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buying seeds.

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Mar 22, 2015. 2 Replies

I am seeing a lot of show and documentaries on the ill effects of gmo seeds. I would like to know how do you tell which seed producers are non gmo, other than the ones that state organically…Continue

got ibc tote from work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry McMahon Sep 10, 2013. 1 Reply

I have access to 1000L ibc totes for free but they were used to hold def (diesel exhaust fluid). I know that it is urea and water. The msds does not list any other chemicals in it. Just wondering if…Continue

iceberg lettus

Started Dec 28, 2012 0 Replies

Has anyone grown iceberg lettus in there ap system?Continue

Hard tap water

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Mar 30, 2012. 5 Replies

I have hard tap water does anyone know if that will slow the cycling to start my system. the way I know that I have hard water is I have buildup of salts on the hydroton in the grow bed.Continue


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Robert C. Wood replied to Colin Harding's discussion Daphnia in my system
"so long as your numbers for A, N2,N1 and ph are not effected I would not be worried because Daphnia feed on plankton both photo, and zooplankton."
Jan 3, 2017
Robert C. Wood replied to Theresa Wharton's discussion Keeping plants alive when fish have died
"I am sorry I don't know the math for that."
Jun 5, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Michael Welber's discussion Chloride in our water
"what is your water temp at, do you have enough oxygen in the water. how long are you letting the top up water stand before use. are you putting an air stone in the top up water while it is off gassing. did something get into your system…"
Jun 4, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Theresa Wharton's discussion Keeping plants alive when fish have died
"what you could try is DEF(diesel exhaust fluid) it is 5% ammonia if memory serves me. you should be able to get it at any truck stop in a 2 gallon jug."
Jun 4, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Alan Fugate's discussion plants not bearing fruit
"what is the genius name for that plant "
Apr 25, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Cody DiNatale's discussion First post: Crazy thoughful questions
"with  the perch you will need at least 6-8 feet deep they prefer deeper water.  "
Apr 13, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Nick LaHaise's discussion Mobile Aquaponics: on a bus!
"I am a truck and couch mechanic by trade. you will definitely need to add overload springs or airbags to handle the weigh of the water. also if you are going to use an inverter to run the system during transit you will need to wire in at least one…"
Mar 31, 2016
Robert C. Wood left a comment for Glen Ferland
"hi there when I had a system running I used feeder gold fish from pet smart. get the 2 inch ones because they tend to be healthier."
Mar 13, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Mike R.'s discussion Vinegar test
"In order to use those rocks you would have to seen no bubbles at all. so I will recommend that you don't use that rock. if that is not an option then keep exposing the rock to vinegar until the rocks no longer create no more bubbles. "
Feb 28, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Guillermo Nido's discussion Does anyone recognize this freshwater fish?
"if that is a hint of green along the back it could be the grass carp that feeds on plant matter primarily and they are suppose to be good eating. that is according to the Asians."
Feb 14, 2016
Robert C. Wood commented on Tetsuzan Benny Ron's photo

Does Anyone Grow Pacu?

"what do you feed them, and what temperature do you have to keep the fish tank at? How does the meat taste ?  "
Jan 17, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to Yvonne McCalla Sobers's discussion Growing medical cannabis in aquaponics system
"what you might have to due is grow you pot in pots with holes and screen on the bottom to hold the dirt in but to allow the roots to grow through. the reason for this is that MJ is a very heavy feeder with the dirt you can add feed to the plants in…"
Jan 14, 2016
Robert C. Wood commented on Toby Lansdale's blog post grow bed liner or sealant
"what a lot for bait shops where I live use marine safe paint and aquarium safe silicone for there tanks."
Jan 2, 2016
Robert C. Wood replied to David's discussion Rocket Mass Heater in my Greenhouse Complete
"I have seen on youtube people using wood pellets and an automated feed system for their rocketmass heaters, With it being automated you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to stoke the fire."
Jan 1, 2016
Robert C. Wood commented on gigi morton's blog post Bees in the greenhouse?
"how large of a colony will you have and will you be supplementing with sugarwater. "
Sep 27, 2015
Robert C. Wood replied to Pam DeLong's discussion Bizarre..can anyone tell me why/how this fish died?
"if you had media on the bottom of the fish tank you would have to sift it. but because you don't I would not worry about it. if you have any hiding places for the fish scoop them up with a butterfly net and visually look for them. the hole that…"
Jul 29, 2015

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At 10:27am on February 17, 2012, cameron gray said…

Robert, I ran across an article the other day, where the guy used galvanized fencing about 48" high, fashioned it into a circle, lined the inside with that 1/2" accordian type SM insulation and used a fiber reinforced tarp as a liner for a fish tank. The article had photos and it looked like it was about 8' across. Hope this helps with your plans.

At 6:11am on February 17, 2012, Cai Robertson said…

A guy with years of experience in the aquaculture industry commented on the walleye wannbe's page.  He explained that due to the cannabalization rate it is far from profitable.  They also take far too long to grow to full size.  I think I might try yellow perch or crappie.  Bass is another possibility.  I really want to do rainbow trout, but that will have to wait for my  backyard unit.  It would be too expensive to chill the water on my front porch. 

At 9:26pm on February 2, 2012, Alfio Contarino said…

Hi Robert,

Sorry no not that I know off, I mostly deal with Gold fish, silver perch, rainbow and brown trout in my Aquaponics systems.

At 12:11pm on January 28, 2012, 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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