Hi,I'm just setting up a system with a bell siphon and it works as expected but during the grow bed fill cycle, the light weight media rises and even overflows the sides of the grow tray and during…Continue
I would also like to attend an aquaponic class in the New England area. A few years ago there was one that i attended in The Bronx in NYC conducted by Friendly Aquaponics who are based in Hawaii. I believe that there is a big future…"
I'm in the Boston area and would like to share ideas.I have an 8' x12' greenhouse and have been experimenting with aquaponics for a couple of years. Am thinking of attending the next Aquaponic Fest in July."
Thanks for your comments. My system is just for personal consumption. I don't know why aquaponics has not become more widespread. I would like to see aquaponics grow to provide localized commercial sources of food. It makes so much…"
I have an aquaponics system set up in my 8'x12' greenhouse in West Roxbury. It has been in operation only for about 1 month. It has a 70 gallon fish tank with 25 blue gill fingerlings and one 2'x3' grow bed. I am…"
I'm Dave Greenstein and I'm new here. I have a small aquaponics system in my 8'x12' greenhouse in West Roxbury. It has been up an running for less than a month with a 70 gallon fish tank, 25 blue gill fingerlings,…"
"If you are using Hydroton or some variant you should find that if you keep your water line 2 inches below the top of the media it will not move as much. The weight of the dry media should hold down what is underneath."
Hi,I'm just setting up a system with a bell siphon and it works as expected but during the grow bed fill cycle, the light weight media rises and even overflows the sides of the grow tray and during the drain cycle, the height of the media collapses to about one half the maximum height. This variation of media depth causes the plants or seed starter cubes to drastically change position and even disappear under the surface of the media. It seems that the light weight of the media is the problem.…See More
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia
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I am a 74 y/o optometrist with an 8'x12' kit greenhouse outside my office. I just learned about aquaponics from an article in my Hobby Greenhouse magazine. I think aquaponics has a very big future and look forward to lots of interesting and enjoyable activity and results.
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