5 tomatoe plants in the ot…

Started by mary proctor

13 Aug 22, 2012
Reply by Eric Warwick


we just recently heard about K1media and would like to incorporate it into our systems.  Randy is thinking of a way to use the K1 in one ta…

Started by mary proctor

1 Jul 17, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair

Biochar as a Aquaponic Substrate

Hello Everyone, I'm new to the world of aquaponics and have been reading up on it for the past couple of days trying to finds ways to make…

Started by Raylard

15 Jul 12, 2012
Reply by Jim Hall


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