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Doug Johnson
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Breeding tank pointers

Started this discussion. Last reply by jim mckee Jan 29, 2013. 5 Replies

We have a thriving Aquaponic system (Chopp II) that is about 9 months old. We have about 50 fish and about 12 or so are nearly 2 pounds and ready to eat. Our problem is that we have not had any…Continue

Should my fish be breeding by now?

Started Sep 23, 2012 0 Replies

I have about 50 Blue Tilapia in my fish tank that are 6" to 8" in length. They are about 5 months old. I have some scrap PVC pipe in the tank with assorted lengths and sizes for them to hide in I was…Continue

Buffer PH level up every two days!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Nash Nov 15, 2012. 5 Replies

Our PH levels dropped from well water of 8.2 over time to 6.4. I am now constantly buffering the water up to 6.8. When it drops to 6.4 I buffer it up to 6.8. The problem is that this process happens…Continue

3 weeks and no Nitrates

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx May 2, 2012. 18 Replies

The image in this post shows a graph of my water tests over a three week period. I am doing a fish-less cycle. I thought I would have Nitrates by now. We did have quite a bit of rain last week and…Continue


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Our family became involved in aqauponics as part of a home school project for our kids. It has been a great learning process for the whole family and we have good healthy food to eat to boot!

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It has been a year now....

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 8:37pm 1 Comment

We started our system in May 2012, so our system is now over a year old now. We learned a lot from this community and are glad we found you all. Our goal in the beginning was to teach our son's something of value (we home school). After the learning curve we decided we wanted to grow fish to eat and have fresh vegetables that are as close to organic as possible. We wanted the highest yield of each with the least amount of cost and work. 

Our fish grew fast (We tend to over feed)…

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At 8:55am on February 1, 2012, TCLynx said…

I'll be at the market weekends through Feb

At 8:15pm on January 1, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Doug,

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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