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Filter for water

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Storey Jan 4, 2012. 5 Replies

Does anyone know how to make a filter to bring the fish and sump water back to a fairly clean level?The water in my fish tank and sump is really muddy.Regards,PhilipContinue

Plants in water

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Colvin Dec 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Can someone tell me whether vegetable plant roots can be left in fish water all the time ?My system is a flood and drain system with a bell syphon but if the plants can be left in water all of the…Continue

Cooling the water for the fish.

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike houlihan Nov 21, 2011. 10 Replies

Does anyone know what to do to cool a fish tank of 1000L (250g) to 18 C (60 F). The tank needs to be this temperature to keep the trout alive?Maybe someone has used a fridge or water cooler to do…Continue

Ammonia level too high

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Aug 8, 2011. 6 Replies

I am not feeding my fish, put in fresh water and cleaned my tank out but my Ammonia level is still 8.0mg/L. I have read that it needs to be around 0.75 mg/l. Can someone tell me what to do? Philip Continue


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Floating grow beds

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 4:40pm 4 Comments

Do  polystyrene grow beds need to float up and down with flood beds or do they stay the same height?

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At 7:02am on March 6, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Philip,

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 get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  

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.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

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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