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John Wroten
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Water help needede

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wroten Feb 24, 2012. 7 Replies

I am setting up a new system (275 gal IBC). I have added city water and have had my pump gong for 2 days with it bubbling back into the tank. I had a little clorine remover that I got with one of the…Continue

Connecting 2 IBC totes

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wroten Jan 21, 2012. 2 Replies

I just purchased 2 IBC totes that I want to put in my basment and use as fish tanks. Can anyone tell me if my idea of connecting the two outlets on the totes, running the pump from one to the grow…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
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Tilapia, Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
Please tell us something else about yourself.
It took all summer to build my greenhouse. I always wanted to grow tilapia, but when I was ready, Rural King had fish day, and I bought 30 chanel cats. I had problems and all but 3 died. I had lettuce and cabbage growning, so I needed the poop, so I got gold fish.
I now want tilapia. I am ready to buy from someone on e-bay @ $90 for 25 2 to 3 in. shipped. Can you tell me if this is appropiate?

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At 9:11pm on March 2, 2013, Susan Fuller said…

I am in south central Kentucky.  I ordred my tilapia from a guy on ebay.  They came overnight by Fedex

Do you use Hydroton in your grow beds?  If so do you get it from somewhere local?  I am using creek gravel in my beds because it was available to me.

At 7:44am on December 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome John,

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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