Aquaponic Gardening

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Jenn Gray
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How did you find us?
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St. Louis aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
Small for this first one. The next ones will be large
Please tell us something else about yourself.
We are not starting our own home aquaponics system. We are starting a large one to produce large amounts to sell and to help our community, in our basement of a 100+ year old building we are remodeling. We will be taking our goods to community markets and we have a box truck for personal delivery to local people who can't get out of there homes. We are in the development part and we need financial backing. We are doing everything we can to stay going, and refuse to give up on such a beautiful idea!

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At 5:54pm on July 27, 2011, Adrena lee said…
Hi Jenn. I am going to use duck weed. I saw this guy on you tube and he had just a regular cooler with duck weed growing in it. He said you shouldn't put it in with the fish to grow, because it will take over. I will be getting gold fish soon and some duck weed. I have a barrel just like the blue ones I'm growing plants in, except it's cut the other way. I 'm going to use one for compost and the other half for duck weed. My beds are ready for seeds and plants now. I will put some in tomorrow. Do you think it will be hard to stop feeding all  the fish before you pull some out of the water to eat. Won't the other fish that are staying in their pool be mad, lol
At 11:44pm on July 24, 2011, Adrena lee said…
I don't have any fish in mine yet. I have to run my system for 2 weeks before I add any. I am probably going with gold fish at first so if anything happens I won't lose more expensive fish. I want to add tilapia after I have a good safe running system. I also have a new friend who lives a few blocks from me I just told her about this. She is going to set up a system  also. She is collecting supplies and coming to see mine on Wednesday so she can better understand it.
At 5:39pm on July 24, 2011, Adrena lee said…
Hello Jenn. I am in St Louis also. Nice to be friends. I am new to Aquaponics and I love it. I see you have been doing it for a while, cool. I have been talking to other people in my area and they are interested in it also. A couple people are even starting to collect supplies to build their own. I just got my system running pretty good yesterday morning, it felt like it was my birthday, lol. I hope your having fun at it also. A lot of hard work but it is well worth it.
At 4:13pm on July 24, 2011, Gina Cavaliero said…

Welcome Jenn,


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.


Normally Sylvia Bernstein, the community's founder, would be welcoming you, but she is enjoying a well deserved vacation and I am helping out by welcoming new members in her absence.  I am certain she would be excited to have you join and she will be looking forward to getting to know you upon her return.  Thanks again for joining us, and I too look forward to getting to know you too.  See you around the site!


Gina Cavaliero


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