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Johnson L Brown
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  • San Angelo, TX
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designing a system but not sure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnson L Brown May 12, 2014. 9 Replies

Has anyone tried the raft system with grow beds in the end of the water cycle?Just curious if you can get by with a closed loop with rafts.Continue

New to Aquaponics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnson L Brown May 6, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a 250 fish tank with 14 goldfish (the 15th leaped out and petrified on the gravel) and 2 algae eaters.  I have one 50 gallon growbed.  I cheated and added bacteria to the system to add fish…Continue

 

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
aquaponics sources
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
No
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
How big is your fish tank?
150 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
gills
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Retired since 2008 and took up gardening. It's been very labor intensive but satisfying. I have always agreed with the term (work smarter not harder). I discovered aquaponics online in various gardening pages but never really thought much of it till this year. I started a small system mainly because of the drought where I live. I completed the system and added plants one day and 20 goldfish the next. They died.
I realized the system was lacking bacteria so I purchased a bacteria solution from a pet store for quick starting aquariums. I then added more goldfish and they all made it and are thriving. The plants have doubled in size. I added red wiglers to the grow bed to handle solids and create more good stuff for the plants. I AM HOOKED. Already planning a self sustained and constant climate greenhouse for growing all year.

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