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Tom Hickey
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Tilapia with eggs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Jun 11, 2013. 26 Replies

I have a tilapia with a mouth full of eggs, whats the best way to save them? I have her in a 10 gallon tank with a grate on the bottom so she can't get to them once she spits them out. Is this what I…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by drumurphy Apr 14, 2012. 10 Replies

Fish are doing great and the plants are growing like weeds. Algae is also starting to grow, any help out there. Trying to keep the sun off but was hoping for a fish or water creature that like algae.…Continue

Flood and drain system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Hickey Oct 10, 2011. 2 Replies

I am very new to this. So bare with me and my dumb questions. Flood and drain system.  I have a 90 gallon fish pond that I am pumping into a 17” x 33” grow bed. It is taking 5 min. to fill and drain…Continue


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Love to cook, and play tennis. Grandpa, father of 7, and happily married.

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At 6:42pm on August 4, 2012, Jean Allen said…

Hi Thanks for the heads up.  I know it gets too hot for the fish here in a greenhouse, so was considering keeping them in an outbuilding (it stays a bit cooler, but not much).  I could put in a small evaporative cooler for the hotter days?  I just don't know.  I know the fishies will be fine until next summer, but still, the heat will get them before I can harvest! I've even thought of throwing ice in on the hotter days to keep the water cool.  Not practical, I know.  Luckily, it cools off here at night unlike Phx.  So I might have a chance.

At 11:45am on July 5, 2012, David Schwinghamer said…

You wanna play some tennis, I love the game.

At 8:47pm on December 6, 2011, David Schwinghamer said…

I invite you to join my new group- Arizona Aquaponics

At 8:20am on October 7, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Tom,

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 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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