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Melissa Rasmussen
  • Lynnwood, WA
  • United States
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Moderating nitrites?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Polkinghorne Jul 26, 2012. 7 Replies

Hello, Aquapons, and thanks for all your help so far.  Now I find myself with a pressing problem – we just got fish, at long last (hooray!), but our system water isn't ready for them and I'm not sure…Continue

Tags: water, startup, fish, toxicity, overnutrification

Nutrients - too much or too little?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx May 27, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey's another challenge from Africa.I'm running what will be an aquaponics system, though currently we're fertilizing with semi-fermented plant tea, Bioponics-style.  The system is…Continue

Tags: high, nitrogen, low, fertilizing, nutrients

Cabbage and cauliflower pest! Experienced advice?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Hale Oct 8, 2012. 10 Replies

Well, here's a question.A few days ago, my business partner noticed that the cauliflower leaves were getting nibbled at.  This week, the infestation is huge. Over half of our cauliflower seedlings…Continue

Tags: problem, Africa, insect, pests, cabbage

What's your plant waste?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Oct 17, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello, all!  I'm designing a commercial system in Ghana, and we're wondering what your ratio has been for "weight of plant you harvest and eat" to "waste biomass (roots, extra lettuce leaves, tomato…Continue

Tags: compost, plants, waste


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I'm an aspiring aquaponics designer, with an emphasis on permaculture design principles for maximum relevancy and success. I've trained with Max Meyers of NorCal aquaponics, and am just getting started designing my own system and a few for friends. Would love to link up with other aquaponicists in the Seattle area!

And - I love the wind on the ferry, the patterns in the clouds, stained glass windows, and kissing roses.

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At 7:54pm on December 13, 2013, Dan Vega said…

Hi Melissa, I'm located in Kirkland WA, I was wondering if you would be interested in working on an open source project to develop an aquaponic greenhouse for developing nations.

At 6:04am on January 28, 2012, Carey Ma said…

Hi there Lynwood lady, I'm a Renton guy (living in Beijing, China). Nice to meet you here.

At 3:00pm on February 8, 2011, Chi Ma said…
Watch out for the thorns! Welcome!
At 12:54pm on February 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Melissa,

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!

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.

Please 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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