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Paul Letby
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To rinse or not to rinse...

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Dec 15, 2010. 6 Replies

That is the question!  I'm not sure if this has been hashed out already, I haven't found an article on it except TCLynx's blog article.  I'd like to open up the subject and get imput from all willing…Continue

Charcoal as a media

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Parr Jan 28, 2013. 74 Replies

Hey guys, I'm going to open this up for debate, as things are getting a little off topic on my personal system discussion.  There have been questions as to the safety of charcoal as a media, and I'm…Continue

Good deal on pumps?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Rogers aka The White Lion Oct 24, 2012. 10 Replies

Hey guys.  I'm not familiar with these pumps at all, but I found them in a place that sells stuff that's scratch and dent.  Neat place, got a tip that there was a load of fish supplies so I checked…Continue

New Aquaponics Farm being developed in Canada

Started Dec 1, 2010 0 Replies

Hey everyone, I was on the phone with my mother last month when she mentioned that a local farmer that we buy chickens from had expanded to include fish farming and was changing their name.  After…Continue


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How did you find us?
referral from another website
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
Murray Hallam's website
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
85 Gal indoor setup
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
dorsal fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Always had an interest in gardening and tropical fish. Now there's a way to combine the two! Awesome!
This summer I experimented with Lasagna Gardening and was very happy with the results.

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At 7:53am on April 6, 2014, Barbara Rieder said…

Hi Paul, 
I will get the tilapia on Tuesday - right now I have a few guppies in the tank.  The plants are growing great.  The whole system is amazing.   Also started some seedlings for the  garden this week and began construction on the greenhouse.  It's going to be "the year of the garden".  Sepp Holtzer the permaculture guy is coming to Gimli in May for a workshop - I would like to go and learn more from a master!

At 11:59pm on March 22, 2014, Barbara Rieder said…

At 9:24pm on March 22, 2014, Barbara Rieder said…

Hi Paul,  today was a VERY exciting day.  When I tested this morning,  I found Amonia,  Nitrites AND Nitrates!!!!!!   Finally - Hoping to pick up a few tilapia on Tuesday!!!

At 8:02am on March 18, 2014, Barbara Rieder said…

Hello Paul,

Things are going well with my little set-up.  We are now cycling and hoping every day for the nitrites to appear.  The kids planted seeds - about a half pound of lettuce!  some of them have started to sprout so it's exciting for them to see.   The gentleman who has the tilapia has had a bit of a setback as a pump quit last weekend and he lost a whole bunch.  I hope he still has a few to sell to me when my system is ready.  15 years ago,  when I moved in,  I removed the shower doors from the bathtub as they were pretty yucky with hard water residue.  I put them in the basement thinking that some day I might want them.  This week,  I brought them up and made a nifty sliding door for the fish room.  I can still see the light and peak over the top to check that things are ok but the little ones are safe from falling into the fish tank and eating the hydroton.   All is good.

At 4:27am on February 22, 2011, Affnan said…

Glad to hear its works without problem, you can forget about it now and concentrate on planting and fish.



At 12:44pm on January 6, 2011, Molly Stanek said…
Thank you for joining the Sweet Water Organics group. :)
At 5:52am on November 10, 2010, TCLynx said…
I think you are doing a great job so far, keep it up :)
At 9:59pm on October 27, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Awesome story, Paul! Not often you hear of someone being dragged into AP out of necessity. I love it. Hope you are now, or will be, a convinced addict. Glad to have you here.
At 9:10pm on October 26, 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.

Please add a photo of yourself and participate!

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


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