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How do I alternate calcium hydroxide with potassium carbonate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Little NYC Aug 8, 2012. 9 Replies

I've read on Sylvia's blog and other sources that it's a good idea to alternate calcium hydroxide with…Continue

Tags: carbonate, Potassium, hydroxide, Calcium, Ph


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flood and drain media
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NYC Greenhouse challenges

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 9:06am 2 Comments

Here we are a couple months into the Summer, and I figure I'd give you all an update on my greenhouse.

NYC greenhouse booty:

- 10 skinny salad heads

- 1 huge bunch of rapini

- 3 sweet pea pods (I'll explain later)

- 3 large mortgage lifter tomatoes (2lbs)

- 3 jalapeño (2oz)

- 2 red corno di toro peppers…


NYC Greenhouse

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:52am 3 Comments

Some people have a hard time wrapping their head around what a NYC backyard might look like. So I figured I'd cover mine.  


The most common backyard is made of concrete for three main reasons: (1) many have driveways leading to a backyard garage, (2) to have a place to put one's picnic table and barbecue, (3) to minimize lawn care.  I would have loved…


NYC Water quality

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:40am 0 Comments

I just contacted New York City's DEP to inquire about water quality. I'm told that chlorine gas is used for disinfection in NYC drinking water as opposed to chloramines, and that water treatment is the same in all 5 boroughs.

I plan to use a chlorine/chloramine remover to treat my water when I don't have time to gas it. However, DO make sure that you use one that's approved for human consumption of fish, such as Cloram-X. I bought an API product at Petland Discount, which is intended… Continue

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At 10:36pm on April 8, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Alisa,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.



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