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New Tomato disease/ fungus or a deficiency?

Started this discussion. Last reply by guillaume chastagnol Jul 7, 2016. 3 Replies

Hey all,All of my tomatoes in my large media based system have somehow contracted a horrible disease in which all of the new growth is extremely stunted and showing signs of chlorosis around the…Continue

Huge Deficiencies in Large AP system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randal Duren May 17, 2015. 7 Replies

I have something not right in my large raft AP system. All plants appear to have deficiencies. Need HELP!! Any suggestions.Continue

Tags: calcium, iron, potassium, DWC, tomatoes

Help!! Using an Indexing valve to increase growing area without adding a sump.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Jul 14, 2014. 6 Replies

I have a few 300 gallon systems that are a bit too overstocked with fish so they are always on the borderline of being out of balance. I have been looking to add additional beds but would like to do s…Continue

Tags: bed, media, valve, index, sump

Barramundi Fingerlings in US?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Worasit Prommee Feb 18, 2015. 3 Replies

Is there anywhere that sells barramundi fingerlings in the US? I have a specific client that would like to stock their tank with Barramundi as they are a more desirable fish for their restaurant.Continue

Tags: fingerlings, Barramundi


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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
1 - 2 yrs
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Koi, Tilapia, Other
How big is your fish tank?
6 tanks, 2 300 gallon, 3 150 gallon, 1 100 gallon
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
swim bladder
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I studied marine biology in University and shortly after decided I did not want to pursue it as a career. I became very interested in sustainable agriculture, especially methods that I could use at home. I grew up in the Caribbean where water is scarce and soil is poor so conventional agriculture is very expensive. After some research I stumbled upon aquaponics and I haven’t looked back. I have built 4 small systems at home and 2 others for hotels on the islands. I am looking to expand our systems at home and build others for friends and those who are interested.

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Huge problem with Raft system. HELP!!!

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:01am 2 Comments

My current system at home has-been…


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At 5:24am on January 25, 2014, Ryan Chatterson said…
Sorry, I couldn't reply direct to your message as I'm on my phone and it doesn't let me send the message for some reason so I just left the response here!
At 5:23am on January 25, 2014, Ryan Chatterson said…
Hi Matt,

My brother actually lived In Turks and Caicos a few years back as he was a scuba instructor at club Med... Beautiful place.

As for your fish tank volume... It depends what type of fish, what filtration you use and how dense you want to grow the fish. If using Tilapia and you build a good filtration system, you could get away with a 1000gal fish culture tank for that area (considered semi intensive). If you don't want to raise the tilapia that dense, bump up to a 1300-1500 gal tank.

Thanks for the kind words and good luck on the project!


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