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Urea / Amonia Find

Started May 14, 2012 0 Replies

When I was cycling my system I had a devil of a time trying to find Amonia.  I eventually got the system cycled but there was a lot of trial/error/hassle.  In the process I think I visited 10…Continue

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New Back Yard System in Reno, NV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Ellern Apr 9, 2012. 5 Replies

I'm looking for some feedback while my system cycles up. Here's what I've been up to over the past few weeks: System: As you can see in the attached photo I set up an aquaponics system in a…Continue


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And here it goes...

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 10:47am 0 Comments

Here's what I've been up to over the past few weeks:


System: As you can see in the attached photo I set up an aquaponics system in a greenhouse (it’s a tent, really).  It has a 55 gallon blue barrel for the fish and several grow beds using expanded ceramic media (hydroton) with flood and drain valves for plants.  There is a sump on the far end of the left trays.  The system is currently cycling in preparation for establishment of fish and plants.  I have several ideas for…


Still in Imagination Phase

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:41pm 0 Comments

 I THINK I've got the hardware system lined up although I'm waiting for some Ebayed stuff to arrive in the mail and I still need to go get some containers and shelving.... oh, and the green house itself.  All in the next week or two.  I'm also concerned about what type of fishies I'll use.  This system will be outside and temperatures here range very very dramatically even over a 24 hour period.  I'm thinking for Year #1 that maybe cheap gold fish... then sort out a stock that I can eat.

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At 8:44pm on February 26, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Kirk,

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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