Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners


Arizona Aquaponics

Helping each other to learn and grow big nutritious plants and fish to help feed the world.

Location: Phoenix
Members: 230
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2019


Thank you all for joining my group, I hope to do a lot with all anyone interested. Please
tell me any event suggestions you would like us to do.

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Comment by John Carlton on December 12, 2017 at 4:01pm

I live in Green Valley and have a system I am getting rid of (selling home and moving out of town) It is yours if you come pick it up. 1-320 gal IBC for fish, 4-1/2 280 gal grow beds, 75 gal sump tank, pump, pvc tubing, etc Please call John at 520-471-5622 if interested.


John Carlton

Comment by Kari Marsh on December 12, 2017 at 3:18pm

Hi all.  I'm a beginner in this field and located down in Tucson, but am doing some research regarding successful aquaponic systems in Northern Sonora.  Anyone working down there - or have a contact down there?

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on November 4, 2017 at 11:22pm

A new system going in at the Farm at South Mountain. Phx Az.

Comment by Tom Bergstrand on July 24, 2017 at 9:31pm

I live up in Kingman. My neighbor has a pretty good set up right across the street. It seems to be producing very well. He is out of town for a few days but I will check it out closely when he returns. He has everything in a plastic greenhouse. He did it the hard way. Trial and error. I hope to learn from him and this forum. 

Comment by Rob Simpson on April 11, 2017 at 3:43pm

Does anyone in the Phoenix area have any scuds/freshwater shrimp they are willing to sell and/or offer any experiences using them in aquaponics in Phoenix (heat tolerance, etc)?

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on February 20, 2017 at 4:35pm

The good people at B.O.S.S. (Buckeye (Arizona) Outreach for Social Services) are really getting the hang of managing their 3-Hour farm system. They got it through the cold and storms of January and February 2017 and now it is starting to grow again. Good job folks.

P.S. It is called a 3-Hour farm for that is how long it takes to build one from out the box to filling with water and turning on the air.

Powered by goldfish at the moment.
In photo:
Garlic, collard greens, two types of mustard greens, broccoli, tomatoes, lettuce and marigolds. 

Comment by Bob Wohl on October 27, 2016 at 11:02am

Howdy all! I've moved and cycled up a new system. I'm now looking for a few fry. Any central phoenix sources? Most I am seeing is in Chandler/Gilbert.  What options do we have available? I'm open to different species than just tilapia. My last setup had 150ish tilapia (a little out of hand imo) but I'm not complaining, just curious ;)

Comment by Jim Troyer on August 1, 2016 at 1:42pm

Hi Everybody

It's about that time of year when we get an unwanted population explosion of tilapia in our systems.  I have plenty of water and I'm always looking for more tilapia.  If you need to reduce your population, store your fish or shut down your system I'll take them.  Call or text me at 203.698.2626, I am just off the 101 in Scottsdale. Thank you!

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on May 4, 2016 at 1:47am

New concepts are making aquaponics easier, less expensive and more mainstream. In this case it is great to hang out with our friends Catherine and Barry Cohen. Though just a few months old, their system is doing great, they are already harvesting from it tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers and they do innovative things. For example, I would have never thought that fig trees could be rooted in aquaponics and their watermelons growing already. 

Comment by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. on May 1, 2016 at 1:40pm

I thought you might enjoy the quick vid made by my wife and master gardener Angela. 


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