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Eric T
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Remove filter from pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Baldwin Jul 10, 2013. 6 Replies

I'm using an ActiveAqua pump in my system, and the pump comes with a built-in filter that I've been leaving in and occasionally cleaning.Should I actually remove this filter, so that sludge and…Continue

Tags: filter, pump

Goldfish home-made food

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrett Blair Feb 27, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi, I'm interested in raising goldfish for less than $1/lb, and so obviously purchasing fish food is not an option.  Do you think that a diet consisting of BSFL, duckweed, red composting worms, and…Continue

Tags: food, home-made, goldfish

Bell siphon drain rate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric T Aug 26, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm assembling an aquaponics system using half-barrels and Affnan-style mini bell siphons (3/4" to 1-1/4" pipe).  I have read that each grow bed should cycle every 20 minutes, but my question is…Continue

Tags: rate, drain, siphon, Affnan

Hand-operated system?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Stark Feb 10, 2012. 17 Replies

Do you think it might be possible to have a viable system that has the beds flooded every 8 hours, by hand?  I'm imagining a bed lowered with a car jack to a level below that of the fish tank,…Continue


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At 9:14pm on February 6, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Eric,

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.

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