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Roe Sie
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Breeder tank low PH - keeps dropping below 5.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Izzy Feb 12, 2013. 12 Replies

I have a breeder tank: it's about 150 gallons with a dozen large tilapia breeders in it and isn't connected to a grow bed. there's a rain barrel bio filter.temperature is around 75-77 ammonia is very…Continue

Advice on feeding extra tilapia fingerlings to chickens?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jim mckee Dec 15, 2012. 19 Replies

I have two batches of fingerlings + 4 more fish getting ready to deliver any day now and no place to grow out thousands of tilapia. I read somewhere that chickens love tilapia fry as a treat. Anyone…Continue

could something kill the nitrifying bacteria and stop the cycle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roe Sie Aug 12, 2012. 14 Replies

If anyone has any ideas, I'm stumped. My system is 6 months old, and had cycled just fine. I added 35 tliapia fingerlings. I lost 6 initially, then they were doing great for 3 or 4 months while I…Continue

A new 150 gal greenhouse ebb and flow in Los Angeles

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Aug 5, 2012. 9 Replies

Hello Everyone,I just finished setting up my new system here in Los Angeles.150 Gallon FT<150 gal grow bed volume with hydroton mediaEbb and Flow30 Hybrid Tilapia (I think that's how many are…Continue


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flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
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I live in Los Angeles and I bake bread from home-milled flour and raise chickens.

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At 5:55pm on July 8, 2012, Steven M said…

Hi Roe,

I live in Los Angeles as well and am looking to set up my first backyard system, currently planning it out.  I saw you mentioned you had a place to get stock tanks.  Would love to hear about it. 

How is your system coming along?


At 10:10am on June 27, 2012, antonio aquino said…

Roe, what I would do is to isolate what might  be cousing the fish to die.  I would start by separating the ebb and flow from the fish.  I'm sure your oxygen level is ok unless you have too many fish.  If you have a filter I would continue to run it and by pass the plant bed.  

I'm leaving for the Philippines in about 2 weeks and will not finish my aquaponic system.  When I get back in about 1 or 2 you are certainly welcome observe my system and hopefully you will get some idea you can apply to your system.  

Let me know how your fish are doing and how you manage the death rate.  





At 11:55am on June 25, 2012, antonio aquino said…


My experience with hydrophonic, so I have a good idea of how to run the system.  We can apply the same method to aquaponic system.    What difficulty are you having?  Our system is still being set up.  I will have a pond measuring 6'x10' by 2.5' deep ( approx. 1000 gal) with an ebb and flow of about 4x8.  I'm glad to have someone in the neighborhood who is interested in aquaponics, we can share info that is conducive to our neighborhood.  


At 9:55pm on June 24, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Roe!


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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