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Robby Jacobson
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How fast would 18gal system cycle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Burton Aug 30, 2012. 5 Replies

It has been running about two weeks. Two days I let run to dechlorinate the water, I then added Maxicrop and tested the water. It showed 5ppm of ammonia, I tested today and it shows 0ppm. It is still…Continue

I almost there...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Aug 28, 2012. 2 Replies

After 3 days of getting readings of zero for Ammonia and Nitrites. I decided to add fish. I added 20 Goldfish and ammonia spiked to 2ppm and Nitrites to 5ppm. I checked today and Ammonia is back to…Continue

After killing all my fish,

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carr Aug 2, 2012. 3 Replies

DateNitritesNitratesAmmoniaPH31-Jul520271-Aug510172-Aug580.57, when would be a good time to add fish. Here are my readings for the last three days. I am hesitant to add fish and kill them again.Continue

Question for you all...I hope I didn't mess up.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robby Jacobson Jul 25, 2012. 2 Replies

So I finally got a chance to get to a hydroponics shop and buy maxicrop. I add a about a cup maybe more, first the water is a cloudy light brown. is that normal?second I noticed that it is Maxicrop…Continue


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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
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Please tell us something else about yourself.
I technology(STEM) teacher, I have been fascinated with aeroponics, aquaponics and Hydroponics for years I finally started putting together a system in my class,
I am working on version 2 after epic fail on version 1.
summer 2012

I finally put together a Barrel-ponics system at my home. This system is for testing and convincing my wife that doing this is a good idea, for the family and financially.

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New Classroom System in the works

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:38am 1 Comment

After my failed attempt to build a classroom system last year, I have decided to give a go again. 

Last years system

I had a hard time regulating water, getting it to cycle. Hey it was my first…



Posted on July 21, 2012 at 10:07am 0 Comments

I finally got my barrel-ponics up and running. It's on the 3rd day of cycling. 10 gold fish, transplanted tomato plant, and seeds.

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At 5:35pm on October 27, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Robby,

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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