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Annoying Posts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat James Jul 18, 2013. 6 Replies

Jekan FalopWhat's up with this guys posts about his TV preferences?  It's become difficult to read new…Continue

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Portable Farms Mineral Rock Dust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Jan 7, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm wondering if any one here has tried Portable Farms Mineral Rock Dust.  Continue

Mapito Grow Medium

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I got a YouTube spam for a product called Mapito Grow Medium.  After checking it out it is my opinion the product would clog.  It's made of Rockwool and shredded polyurethane flakes.  I refused to…Continue

Ning - e-mail notification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Campbell Nov 7, 2012. 8 Replies

I have noticed that I often don't get e-mail notifications.  Others have backed me up on that.I'd like help to resolve this problem and wonder if you would document cases where you too are missing…Continue

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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Koi, Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
1300/800/275 gal
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Building contractor. I love science, and solving problems with design and technology.

I've kept Koi Ponds since the early 1980's. Those are basically ornamental AP systems, but I built my first vegetable system in February of 2012.

Njǫrd, Old Norse Njǫror, in Norse mythology, the god of the wind and of the sea and its riches. His aid was invoked in seafaring and in hunting, and he was considered the god of “wealth-bestowal,” or prosperity. He was the father of Freyr and Freyja by his own sister. Traditionally, Njǫrd’s native tribe, the Vanir, gave him as a hostage to the rival tribe of Aesir, the giantess Skadi choosing him to be her husband. The marriage failed because Njǫrd preferred to live in Nóatún, his home by the sea, while Skadi was happier in her father’s mountain dwelling ..

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At 2:01pm on June 19, 2018, Bruno Dusch said…
I have something very vital to disclose to you,please get back to me on:( for the full details
At 7:57am on January 25, 2014, Max Gfx said…

The PDF plans for the vertical tower and upside down tomato planters is just a few weeks out there. I'm waiting on plant growth right now so I can include pictures of the things actually proving that they work. I will say that the new design using the green Matala filter media is a lot easier to work with.

At 10:31am on December 30, 2013, Kim Romen said…

the wetter part of Chico is why your stream looked so lush, then?!  Would you recommend having a stream in Phoenix?  I heard how much water evaporates from someone with a pond out here and I'm trying to decide if the water evaporation is worth it.  Also, will the fish cook in a small stream...

At 9:30am on December 30, 2013, Kim Romen said…

Bob, i'm looking through the old posts and u posted a pic of a stream, I think in your backyard. Is Chico pretty lush like other parts of CA or is it more desert like Phoenix? Very nice looking stream!

At 12:29pm on September 9, 2013, Mark Bogart said…
you can find some pictures our Facebook page we posted some pictures on this page a few weeks ago while but the best way to see our system is on our facebook page Valley Aquaponics
At 9:57pm on May 17, 2013, Cole Petitt said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Bob. I am just getting started learning about aquaponics, so I’m very excited to be the 10,000th member and thus get a chance to take the class. I would also very much like to take you up on your tour offer, when would be a good time to either call or swing by?

At 2:22pm on March 6, 2013, Jim Troyer said…
At 12:22pm on February 8, 2013, Vlad Jovanovic said…

Hey Bob, could you please direct me to that 'scathing' post you referred to...I can't seem to find it, but was liking to check it out...

At 4:45am on January 28, 2013, Ryan Chatterson said…
Hey Bob! This damn site won't let me send a pm from my phone (no CPU at the moment). Shoot me an email to chattman124@gmail and I'll answer your pm! Take it easy
At 7:11pm on January 22, 2013, LogicalHydro said…

sorry about the late response. How are the crayfish coming along?

At 11:02am on November 18, 2012, Milo Shefik said…

Hi Bob, the tank above the beds is actually an auto siphon header tank the takes about 5 minutes to fill with a 75 watt pump before flushing out in about 10 seconds to the grow beds. The lettuce is bib lettuce of some kind  not sure exactly. The system is not running now as I didn't want to heat (or light) through winter and although the system worked well with seemingly great plant growth and healthy Koi, I don't think I will re-activate this system. The grow bed drains would clog quickly with roots and I found transplanting into gravel to be quite tedious. I will do DWC next.

At 10:39am on September 19, 2012, Arsenio Ang (egoy torogi) Guinat said…

sir thank you for requesting me to be one of your friend. godbless


At 3:41am on September 18, 2012, Arsenio Ang (egoy torogi) Guinat said…

thank you sir for your nice, simple and easy to understand explanation. thank you very much sir. 

At 2:23pm on September 17, 2012, Arsenio Ang (egoy torogi) Guinat said…

gud evening sir, i have some questions, (1) can you explain to me the defferrence between bio filter and swirl filter and other filters if their is and thier function on defferent levels of aquaponic . (2) does ordinary bulbs and flourecent lights can be used in indoor aquaponics system or it must be especial lights especially colored lights? thank you sorry for disturbing your precious time. godbless


At 4:11am on September 15, 2012, Arsenio Ang (egoy torogi) Guinat said…

 thank you sir for your advice, i appreciate it very much, godbless


At 11:23am on August 15, 2012, Roxana González said…

Hola Bob,

A question Have you used seaweeds extract on your plants or is it neccesary to add it directly to the water¿


At 1:41am on July 25, 2012, Jeremy K said…
At 3:49pm on June 9, 2012, Robert Johnson said…
I saw your video on the air cap for the snorkel tube and I have to say what an elegant yet simple solution (which happen to be my favorite solutions).
At 9:15am on May 2, 2012, Blair Rice said…

Bob, thanks for the contact...give a call when you are coming up to Grass Valley or a converastion is on tour mind.



At 10:31am on April 18, 2012, Carey Ma said…

Thanks for joining my group " making your own feed". Please feel free to ask any questions or leave comments. 


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California looks to cloud seeding

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 2:22pm 4 Comments

California looks to cloud seeding to bolster snow pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) With California experiencing a second straight dry year, water agencies are turning to cloud seeding to help pad the states snow ­pack.

The practice has been around for decades, but cloud seeding has gone mainstream as a result of new technology and research showing its reliable, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday.

In a report this year, the California Department of Water Resources…


The Earthlings...

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 10:41am 2 Comments

I spent four years as a vegan.  I'm seriously thinking about returning to that for both my health and for moral reasons.

This video is difficult to watch, I could not watch the entire video.

The section on food starts at about 17:45. 

Anyone who eats meat should be required to watch this video


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