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Hal Hurst
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  • Hawthorne, CA
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Tilapia by the Barrel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Hurst Aug 31, 2012. 1 Reply

OK I'm finding out what the protocol is here.  I'm reposting my first blog entry because I now understand it should have been posted here.Posted by…Continue


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Exploring ways to implement an aquaponic setup as part of a subsistence gardening plan. I am already raising tilapia in barrels and I am looking for ways to integrate this into my garden.

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Tilapia by the barrel

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 1:32am 19 Comments

I set out probably a year ago to see if I could raise tilapia in a series of 50-gallon food grade barrels.  I have been tinkering with the setup and now I believe I have reached a point where I can start to consider adding some complexity to my system and incorporating some aquaponics. I am joining this community to pick up some tips and discuss problems as I begin this…


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At 8:29am on September 4, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Hal!


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 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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