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Brown yukie stuff

Started Nov 27, 2013 0 Replies

Hello All!  I've been running water through 4" PVC with pots sitting in top of and the length of it in 3" holes.  I have this beautiful brown slime growing inside the pipe.  It's all over my roots,…Continue

growing medium

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Feb 21, 2011. 5 Replies

I've been using wha we call shell rock. It is shells and fossils. it was working well untill the end of the summer. the tank water got very acid (purple in test kit) and dead fish. Is this a result…Continue


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Posted on July 4, 2011 at 12:02pm 4 Comments

Hello, I'm confused. I can see that there are advantages  (especially in hot climates) of Deep Water Cultures but, I'm unsure of how they work. As I see it, there are two types of bacteria on the growing gravel that changes the ammonia to the nitrites and Nitrates. My question I guess is " What changes the ammonia if there are no rocks"?  Am I right on anything yet? I'm sure that the problems I am encountering is the balance of fish to water to grow beds.

I have found that using…


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At 9:14am on October 17, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Matt,

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 join in. Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system! Also, there are several groups that you may be interested in given all that you are into.

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.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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