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  • San Ramon, CA
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Organic Certification for Aquaponics

Started Nov 9, 2014 0 Replies

Thought I'd share something I found. Turns out Oregon Tilth, an Organic certification agency, is fully on board with aquaponics. Here's a webinar they put out talking about what they expect.…Continue

 

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Scott Roberts replied to Jeff S's discussion Alternative Filtering Idea?
"why are you salting bi-weekly? It doesn't evaporate...."
Aug 20, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Michael Brooks's discussion Nutrient Supplementation in Certified Organic Commercial Aquaponics
"If you want to keep that organic certification you will have to have water tests performed any time that you want to add micronutrients.  Technically, NOP requires there to be a deficiency before you supplement, but I've been told that a…"
Aug 17, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Hal (von) Luebbert's discussion Effort to protect fish against continual pollution by local city water supply.
"Hmm. you might want to check your readings. As far as I know, it is impossible for rainwater to be alkaline. "
Aug 8, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Devoid's discussion Water Testing
"Yes, the YSI meter has the capability of doing a boron test.  The reagents are no longer sold though. ;-{"
May 12, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Devoid's discussion Water Testing
"Haha - so those comments are from you. I'm working on my replies... Hanna isn't very transparent about when they stop manufacturing tests. Titration tests are a pain, but it's the only way you're going to get a boron reading…"
May 12, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Devoid's discussion Water Testing
"I have a comparison of aquaponic appropriate water test kits on my blog:  http://scottspridefarm.com/aquaponic-water-testing/"
May 11, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Water clear, tote has algae layer
"Is this a new system? It looks like you haven't cycled yet."
Apr 20, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to RON HOWARD's discussion Greenhouse in a bad location surrounded by farm land with spraying going on
"I'd say go have a talk with the owner of the fields, but my guess is that would end badly. The easiest solution might be to put a registered hive of bees in the greenhouse as well.  The pesticide applicator would be obligated by law to…"
Apr 8, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to RON HOWARD's discussion Greenhouse in a bad location surrounded by farm land with spraying going on
"How surrounded by fields is he? 10' away? 50'? 500'? "
Apr 8, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Michael Mansur's discussion Bluegill tank is dark
"I'd suggest using a flashlight.  The biofilm buildup on the sides of the tank is a good thing!"
Apr 5, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Mathew Slattery's discussion Huge Deficiencies in Large AP system
"Not an iron deficiency. More likely Calcium and Magnesium.  Water from a desal plant is going to be very soft..... "
Mar 21, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Robert C. Wood's discussion buying seeds.
"You, as a consumer, are not going to be purchasing any GMO seed. GMO seed does not come in a packet. Purchasing GMO seed generally requires a signed agreement with the seed company. Long story short: Don't worry about it."
Mar 21, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Hollis Armstrong's discussion Basic Questions
"1) Don't plan on growing a large number of different crops. You need to get good at growing one or two first. BTW Tomatoes do fine in DWC. 2) Tomatoes can produce for an exceedingly long time in greenhouse environments. 6-9 months is common…"
Mar 1, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Egyhome's discussion Cycling without test kit
"There's no way to know what's happening without test kits when you fishless cycle....  "
Feb 11, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Gary Zhang's discussion Generic starter questions
"You're planning on having the fish tank outside, and the plants inside? That's kinda backwards..... the plants need as much light as they can get. The fish need... enough light to see where food is. The only economical light source for…"
Feb 3, 2015
Scott Roberts replied to Ashley Denise Johnson's discussion Possible to have an AP system my dog and I can swim in?
"Tilapia want warm water. That means huge heating bills in the winter if it gets cold. Where are you located?"
Jan 28, 2015

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How did you find us?
referral from another website
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
NFT, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
150
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
fin

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At 5:31am on March 20, 2014, DJ Wambach said…

Should I have any issue with catfish in a 275 gal IBC? I was thinking about them, UT will not allow some other and the catfish can handle colder and hotter water. How long have you been raising catfish?

 
 
 

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