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1 year assessment- May 5, 2011 - May 12, 2012. My first full year grow'n with fish & still luv'n it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Smith May 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Well, it's been quite interesting year!I sure have learned alot and continue to do so everyday about AP  & my system. I built my table May 5, 2011. I started with gold fish. The same day I planted my seeds, I introduced the fish. I also…Continue

Growzays Aquaponic System Design

Started May 7, 2012 0 Replies

The Growzay’s Hydroponic & Aquaponic System utilizes a top feed flood and drain nutrient delivery system (via submersible pump),  which is gravity drained into a 100 gal FT reservoir. With this system, there is no need for a siphon of any type.…Continue

Does anyone know of specific plant(s) types that can be fed to tilapia & Koi?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Waite Sep 5, 2011. 39 Replies

I'm refering to veggie (leaf scraps) from the garden beds- as a supplement to there regular diet.  Are there any types of plants that I should stay away from- for one reason or another? Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thanks, GrowzayContinue

Bird Feed- Millet

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Aug 7, 2011. 1 Reply

There was mention of feeding spent grains to the fish as an alternative to commercial feed.I have some parrots and I am tempted to try feeding the Koi spent seed/hulls-Does anyone see anything wrong with this source of food? I am currently feeding…Continue

Is it common practice to remove plant/roots and all when harvesting.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carey Ma Aug 7, 2011. 5 Replies

Are there certain varieties of veggies that when harvested will grow back again & again without losing flavor or productivity? My peas produced & died as did my zuchinni. Spinach, lettuce, kale continue to grow and produce w/out any…Continue

Electrical charge in the water

Started this discussion. Last reply by DJ Bisson Jr Aug 30, 2011. 44 Replies

Today I noticed that the water in my fish tank (res) is electrically charged! I unplugged everything and inspected the submersible heater no visible problems/cracks. I did the same with the pumps and I tested them individually in another reservior-…Continue

Photoperiod for veggies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Growzay Jul 24, 2011. 4 Replies

I have solar lighting in my growbeds. The plants are not in the dark at night & I'm noticing that they were growing great (from seed) all the way up until it was time for the fruit set.Other than the tomatoes, lettuce & spinach, none of the…Continue

Salted sytems- And new fish-

Started this discussion. Last reply by Growzay Jul 5, 2011. 5 Replies

Is it ok to introduce new fish to a system that has recently been treated for (ich) parasites-The garden seems to have slowed to a halt (for the most part besides the tomatoes and lettuce) zuchinnis flowers are forming and the baby zuchs- are…Continue

Pest Identification- 6- legged white- but also changes color to blue then green? Looks like a big spider mite

Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew ferrell Jun 30, 2011. 14 Replies

I found an infestation on my broccolli and first I thought they were white fly - then upon closer inspection- with magnifying glass I saw that was not.I've never seen this type of aphid/mite-What kind of bug is this? What should I use…Continue

My fish have not been up to the surface in a week- not even to feed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Growzay Jul 16, 2011. 16 Replies

I'm trying to narrow down the possibilities of what may have stressed them or caused them to change their behavior.1. I salted the tank 2- weeks ago to rid it of parasites. Then after the first week I added Seaweed extract.2. On day 10 or 11 of the…Continue


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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Koi, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
100 Gal.
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I developed my hydroponic system and have been using it since 1992'. I am now fully focused on growing aquaponically for family food production. I have a 3 yr old son-. We love our Fish and Veggie Garden!

 If you would - Please visit my website

Thanks- Growzay (Aquapon)              


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At 7:51pm on April 22, 2012, Carey Ma said…

Did you give up on us? I haven't seen you here for a while. Everything ok?

I hope to see you here again.


At 8:30pm on October 25, 2011, Dave Lindstedt said…
I noticed your comment on females turning pink.  I recently raised water temp from 72-74 degrees to 86-88 degrees. And yes almost immediately I saw the females taking on a pinkish look in around the head and gill area.
At 12:27pm on August 13, 2011, the mad german said…

Thank you for the kind words. Myself I'm by no means a pro, heck I just got into this a few months ago with the idea of theres got to be a better way of gardening besides pulling weeds for hours on end and rototilling.

Then I thought heck, make it portable and solar powered as well, its not exactly what I wanted but I truly enjoy this, unfortunately for me in the midwest there is no-one near me that does this.

1 advantage I do have which I am willing to share with everyone is my HVAC , mechanical and electrical background which I hope will contribute to the overall cause.

Congrats on the magazine article

Again thanks

the mad german

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