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Robert C Beck
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  • Orlando, FL
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1000 Gallons
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My wife Sarah and I started this system at our home in downtown Orlando where we are working to establish sustainable residential farming in urban areas. We learned basic aquaculture/aquaponics from the Morningstar fisherman of Dade City, Florida.

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At 7:06pm on May 6, 2013, Kent Evans said…

Hello Robert, My garden is in Altamonte Springs. I still have 3ppm nitrite and going down. How big are they?

I only have a little over 100gal. to work with. Please let me know what is up. I can pick them right up if there not to big.

At 7:27pm on March 19, 2013, Richard Hildreth said…

Robert, I plan to be over in Orlando within the next two days and would like to drop by and take a look at your system and tilapia.  Will it be possible to meet up?  Thanks.

At 7:03pm on March 15, 2013, Ned Berndt said…

Thanks Robert...its just a small test system, 300 gallon tank, 50 tilapia, 32 cu ft media bed and 64 cu ft DWC trough plus red wiggler worms in the media and a greenhouse covering to keep out the rain this Summer.  I like your pictures as well...where are you located?

At 4:21pm on March 14, 2013, Richard Hildreth said…

Thanks Robert, I will give them a call tomorrow.  If I can get my system cycled by next week I will give you a call about the fish.  Thanks.

At 4:01pm on March 14, 2013, Richard Hildreth said…

Robert, sorry I did not get back to you sooner.  I never saw your response until this morning.  I may be looking for some tilapia next week if you still have them.  Do you know anyone looking for lettuce rafts?  I'm looking at Beaver Plastics out of Canada, product is very good and reasonably priced, but the shipping is outrageous. 

At 5:48pm on February 20, 2013, Michael Silberstein said…

Thank you for the advice of the PH. funny thing is I have 2 systems one the rocks are just in the bottom of the tank and the other one they are in a swirl filter. the one with them in the bottom always has a diffident Ph then last test. think there is just not enough water movement going by the corral... guess you learn something new everyday. moved the corral to the flowing aria and this evening its back up... maybe to fast lost a few. the others seam sluggish There is one Male doing much better then the others with the ph dropping then back up. He acts like all the others in the stable tank. Think he is getting promoted to a breeder no dinner plat for him. maybe get a more resilient tilapia. 

At 6:31am on July 24, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Robert :-)


I am sure that you agree that Aquaponics is the fantastic way  to grow both fish and vegetables naturally. Love to see some pictures of your system.


God bless :-)

At 9:05pm on July 21, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Robert,

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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