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Paul Ellinghuysen
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  • Hudson, FL
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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
raft, I have a1300 gal water garden with 50 or so fish.Iam now in the construction phase of building 4 troughs that will be floatingplants a raft.The food for the plants will be coming from the water garden. ILL also be running afeed line to my hydro stacker system
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
water garden 1300 gallons

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At 12:16pm on April 11, 2012, Juliana said…

Hi Paul - I know where Rolling Oats is... We live off of County Line/Cobblestone.. Would love to get a tour of your AP system... I'm sure I'll be inspired.. :) - Juliana

At 6:15am on January 29, 2012, Dennis Jay said…

Paul - Nice to meet you two as well. Green Sky Growers is quite an operation. I look forward to following your efforts.

Regards,

- Dennis Jay

At 5:13pm on January 2, 2012, Dave Lindstedt said…

Paul, very impressive !   Just where in Hudson are you locatedd.  My "farm" is off Denton, out behind the socer field off Cyotte.

Dave

At 5:50pm on May 18, 2011, TCLynx said…

You are welcome.

I'm glad they made it home safe.

At 4:15pm on February 27, 2011, B. Pearcy said…
Thanks for the recipe.
At 8:24pm on February 20, 2011, Michelle Silva said…

Hi Paul,

Oh no, I'm sorry, I never saw this post! I used coco coir and perlite but think it gets too saturated..I'm now trying pea gravel and others with some expanded slate that I used in some of the bottom pots in the vertical towers.

What did you decide to go with? Do you recirculate the verticals back? I would love to see pics of your set up. I'm going to see if you have any up..

At 7:28am on December 21, 2010, David Hart said…

This is the heater I got. I had Tractor supply bring one in, to my local store from up north...

http://www.tractorsupply.com/livestock/livestock-equipment/stock-tanks-accessories/stock-tank-heaters/api-742g-bucket-heater-1000-watts-217053499

I use this timer....the colder it is, the more I have it on (mostly at night)....

http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Outdoor-Lighting-Timers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg3Zbua2/R-100685864/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

 

This is what I'd really like to have to controll the tempts.....maybe Santa will bring me one  :-)....

http://www.homebrewers.com/c=Gpm99VQQJzvmRNjSVVbRAqJMZ/product/FE610/Digital-Temperature-Controller.html

 

 

At 2:57pm on December 20, 2010, David Hart said…

Hi Paul, I was on facebook earlier. The ladies at Green AcresOrganicshas their AP set up finished and was offering tours. They are a heck of alot closer then TCLynx or myself .

Their system is a commercial raft set up,  based on Friendly's in HI.

 

Have a great day.

At 8:07am on December 20, 2010, David Hart said…

Hi Paul, Sorry I took so long to get back to you. If I don't do something right away, I tend to forget. Being sick has helped either....yuck.

   I have a bucket heater in my main tank. It's a 1000 watts....sold at Tractor supply. I'm using a timer on it....saving up for a tempt controller.

   I also have 2 - 300 watt heaters...one in the sump...one in a nursery tank tied into the main tank.

   I cover the fish tank and nursery tanks with blankets. I place styrofoam over the sumps too.

   On really cold nights, I stop the flow into the growbeds. I do have water pumping into the main tank, it goes out the overflows, back to the sump(s).

    I haven't done any tours (yet)...I really wanted to get more done first. You might ask TC Lynx...she has a very nice set up and I know she enjoys showing it to people.

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Years !

David

 

When it's really cold

At 8:01am on October 16, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Paul

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.

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

Sylvia
 
 
 

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