Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners



A group for aquapons in India and SE Asia. 

A place to share specific experiences relating to our particular climate, fish and plant species and sources for materials that can be hard to find here.

Location: India
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2020

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Simple Aquaponics Garden

Started by Ramabhadran. Last reply by Ramabhadran Nov 2, 2014. 2 Replies

 Floating Aquaponics garden having so many varieties of garden plants.My simple aquaponics…Continue

Cheapest indoor Aquaponics garden

Started by Ramabhadran. Last reply by Ramabhadran Oct 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Cheapest Aquaponics garden; my aquarium converted as this. Make use of thermocol as the raft and foliage plants are on the grow bed. Albino cat fishes are growing in the fish tank. The system is…Continue

Tags: Thiruvananthapuram, Aquaponis, park, Pets, Kerala

Gardening and farming -aquaponics

Started by kunal. Last reply by shahryar ahrestani Feb 6, 2014. 1 Reply


Tags: greenwall, Aquaponic

Solar Pumps for Aquaponics

Started by Abhishek Shrivastava. Last reply by Abhishek Shrivastava Nov 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello FriendsIf anybody is interested in buying a solar pump for their aquaponics setup i can provide, my brother in law is a manufacturer of solar equipments and wide range of solar pumps are…Continue

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Comment by shamimul islam on January 10, 2012 at 1:46am
Is there any one deal with RAS in india for fresh water species
Comment by Alexandre Letellier on January 10, 2012 at 1:44am

@Shaminul, you can get all the informations and advice you will ever need here in this community... For the rest you will have to do your own hands-on experimentation  

All the best

Comment by shamimul islam on January 10, 2012 at 12:49am
We are interested setup a aquaponic in my country, how can u help us in this regards,
Comment by Alexandre Letellier on January 9, 2012 at 9:25pm

And here's a manufacturer of DOW blue boards in Hyderabad :

Can I ask what do you need it for ? Is it for aquaponics ?

Comment by Alexandre Letellier on January 9, 2012 at 9:17pm

Sahib, here's some leads for chelated iron in most major cities :

Prices are not indicated, so you might have to choose your city and make a few phone calls. Hope that helps.

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on January 9, 2012 at 7:53pm

Hello Bharatponics members know of availability of styrofoam (DOW Blue Board), or similar material. The attached link shows that DOW does manufacturing such in India. Just wondering if anyone has any information. I believe that in India the term is similar to 'Thermocole". Need to get food grade sheets that are at least 2lbs heavy  (no fire retardant added).

Here is what I have found but do not know of availability or prices. Anyone have any idea?

DOW Blue Board

Thermocole sheets in India

I am also interested in "Hydroponic"supplies & natural nutrients availability as well as items such as Iron chelate and related items.

God bless 

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on January 9, 2012 at 7:38pm

Hello Roxy,

Pea gravel will work initially but may be prone to clogging after some time. It may also become rater heavy (if using 12 inch depth in beds), as is the case with glass beads. Lava stone should work provided it is "clean" and at least 3/4 inch big. It can be a bit rough on the bare fingers. I usually mix the Hydroton adding a couple of inches on top.

Are there any sources of expanded shale that anyone is aware of? 

Comment by Roxy Philip on January 9, 2012 at 7:22pm

Hydroton is available in India but is expensive. The alternative I can think of could be Pea gravel or lava stone. Another option could be glass beads (I am not sure the if it will work) which are colored. Also need to consider is the use of latrite (which is available everywhere)

Comment by Alexandre Letellier on January 9, 2012 at 6:18am

Well I did a search in the member listing and saw that there were quite a few members from India. Some aspects of aquaponics are particularly challenging here so I thought we might as well bundle up and be stronger :)

Thanks to you Sylvia for bringing all of us together ...

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on January 9, 2012 at 5:47am

This is a terrific idea for a group, Alexandre!  Thanks for starting this.


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