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Greg Fox Jr
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  • Robert, LA
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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
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Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
300 Gallons
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I can drink coffee, talk on the phone and drive at the same time... all while retaining control of my vehicle.

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Sump Sizing

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 8:30am 1 Comment

I really had a struggle with figuring out what size the sump needed to be to handle the water load from my two grow beds.  As LUCK would have it, the system as built works perfectly. With the media in the growbeds the amount of water draining back to the sump tank is about 3 or 4 inches under the rim.  Perfectly sized. To that end, let me share my bed sizes and capacities...


Note: 0.00432900433 is the cubic inch to gallon conversion factor


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My new system

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 8:10pm 5 Comments

I started researching AP about 3 years ago and decided that I'd try to make a system my self.  After much trial and error, I've managed to place all the pieces together.  I decided to build the system in a greenhouse.  The harbor freight 10x12 greenhouse was an affordable choice.  I am moderately satisfied with it.  I don't think that the quality of it is up to par, however the price isn't too bad.  If money were no object (I wish!) I'd have built the greenhouse from scratch, however when I…


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At 6:33am on March 1, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Greg,

Love your profile image!

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 Main 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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