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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…


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…


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.



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:
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!


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