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Adding Bacteria for the Cycle and Lighting Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Jan 10, 2012. 14 Replies

I just completed my 35 gallon, 1:1 ratio, flood and drain system, and I want to cycle the system with fish, probably gold fish.  Are there any store bought chemicals that help with the cycling and…Continue

Tags: store, bought, supplements, bacteria, lighting

Reduce Water Pump and Siphon Noise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 Jan 10, 2012. 7 Replies

Thanks to Everyone's help on my last post regarding Hydroton dust.I finally have my system up and running, however it is a little noisy. 1) The water pump, makes a humming noise or causes a humming…Continue

Tags: Bell, Siphon, reduction, noise, pump

Hydroton Dust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 Jan 4, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello,I'm building a Flood and Drain system, 35 Gallon, 1:1 grow to aquarium ratio.  I purchased Hydroton as the medium, and did my best to clean all of the clay dust off the hydroton before placing…Continue

NFT # of Plants to Tank Size Ratio

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Dec 5, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello,I'm new to the Forum, and very excited to be involved with Aquaponics.I'm building a NFT Aquaponics system.  I'm using a 35 Gallon tank and the channels will be 3"X2" Rain Gutters.  Can anyone…Continue

Tags: Ratio, NFT, Filter


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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi
How big is your fish tank?
35 Gallon
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I learned about Aquaponics at the ECOLife Foundation, at which I volunteer. ECOLife is developing Aquaponics Systems for Uganda, and other impoverished regions.

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At 9:33am on December 5, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Brandon,

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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