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Plant Diagnosis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Jun 11, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello All:Little help with the diagnosis please. These are basil leaves taken from the bottom of the leaves on the topside have been infected as of yet.  Any ideas for a cure? …Continue

New Barrel Ponics System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Mann Jun 6, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello All,This is my first aquaponics system.  This is not its final resting spot but I needed somewhere cooler to work on it. The AZ sun can be brutal.  This is a basic flood and drain system that…Continue

Heat from Pumps in FT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Smith Jun 7, 2013. 3 Replies

I went down to the local hydroponic store and talked to one of the clerks about purchasing a new pump for an aquaponic system.  He suggested a Mag-Drive pump (more expensive)  because it puts less…Continue


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Ratchet Strap Modification

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

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My first aquaponic set up.  I am addressing some valid concerns as the building has progressed and will continue to modify as suggestions come in.  I appreciate your feedback!  This is the ratchet strap modification for the buldging in the blue barrels that is a problem.  I went with a 14' ratchet strap and ran it through a 1" PVC pipe cut to each side.  I am hoping the ratchet will allow me to crank it down or ease up as need be.…


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At 3:49pm on October 1, 2013, Robert J said…

My pleasure.  Sorry if i'm clunky with the site, I also have zero experience with social media, so i'm learning this too.

At 4:38am on July 24, 2013, Keith Markham said…

Dewalt hole saw, worked great!!

At 2:59pm on July 18, 2013, Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. said…

Greetings. Thanks for touching bases. Just spoke with Peter Condon. I think what he wants to do is great. As far as Valley View it is under re-constuction with a new tank and improved design so the doors will be open soon for visits 

At 11:19am on July 17, 2013, Joel Berg said…

Noticed you have a system very similar to mine. How is yours doing so far? 

At 10:58am on July 15, 2013, Troy Curtin said…

I'm using the duraskim liner.  Ordered it through Sylvia :)

At 11:20am on May 30, 2012, Greg McCord said…
Hey Randy, our little green house is in Alpharetta, GA
At 9:37am on May 30, 2012, Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. said…

Good morning Randy. Yes it is available. Suggest a time and we can work it out. The system is brand new so there is little in it yet, but there is still much you can learn from the visit even at this early stage.

At 10:31pm on April 21, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Randy!


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 Home 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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