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James Rubasch
  • Aiea, HI
  • United States

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Drowning slugs by flooding growbeds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Nov 23, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello Aquaponic Community,I have waged war on the slugs in my growbeds.  I read recently that I should flood the growbed for 15 minutes or so.  Will that kill my worms?Picking the slugs one-by-one is…Continue

Tags: worms, slugs

Stunted Growth in Roma Tomatoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel Jan 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi All,My Roma tomatoes are stunted and only about 1.7-2" long.  Good flavor and texture.  My nitrate levels are medium to high, ammonia zero, aeration good, and fish balance is about right for my…Continue

Chelated Iron byproducts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Roberts Nov 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Could use a little help here....I plan to supplement chelated iron in my aquaponics as recommended by a commercial farm in my area.  It is supposed to help the lettuce plants.  My plan is Sequestar…Continue

Tags: supplements, defficiency, iron

Eeek! My Tilapia have disappeared

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Rubasch Apr 11, 2013. 5 Replies

Help!  I had bought 24 3-4" fingerlings in January.  12 were Kahalu'u Red and 12 were Kahalu'u Black.  Due to the tank being black, I had a hard time seeing the blacks at any time of day, but I knew…Continue

Tags: disappearing, tilapia


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180 and 110 sump
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At 2:15pm on April 13, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome James!


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 add a profile image, 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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