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Del Roach
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Paul Sep 23, 2013. 2 Replies

We have a 40' X24' high geodesic dome which will accommodate an aquaponic system .  obviously we will have several pumps running, maybe 10 to fifteen plus a large exhaust fan or two. also some grow…Continue

bean sprouts

Started Mar 3, 2013 0 Replies

Can any one help me with information as to the proper method of raising mung bean sproutsContinue

solar operated heating and coolin in a geodesic garden dome

Started Feb 25, 2013 0 Replies

Can anyone tell me where and what to get to heat and cool our 40' geodesic dome using solar panels?Continue

care of duckweed

Started this discussion. Last reply by RupertofOZ Nov 14, 2012. 1 Reply

o.k. I've got the duckweed now what do I need to do with it to start it growing.Continue


Welcome, Del Roach!

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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, raft, vertical
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
275 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am the president of The Gift of Giving, Inc. a501C3 non-profit We are starting a community garden which will be called Tombstone Community garden.

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At 2:02pm on June 19, 2018, Bruno Dusch said…
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At 11:37am on August 28, 2013, Irvin Carrero said…

This is the web page for the micro Aquaponics sistem that caught your eye. It is not my product. I just thought it was a neat idea. I'm not sure that this product can be helpful in the successful promotion of aquaponics as a sustainable science.  It can be a real challenge to grow anything in such a small system. This has been said by many people. Time will tell. Good luck.

At 11:08pm on July 14, 2013, Bob Campbell said…

Dell I got an email where you asked about bacteria in a raft.  Media beds should always be placed before the raft to filter gunk.  Media beds provide constant nitrification and clear water.  If you have only rafts, the nitrification will vary when you harvest and remove the roots where the bacteria were living.  So you are asking the right question.

At 5:57pm on October 24, 2012, Tommy D said…

Hello Mr. Roach,

I finally can put a face to the name. I ship stuff to you all the time.

Tommy D

At 9:59pm on July 9, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Del!


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.




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