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Claudio J Tracchia
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October snow fest

Started Oct 26, 2011 0 Replies

Hi everybody, How many of you got hit by this early snow storm hop every one is well and how your tilapias respond to this. Am on a business trip and went by from Laramie to Amarillo, call the wife…Continue

Aloe Vera

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Oct 19, 2011. 5 Replies

I was surprised by a video of Murray Hallam were He shows a aloe vera growing in a gravel bed I tried on my raft system and wasted a few plants I guest the way to go on aloe vera is by  flood &…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Carey Ma Dec 31, 2011. 6 Replies

Is any body growing stevia? it is a very difficult plant to germinate 1or 2 over 10 seeds will grow and I have 0 for the third time, what am doing wrong will like to know.. Any body?????


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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, NFT
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
300 and 2000 gallons pond
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Am a industrial maintenance technician or service tech, and also a part time "mad scientist" according to the wife. I hear the call for acuaponics and Am hook to it with a passion. I build a back deck at the house especial for a raft system have a pond with koe and goldfish for a flow and drain system and we are building a 24x48 greenhouse .Hope to help in anything we can.

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Aquaponic attract many

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

We build a deck to enjoy our aquaponic garden and treat the family someone else have the same idea, can i call this bird a beneficial, My wife is scare that one day she may find an alligator. Nature at it best!!!

Economic fish tank

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 9:25pm 2 Comments

A simple way to make a economic fish tank strong and large is to buy a round bale feeder "tractor supply" the dimentions are 8'D by 45"H price range from $99.00 to 300.00 cover it on the inside diameter with 1/4" plywood or pvc panels "Home depot or Lowe's" $14.00, 19.00 screw the panels with self taping screws on the inside of the bale and ad a pond liner.Fill with water 3' H and you have a fish tank of 1,130 gallons @ 7gallolns p/fish 189 fish +- It can be reinforced if desire.

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At 4:09pm on March 3, 2012, Leon Roughton said…

Claudio this Leon In Hahira let try to meet some time 

At 1:48pm on October 29, 2011, Averan said…
I wouldn't use Sure To Grow in a vertical pipe with indented pockets.  You'll never get the stuff to stay in will all eventually sag down into the bottom of the pipe.  Also, in a vertical arrangement I think you will have trouble with solids building up too quickly and plugging up the pipe at one of the first indentations.  Sure To Grow is almost like peat moss or is VERY absorbent/wicking like a sponge!  Maybe the 'cubes' are different though?  I've only tried the loose fill; I'm not sure if the 'cubes' hold their shape and stay cubic once they are fully soaked.
At 9:04pm on October 28, 2011, TCLynx said…
I only got my first Aquaponic Bluegill this past spring so I don't have experience with breeding them in an aquaponics system yet (Haven't even eaten one from the system yet as they are still a bit small.)  I do know some one who was raising Bluegill in a swimming pool and he said they did breed and I don't think he bothered with sand or gravel in the bottom of the pool.
At 2:32pm on October 24, 2011, Averan said…

fun aint it?!  :)

bio-engineers, that's us.  there's a cool conference every year called 'Bioneers' that is all about a natural approach to solving the world's problems.  you might find it interesting:

At 7:08am on October 19, 2011, TCLynx said…

Thinshell home Design

That picture is a proposed home design.  Has not been built since the economy went crazy and not sure I'll ever be able to build it now unless I win the lottery since it is now impossible to get a loan to build anything but a same old box house.

At 4:17am on October 6, 2010, brian s carter said…
hello let me know how the course is. I have not set anything up yet here still doing research, I plan to start to build at first of year. I am going to have a 30 x 50 enclosed controlled temp building with greenhouse attached.
At 11:42pm on October 2, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Claudio,

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 Main page.

Please participate!

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


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