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Laurie Roberts
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nitrite spike after adding fish

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jul 18, 2016. 21 Replies

We have a 500 gallon system that had been fully cycled/established for a few months without fish.  We added tilapia fingerlings last week.  They have been doing great, eating like crazy.  This am…Continue

Stunted plants, iron and KH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel Mar 22, 2016. 4 Replies

I posted this earlier but as a reply to a previous post by mistake so posting again.:So we are about 3 months cycled,  water regulary tested for several weeks at ph 8 , am .25- .50, nitrite 0-.25…Continue

High PH and Grow Media

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Roberts Mar 20, 2016. 9 Replies

I have read many forum threads about dealing with high ph and would like to get some opinions from  about what we should do.  We have a flood drain system 2 - 500 gal tanks and 2 5x40 grow beds with…Continue

System Cycled but high ph

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Dec 28, 2015. 3 Replies

We did a fishless cycling on 2 500 gal gravel bed systems and for the last several days, the system is testing 8.2 ph,   .5 amonia, 2. nitrites and 5. nitrates.   I have been adding less than 1/4 cup…Continue


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San Diego aquaponic
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
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Tilapia, Catfish, Other
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we have 2 500 gal systems with 2 5x40 grow tables
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At 7:12pm on January 27, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Laurie,

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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