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Tilapia vs Yellow Perch for Breeding and Growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo James Sep 3, 2019. 8 Replies

I’m trying to decide whether to grow Tilapia or Yellow Perch in my future AP system. I need a better understanding of the breeding and growing process (pros and cons) for both species to make my…Continue

Tags: grow, out, breed, temp, Yellow

Advice for running aquaponics w/out fish temporarily?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Torcellini Jul 4, 2012. 21 Replies

Is it possible to run an aquaponics system temporarily (say 1 month) with out fish, perhaps using ammonia and liquid seaweed as inputs?I built an outdoor aquaponics set up for my girlfriend's parents…Continue

Maxicrop plus iron

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Jul 2, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi all,I've seen a fair bit of discussion about using Maxicrop with and without iron, but I didn't see any rule of thumb for how much to add. My system is cycled and established, I just need to add…Continue

Tags: ratio, iron, maxicrop

Frequency of flood and drain cycle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Bernstein Jul 3, 2011. 13 Replies

I use a bell siphon on my outdoor aquaponic system and I'm wondering how often I should flood and drain the growbed. Is there a general rule of thumb?With my pump, the bed fills up in about 12…Continue


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Jo James replied to Patrick Roche's discussion Tilapia vs Yellow Perch for Breeding and Growth
"This is how  I Thought a System ought to Work...Would Love to See how things are Now, and pick your Brain a Bit..."
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flood and drain media
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1 - 2 yrs
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At 5:43pm on February 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Patrick

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 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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