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Started Nov 23, 2012 0 Replies

Well... I'm 3/4 winterized.The fish tank and in ground sump tank is wrapped with R-30 Insulation, and the 2 growbeds have been "greenhoused" (with a 15' x 4' piece of solar pool cover and a 9'x10'…Continue

I Insulated Fish Tank and Sump Tank IBCs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradly Oct 30, 2012. 2 Replies

For those curious (as I was before I did this)...I put 2 layers of visqueen plastic and R-13 (3.5") insulation over the top of my in ground sump tank and then wrapped the underside and all 4 sides of…Continue

Plants Are Growing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradly Nov 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I cycled my system a few months ago, and threw in a bunch of seeds, and even though my system is new it is amazing how stuff is growing.  I did spray Maxicrop on the leaves of the new growth and…Continue

Iron For Plants From Rusting Rebar ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Dec 12, 2012. 11 Replies

I saw a post online where someone was placing rebar pieces into water and using it as a source of iron for the plants. It's an interesting idea.Is rusting steel a good source of iron ?   Any input is…Continue


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At 1:30pm on June 19, 2012, Stephanie Grim said…

That sounds like a good plan Bradly.  I get my tilapia fingerlings from White Brook Tilapia Farm (  Great people and fantastic quality fish.

At 9:26pm on May 14, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Bradly,

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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