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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Wyman Apr 29, 2010. 3 Replies

I became interested in aquaponics when I read the NYTimes article.  About a day later, a friend sent me an email about an organization that was looking for ideas for non-profits.  I showed up and…Continue


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I think you would find it interesting (perhaps appalling) that I don't know anything about gardening and have never owned any garden tools or even a lawn mower. I'm interested in urban gardening and aquaponics an a kind of abstract way at the moment.

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At 2:01pm on July 9, 2018, abiola bawuah said…

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At 8:09pm on March 16, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi again,

You can raise just about any freshwater fish. I'm afraid sole is a saltwater fish, isn't it? People are raising catfish, perch, trout, and a variety of ornamental fish in the U.S. If you post some inquiries in the Fish Types forum I bet you will get a load of responses and suggestions.

At 8:06pm on March 16, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Susan,

I'm impressed that you are jumping into this even though you clearly have some reservations. Here is a link to an excellent "primer" on aquapoinics that will give you a basic foundation - No, you don't need to kill the fish if you don't want to - koi and goldfish work very well, and I can't quite bring myself to harvesting my tilapia either.

Once you have read the article, don't hesitate to get into the forums here and start asking questions. About half the members of this community are newbies just like you. good luck!

At 4:09pm on March 16, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Susan,

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. 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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