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Leo White Bear
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Trout aquaponics

Started May 4, 2013 0 Replies

I would like to address those that are growing trout in their systems.  I was asked to go to this forum and ask about growing trout.  Could you please advise.  I live in Central Wisconsin where the…Continue

API test kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Mar 16, 2013. 5 Replies

I was just wondering with a friend, how long does the API Master Test Kit last.  Does the viability of the kit dwindle as time go by or is it quite stable?  What is the best way to store the kit…Continue

Monthly Chat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Bernstein Sep 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Sylvia-  Thursdays are very difficult for my schedual as I am on the board of Directors of our Inventor andEntrepreneurs club and we meet every-other Thursday in the evening.  Might I ask, is there…Continue

Feeding Crayfish (Yabbies)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conrad Chin-Yee Sep 9, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello Friends-  I receintly aquired a couple of crayfish and was wondering what they eat.  I have done some research on the Internet and found that they are oppertunistic feeders and eat ditris,…Continue


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Leo White Bear replied to John Wilson's discussion Aquaponics system as filter for swimming pool in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"John- Generally starting out big is a good idea but there is a saying that too much of anything isn't.  The first question I have for you is - are you new to aquaponics or have you had a smaller unit before?  If you are a…"
Nov 27, 2018
Leo White Bear replied to Bob Murray's discussion Fish Run or Tank in the group Trout Growers
"Bob-   The difficulty I see is that you didn't say where your water source is coming from.  Do you have to pump the water to the raceway, are you using well water or any other replenishable source or diverting river water to the…"
Jan 16, 2018
Leo White Bear commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Charles-   My advice is NOT to start big.  Being on this forum tells me that you are just beginning your AP adventure.  I'm not saying don't do it, I'm saying that you may need to get a bit of experience under your belt…"
Dec 31, 2017
Leo White Bear commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"The best thing to do right now is research.  Look through the past posts, ask questions and learn.  This is a venture that can be fun and possibly allow you to experiment with different types of aquaponic set-ups, from media base to NTF to…"
Dec 29, 2017

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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 bell siphon
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
250 gal
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
dorsal fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Native american/irish, wooden flute maker, 57, married, kids grown up and gone.

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At 6:52am on June 2, 2015, Michael Lane said…

 my 250 gall tank is new. I have 35 fish and doing well I started project 3 mo. ago

I was told I might be lacking potassium

At 9:40pm on June 25, 2013, Tom OBrien said…

That's impressive, but I missed your earlier posts. Will you be adding lights?

At 7:25am on August 27, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

HI Leo.  The course is an online course that you register for and take any time that it is convenient for you.  There was a link to a set of instructions in your email receipt.  If you no longer have that just send me an email at and I'll get you a new copy of the instructions.  Thanks for signing up!

At 1:05pm on August 7, 2012, Troy Curtin said…

Hello Leo, I saw your post on the AP for beginners page where you mentioned you were in WI. So am I, actually I currently live in Madison, but I have a system running at my folks' house in Reedsburg. I'd love to meet someone in the area with some experience.


At 7:34pm on May 5, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Leo,

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 Main 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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