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Flood & Drain Cycle, Pump Operation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Buffone Sep 16, 2016. 2 Replies

Here in Southeast Louisiana the temps range between 30's and 90'0, I'm on my second pump in three years. I have a flood and drain system which runs continuously. My bell siphons have to be cleaned…Continue

Just questions

Started May 9, 2015 0 Replies

Message: I'm in Southeast Louisiana just west of New Orleans. I don't seem to have any luck with the grow baskets. After I set them in my clay pellet bed they seem to move toward the center of the…Continue


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Aquaponics Gardening
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
500 gal. US
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I'm new to this type of gardening. I have an in ground vegetable garden now for 4 years

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Power Failure

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:08am 5 Comments

In the event of a power failure, the main concern should be the fish are supplied with air and water circulation and of course feed. Is this correct? Please advise, Thanks to all for being here, Gil Jones 

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At 1:46pm on August 9, 2016, Lee Scott said…

P.S. Gillis Jones would be about 65 -68 now.

I lost touch with him many years ago when I moved to New Orleans.

At 1:45pm on August 9, 2016, Lee Scott said…

In the beginning I used some epson salts and some potassium but only in very small quantities.

That was 4 years ago.

Since then I use mostly the fish.
I occasionally use some chelated iron or some fish emulsion from Home Depot.

The iron will help leafy greens develop better.

I tried to grow tomatoes but they did not do as well as other things.
I'm a person that loves salad so I allocate most of my space to salad type vegetables.
they do fantastic in aquaponics.

Here is an image from last year. I did not take many pictures this year because I ate most of it before I took pictures.  LOL 

At 9:39pm on March 13, 2015, Gil said…
How can I raise the pH in my fish tank. And what are the target numbers for the fish. This time I have lagoon minnows.
At 4:10pm on January 9, 2015, Jack Dunbar said…

Hi Gil. Welcome to the Aquaponics Community 


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