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Bobby McGovern
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  • Greenwood, SC
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PH 4.33

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Fisk Sep 18, 2012. 20 Replies

I started fishless cycling yesterday.  350 gallons.  The PH was around 8.5 so I added about an ounce of Muriatic acid.  A couple of hours later I checked and it had dropped to 8.2 or so.  Added…Continue

Which type of tilapia

Started Sep 1, 2012 0 Replies

I'll be getting ready to order my fish in a few weeks.  I'm terrified of introducing a disease, parasite, etc.  to my system so have been only checking out USDA inspected facilities. Is there a…Continue

Fishless Cycling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Izzy Aug 27, 2012. 2 Replies

I have a quick question.  For fishless cycling we're instructed to add ammonia to the tank a little at a time until you obtain a reading from your ammonia kit of 2-4 ppm.How much are we talking...a…Continue

IBC question

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cubit Oct 4, 2012. 19 Replies

I've been offered a great deal on 3 IBC totes.  All three for $100.When asked what was shipped in them the seller told me "the soap they use to make disposable baby diapers and feminine products…Continue

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flood and drain media
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175 gallons
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I'm an avid gardener and cook. I'm looking forward to this new adventure.

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At 11:56am on October 4, 2012, John Cubit said…

Any time you want to discuss peppers.  I am new to Aquaponics, but have a background in aquaculture and fish and wildlife management.  Just recently started bottling our own hot pepper products and I have been growing hot peppers most of my life.  Always good to share tips and stories with others.

At 8:49am on September 25, 2012, Jon Parr said…
Hey Bobby, good to hear from you. I have used several different types of rabbit food, most made from alfalfa and Timothy hay, an somewhat local. I've never positively got an answer about pesticides or fertilizers, but my inlaws who grow hay nearby simply plant and harvest. Get the regular pellets, not the "gourmet" loose stuff with dried fruit and such.
At 7:53pm on September 19, 2012, matthew ferrell said…

Bobby, sorry for the delayed reply. I have been out and about. My only tips is to wash it, but gathering from your pictures this is a mute point.

At 10:06pm on September 15, 2012, Josiah Sherman said…

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for friending me!

My project is coming along. It is something I'm doing on the side and is not a commercial operation, but it is the biggest backyard setup I have seen.

Here is a link to some photos if you would like to see it:



At 4:10pm on June 16, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Glad you are enjoying my book, Bobby!  I'll be you are going to love this community.  A great bunch of very helpful folks in here.

At 11:01pm on June 12, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Bobby!


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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