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  • Judsonia, AR
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Nate Storey left a comment for Ernest Fields
"Hi Ernest,  Yes, I have some common carp.  I'm groing mostly tilapia.  I would never recommend anyone run more than 0.25 lbs per gallon in an aquaponic system.  I don't have gill parasites that I've noticed. the…"
Apr 17, 2012
Ernest Fields replied to Chris McMahon's discussion Ants have decided to setup a farm in my aquaponics
"This also happened to me several years ago. The ants actually built a bridge and cemented it to polyethylene film. the bridge was over 1" in length across the inch gap between the tank and the Styrofoam being used to grow Oak Leaf lettuce about…"
Apr 17, 2012
Nate Storey left a comment for Ernest Fields
"Thanks Ernest, my BSA is extremely high and my ammonia conversion rates are 100%.  It's mostly just stress right now, and the fact that most of my fish are in the 3-5 lb range."
Apr 17, 2012
Ernest Fields and Nate Storey are now friends
Apr 16, 2012
Nate Storey left a comment for Ernest Fields
"Thanks Ernest.  Yeah, I've been having some deaths the last few months- I have around 200 lbs in each of my 485 gal. tanks which is WAY overstocked, but I'm waiting to move to my new system and I don't want to cull to many!…"
Apr 16, 2012
Ernest Fields replied to rob mackin's discussion my garden design... could use some input and criticism
"Can you block the peirmenter into 2 sections about equal. This would then match your available grow-bed. You would have a problem with your bacteria, as they would die at the fish water temperature."
Mar 22, 2012
Ernest Fields replied to Delbert F. Roach Ph.D's discussion amount of GB for each fish tank
"for 200 gallon tank you would need 26 cu. ft of grow-bed"
Mar 22, 2012
Ernest Fields commented on Chris Smith's photo
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Coastview Aquaponics

"Coco Coir  ground up mixed with small pea gravel in very large shallow pots that drain back to a sump then pumped under pressure to the fish tank where it will be sprayed into the tank to oxygenate it. This is what I plan to use for Tomatoes…"
Mar 13, 2012
Ernest Fields commented on Steve Manning's photo
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"If you don't separate the sexes, you will have a bunch of small slow growing fish. Just like with Tilapia. I think that if you control the mating Blue Gill could become a very good Fish Ernest Fields"
Mar 13, 2012
Ernest Fields commented on Rob Nash's photo
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"That's a beautiful fish. What variety is it? I know it's a Tilapia, but what variety? I'm trying to find information on Rocky Mountain White strain. It's supposed to tolerate lower temperatures well. Like in the 70 degree F.…"
Mar 13, 2012
Ernest Fields commented on Pawnic's photo
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Tom and Chard

"Whats the difference between well casing and 4" PVC_DWC Ernest Fields"
Mar 13, 2012
Ernest Fields commented on Chris Smith's photo
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Coastview Aquaponics

"What is your growth media for the carrots Ernest Fields"
Mar 13, 2012
Ernest Fields is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Mar 11, 2012

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NFT
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Tilapia, Other
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300 gallon
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At 7:34pm on April 17, 2012, Nate Storey said…

Hi Ernest, 

Yes, I have some common carp.  I'm groing mostly tilapia.  I would never recommend anyone run more than 0.25 lbs per gallon in an aquaponic system.  I don't have gill parasites that I've noticed.

the towers I use are my design (zipgrow.com).  they work really well for what I do.

Thanks for the comments!

At 8:42am on April 17, 2012, Nate Storey said…

Thanks Ernest, my BSA is extremely high and my ammonia conversion rates are 100%.  It's mostly just stress right now, and the fact that most of my fish are in the 3-5 lb range.

At 4:35pm on April 16, 2012, Nate Storey said…

Thanks Ernest.  Yeah, I've been having some deaths the last few months- I have around 200 lbs in each of my 485 gal. tanks which is WAY overstocked, but I'm waiting to move to my new system and I don't want to cull to many!  I'll just let the weak ones die off until I can move them into a larger, more spacious system where they'll be happier.

At 8:06pm on March 11, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Ernest,

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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