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"Try those trees in wicking beds plumbed through your AP system.  They need root support in the wind.  I have also seen large trees suspended by a cable system... contact Bob Campbell regarding air lift pumps, he has done research on them:…"
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"Thank you very much for the feed back and information Doing it your way at the top also means saving on fittings and makes it very simple. I had thought about the tower swinging problem and have found some guttering that the 4 inch, 5 inch tower…"
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"Hi Duncan: Towers work, there are some issues with them however. Towers become root bound really easily. The water gets too hot in some applications, common problem with any NFT system in sunlight. Your design has merits.  You will want…"
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"Hi JD Sawyer,  I am very new to aquaponics and would like to know, if you think my twist on a tower system would work or not. How cost effective is a tower system compared to a raft system. I was reading a blog about raft systems and it said…"
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"This looks awesome Rob. Great stuff. Wish I could get to Austin someday. "
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"Can you tell me where this farm is located and can I visit?"
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"Funny I have as well!"
Jul 17, 2013
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"I think i've seen this system's picture in a book.... haha"
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"it did not. Honestly we were rushed into this by the video company and I was never really psyched with this design. I didn't pursue it and they got on to some other projects and was never followed through on it. "
May 23, 2013
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"Did the video ever come out?"
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Bell Syphon Question

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 11:11am 4 Comments

I've been experimenting with the bell syphon recently and came across the following situation. The syphon worked great during my experiments when test filling the bed with the garden hose, but when I switched over to my pump the syphon did not engage. I went back and used the hose method again and it worked. The hose brought water in to the grow bed at a higher rate which led me to the conclusion that the flow rate of the incoming water has to be significant enough to force the water high…

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Aquaponics swimming pool conversion - Looking for creative ideas

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 1:31pm 8 Comments

So here's one for the group... The owner of this property would like to convert these three pools into aquaponics systems. For some perspective, the largest pool is 72' long, 47' wide at the shallow end and 22' wide at the deep end. The deep end is 9.5' deep and the shallow end is 3.5 feet. What would you do?…

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At 6:01pm on October 18, 2011, Jesse Hull said…

It was great hanging out with you and Tawnya, JD (man, those 4 hours just flew by!).

Hope you're visiting in Chicago the next day was enjoyable and informative.  

Talk soon. 

At 4:27am on May 1, 2011, ALFRED A. ZABAWA JR said…

JD,

Bought me a 1 horse power pump to run the 5 systems I am going to have on my one tank.  Got my up side down pots rack up and have 2 Koi I got from Wil on Frfi just to see how they are doing before I get the other 6 to get the system right before a

dding the 85 Talipia.  Haven't heard from you what's going on give me a call if you have time.

 

Al

At 4:30am on October 23, 2010, Charlie Shultz said…
JD these lectures are not going to be on the web, but I can suggest SRAC 454 if you have not found that yet: http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/454fs.PDF
At 11:56am on January 15, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi JD! Thanks for joining! Please upload photos, video, etc as you have them and start inviting anyone you know who is into AP so we can get this conversation rolling!

Sylvia
 
 
 

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