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Nutirent Issues...Maybe?

My system is a 40 gallon grow bed and a 100 gallon tank with approximately 30 fish, gold fish and catfish.  My intent was to cycle the syst…

Started by Thaddeus J Dick

3 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Thaddeus J Dick

Sump overflows

I just added two more Flood and drain grow beds to my system and now it overflows my sump tank. The tank runs dry about 3 minutes befor the…

Started by Dennis Brooks

9 Sep 12, 2014
Reply by Jim Fisk

My grow bed is clogging up!

Our system is healthy and the pH, ammonia etc. are all good, but between the roots and solids in it, our grow bed is very slow to drain and…

Started by Annalise Ozols

4 Jul 9, 2014
Reply by Annalise Ozols

Tiny White Bugs

Hi all, I have found tons of tiny white bugs in my grow towers, all seemingly clustered around the roots of my plants. I've searched all o…

Started by mattyG

2 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Rob Nash

too many plants or not enough fish?

New here, not sure what exactly to do. . . . a few of my pepper plants have lower leaves turning yellow and everything seems to be growing…

Started by Jess G

6 Jun 2, 2014
Reply by Steve R

Nitrate level dropped

Hi, My system has been cycled since October and has been testing fine. Now  gradually my nitrate level has dropped all the way down. PH is…

Started by sherrie p cockram

3 May 20, 2014
Reply by Steve R

What are these???

This system belongs to a friend of mine who is just starting out. She found these and I haven't seen them yet in my aquaponics journey so f…

Started by Noah Howard

2 May 20, 2014
Reply by Steve R

Diatomaceous Earth

There is a story with videos circulating facebook and youtube about Diatomaceous Earth. One video is called Garden Girl: Natural insect con…

Started by sherrie p cockram

2 Mar 24, 2014
Reply by sherrie p cockram


Well, apparently the "specialist" we went to didn't really know as much as we though. I just discovered that I have a thrip problem, not a…

Started by Alex Veidel

18 Mar 2, 2014
Reply by Alex Veidel

Tilapia froze to death last night.

So it is with great sadness that I lost my entire stock of Tilapia due to a power outage last night. I have a converted IBC with about fift…

Started by Ray Eklund

0 Jan 31, 2014


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