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Tim McNabb
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  • Saint Louis, MO
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How did you find us?
referral from another website
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Catfish
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300 Gal

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Coping with a Suspected Potassium Deficiency

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 9:44pm 12 Comments

I have an aquaponics install that is currently "fishless" in that I am in the final phases of getting it to cycle ammonia into nitrogen.  After transplanting a bunch of sickly plants started during cold weather, I was encouraged when even sickly bean plants recovered and grew thick, deep emerald green leaves.

Soon, though, I noted the same spotty yellowy mottling was coming back.  I thought this was fungus and following the advice of a local hydroponic store sprayed a $14.00 fruit…


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At 4:23pm on September 1, 2012, Aqua Botanical said…

Hello Tim!  My name is Tim Elliott.  It's good to see others in the St. Louis area interested in Aquaponics.  We are almost done building our first prototype system. Check out our Website:

At 8:53pm on June 23, 2012, Fritz Hoffarth said…

I recently joined the Aquaponic Gardening Community forum to learn as much as I can about starting an aquaponic endeavor. After many hours of research, I came across a post you made about food grade IBC's in the St Louis area. If you could point me in the right direction on obtaining some food grade IBC's it would be greatly appreciated. These are one  of the only items that have eluded me, in my search for aquaponic supplies. 

My email is

At 8:37am on June 13, 2011, Michael Corson said…

Hi Tim:

Yes, I'd like to hear and see more about what you are doing in St. Louis. You can contact me at mike-at-njcprint-dot com


At 4:26pm on June 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Tim,

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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