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water borne diseases

Is there a simple and/or inexpensive tests for things like coliform, ecoli etc? what are some of the safeguards that we can do to limit the…

Started by Jack Dunbar

3 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by Anne Phillip


 have been cycling since October, i know right before cold weather, but i do not want to get fish until i get this science part down.  I bo…

Started by Gillian Burrus

10 Apr 5, 2014
Reply by Jack Dunbar

Carbonate Ions in Water, Should I be worried?

Hello Aquaponics Community! I go to Westminster College in Salt Lake City and our school is trying to get a large utility aquaponics syste…

Started by Joel Berg

2 Apr 3, 2014
Reply by Leo White Bear

Trying to calculate how big of tank I need.

Hi, I'm trying to figure our how big of a fish tank I will need to accommodate the amount of fish for the size of system I'm trying to buil…

Started by Vance J. Rifenberick

8 Apr 2, 2014
Reply by Jeff S

Changing media in a live system

I've been using about 8-9" of pea gravel over 3-4" of large lava rock for the last year and a half.  I think the pea gravel doesn't allow f…

Started by Linda Logan

2 Mar 25, 2014
Reply by Dan Ponton

Plumbing For our IBC system

Hi All,  I went out and got 2 330g IBC tanks that will be my FT's. I have a few more questions if you don't mind. 1) With oxygen: I was w…

Started by Vance J. Rifenberick

8 Mar 22, 2014
Reply by Jim Fisk

I think I want to move my system

So I had initially planned on setting my IBC system up on the back deck but got concerned with the weight ( i have a large deck, but I rent…

Started by Gillian Burrus

16 Mar 21, 2014
Reply by Gillian Burrus

What type of fish are people using in Louisiana?

My husband and I really want to get started with aquaponics, but we are wondering what kind of "food" fish people are having success with i…

Started by Natalie French

9 Mar 20, 2014
Reply by Heidi Awbrey

Getting rid of algea

We have our system in an enclosed green house and was wondering if anyone has any helpful tips on how to get rid of algea. It's in the tank…

Started by Bob Gee

4 Feb 25, 2014
Reply by TCLynx

Powdery mildew in medium

IT seems I have powdery mildew in my media as I put in new chard plants in different grow bed from where they grew before and these showed…

Started by Linda Logan

6 Feb 8, 2014
Reply by Linda Logan


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