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pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 22, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi, I am installing the flood and drain system now, and I wonder if I should be using 1 inch pipe (flexi?) to deliver the pumped water from the sump tank to the grow beds, and then 2 inch pipes for…Continue

Tags: dimensions, pipe, drain, and, flood

my system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi can anyone see any gremlins in this system, I am think now of using timer with pumps instead of auto-syphons has anay one tried this? Any advice re pumps for 1300 litre capacity with 1.5 metre…Continue

Aquaponics system Dorset UK

Started Mar 13, 2012 0 Replies

Hi we have set up in our poly tunnel, a 1300 litre fish tank, 50 organic carp, with five x 135 litre grow beds and a sump tank. We are ready to start the plumbing now, so we are making the…Continue

Tags: tank, pump, sump, autosyphons, organic

Why does the PH go down?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi the PH in the Fish Tank dropped suddenly to 4.5. The temperature in the poly tunnel has suddenly gone up to a max of 28 c, and I removed one grow bed that had been covering the tank. Could it be…Continue

Tags: health, fish, and, PH


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At 9:02pm on February 21, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Tina,

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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