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How did you find us?
Through someone's YouTube video
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes, on a small scale
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
I've got a 30 gal fish tank with decorative fish, and about 5 sq ft of growbed surface. I'm using a simple flood & drain with expanded clay. I started my system less than a month ago, and I'm currently growing basic kitchen herbs. I'm hoping to get comfortable enough with the process to expand to a larger system in my back yard by next year.
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)

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2012/05/06 - Seedlings going crazy

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Haven't had time to do much, but wanted to at least post a pictorial update.

The seedlings are just going crazy.  Fiance had to move the peas away from the other plants so they wouldn't start climbing them.…


2012/04/28 - Wow, things grow fast!

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 3:13am 6 Comments

First the BEST news: we caught the critter!  It's a rat.  Cute little bugger, but doesn't need to be in my garden.  I asked fiance to drive him to somewhere with a field and drop him off.  I don't feel any urge to punish him for being a rat, I just don't want him eating my veggies any more.…


2012/04/15 - Finally got some seeds started

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments

First, check out the fish!  This was feeding time today:

They're all big, healthy, and hungry!

The leeks are beyond overgrown.  I'd left them… Continue

2012/02/26 - And we're back!

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The weather finally warmed up enough, and I had a few extra oomph of energy, so we got things going again.

The critter (type unknown) has been ravaging the plants.  As soon as the broccoli gets the slightest growth he eats it.  It looks like someone attacked the poor plant with a weed wacker.  And the little *^$% is too wily to step into the rat trap.  But my dad is going to help us put up a "real" greenhouse, so that'll fix the problem.  When we finally get around to doing…


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At 3:20pm on July 9, 2018, abiola bawuah said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on this email( ) for the full details,
Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.
Mrs Abiola.

At 4:50pm on June 14, 2011, Debra Colvin said…
howdy neighbor!
At 7:28am on December 19, 2010, Chi Ma said…

Happy B day!

At 8:01am on October 26, 2010, mike kati said…
Hi Andrea,
I really appreciate your posting, it was step by step, complete accuracy, problem solving ,Etc… it is like a movie makes the person follow all details and live them.

Why you stop posting ?
And other thing ,why no body show interest in having male and female fish for multiplying, at least I did not see any of this, only they buy them small and rise them,
why not starts with eggs and so on , it could be more beneficial as a commercial operation. ,and at one point you mentioned that you would sale the products ,Right.,?.
can I have your email,
At 12:36pm on August 9, 2010, Kristi Brown said…
Hi Andrea..welcome to the community. Yes, I am a near neighbor in Palm Springs and I believe you have met Jeff from Cathedral City. Although I have yet to start an aquaponics system of my own, I am convinced that this concept can solve a great many of humanities food challenges. Happy farming!
At 12:04pm on August 5, 2010, Richard Wyman said…
Hi Andrea, Welcome to the community,

I have been following your progress over on the APHQ forum, glad to see you have found us here. The community is great and the site is pretty nice too :)
At 11:31am on August 5, 2010, Nate Storey said…
Hi Andrea, no problem. the towers are a pretty new thing and I'm slowly getting information up. on them. I'm still figuring them out myself, but i dont' think you necessarily want to think of GB:FT volume as much as much as you want to think lbs fish/GB or tower or whatever- keeping in mind what's a reasonable stocking density. right now I'm running around 20lbs fish/5' tower (I don't recommend this). the towers should probably start around 5lbs or less per 5' tower and allow your system to mature. you probably don't want to stock more than 1 lb/10 gal. to start though, and only once the system is cycled.
At 10:55am on August 5, 2010, Nate Storey said…
Thanks Andrea! I like my towers too. They don't take up a whole lot of space- fortunately. I rent my greenhouse, so space is money. I"m putting in quite a few more towers next week. i'm getting too high a stocking density.

It looks like you have a great start on a system. what kind of fish are you going with?
At 8:32pm on May 20, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Andrea

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 by checking out the forums, blogs and groups. If you are interested in a forum or blog topic, but don’t want to join in right away, just check the “follow” box to be notified whenever there is activity on that subject.

We have just one rule: keep it cordial (no flaming!).

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


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