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Dana R Ritschel
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  • Reedley, CA
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Jun 17, 2012
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Filling the system

"Its PVC wraped with duct tape"
Jun 16, 2012
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Filling the system

"What did you use for the hoops on your greenhouse. Planning "hoop houses" for the next phase of my system."
Jun 15, 2012
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Water and Air

"Love the fish tank."
Jun 15, 2012
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Planted my grow beds.

"All of mine are in rafts right now.  At first things were not growing worth a darn but now that the water has balanced out, i.e, the ammonia down to almost zero, nitrites at about 0.5 ppm and the nitrates are at 10 ppm and climbing! Five days…"
Jun 15, 2012
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Planted my grow beds.

"Did you start from seed?  Plants look great!!"
Jun 15, 2012
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Fish Tank with water

"I learned the hard way that it takes more then just plywood hold 800 gallons of water. I am building a second tank right now that will not bow!"
Jun 9, 2012
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Adding the water -4

"What kind of material did you use to cover the greenhouse?"
Jun 9, 2012
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It grows 5

"Did you paint the rafts after you cut the holes?"
Jun 9, 2012
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Trough (1)

"This looks like a "Friendly" system design.....and similar to my own system that I just started two months ago....I added a filter system and now the water in the fish tank is crystal clear!!"
Jun 9, 2012
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Jun 9, 2012
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Jun 9, 2012
James Bolin left a comment for Dana R Ritschel
"Health issuses stoped me in my tracks. At least for the time being. wont stop me just slowed me down  for a spell . Like mabey 3 weeks to amonth . I have most my componants.  Think I will use Lava as a Growing mediam grow Beds will be 8ft…"
Jun 7, 2012

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
fresno area aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
raft
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Other
How big is your fish tank?
800 gal
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Civil Engineer turned farmer!

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At 4:49pm on June 7, 2012, James Bolin said…

Health issuses stoped me in my tracks. At least for the time being. wont stop me just slowed me down  for a spell . Like mabey 3 weeks to amonth . I have most my componants.  Think I will use Lava as a Growing mediam grow Beds will be 8ft x16" x1ft. will make only one bed to start at least till my  Health Improves. Thank you  for staying in touch.. Happy APS to you.

At 1:54am on June 5, 2012, Kirsten Udd said…

Thanks! Yeah, they're not on our island, but I've heard of them. I hope it works well for you!

At 3:47pm on May 6, 2012, James Bolin said…

Dana some time My Manners really Suck .( Welcome Aboard. ) May your Fishie Days be even Better Ponic grown Veggie Days.

At 8:02pm on May 5, 2012, James Bolin said…

Hi Dana . My name is James, Im a newbie also . I am just getting my tanks and pluming all set up. I live a short  distance from you . I live just about a Half mile or so from Tulare in the country on a little over 5 Acres.. This thing called aquaponics is all new to me I am a dirt growing veggie grower.. But this is a whole new ball game. Im building my stuff out of plywood and liners. I need a partner in learning about aquaponics .I am going out to lay out  my fish tank location just going to start small..   Email is waterbeater65@yahoo.com . would like to here from you as we are in the same general area. 

At 1:23pm on May 2, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Dana,

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 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.

Sylvia

 
 
 

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