Aquaponic Gardening

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Ron Thompson
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Full system for sale

Started Feb 12, 2018 0 Replies

For a variety of reasons, I'm have had to shut down my system last year. I had hoped to get it going again, but that is looking ever doubtful. So I'm putting it up for sale at a very reasonable…Continue

Springtime Planting.. what to plant?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Mar 18, 2011. 3 Replies

With strawberries, broccoli and cabbage about over, I'm looking at the next crop.. Any thoughts on these for the summer season:carrots (gravel bed or vertigro? what do you think)polebeans…Continue

Accident & Near Disasters...

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Sep 29, 2010. 9 Replies

I've emailed some members for advice but thought this might be a good a topic as well. I'm sure we have all had a rude surprise and needed some advice about what to do.. Well this might be the place…Continue


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How did you find us?
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, vertical
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I used to keep large aquariums and this seems like a great way to combine the two interests. I have been coordinating with fellow AP member Michael Cosmo (who lives about 8 miles from me). We both utilize a Vertigro system. I have about 75 baskets and also have a smaller media based system with the verticals feeding it.
I'm a keep it simple guy and primarily use a hands-off approach. I'm not checking water quality constantly; plants either grow or they don't. I guess it would be organics to the extreme due to laziness.
After two years of a toss together system, I plan to upgrade and improve this year. I started by replacing my Wal-Mart kiddy pool fish tank with a rubbermaid stock tank. I'll be moving the setup to a better location and putting up a hoop style greenhouse to protect it better. Then add some gravel beds and enjoy.

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At 1:55pm on July 9, 2018, abiola bawuah said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on this email( ) for the full details,
Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.
Mrs Abiola.

At 5:30pm on February 22, 2011, Harold Sukhbir said…
Hi Ron long time no hear, hope everything's OK with you and your AP.
At 7:18am on July 29, 2010, David Hart said…
Thanks Ron !
At 5:02am on July 29, 2010, David Hart said…
Hi Ron, Sure was a pleasure meeting you and all the other fine folks at the 'central FL Tour'.
You mentioned you were using a different (less costly) air pump then Michael. Could you please share the brand and where you bought your's ?
Thanks Ron.
At 5:04pm on March 27, 2010, M Cosmo said…
Sure tomorrow is fine. Give me a call 352-201-6605. Just down the road from applebees.
At 2:17pm on March 27, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Ron,

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 (and quite a few Floridians), so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions. A great place to start is by checking out the forums and groups. Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

We have just one rule: keep it cordial (no flaming!).

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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