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TCLynx replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Disease on Tomato leaves? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"That looks like a really good photo, it might be worth sending to your Agricultural extension to see if they can identify the problem. I did a quick search to see if I could find a picture of a problem that looked like this but it is hard for me to…"
Apr 17, 2013
Tonya Bailey added a discussion to the group Florida Aquaponics
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Disease on Tomato leaves?

Any ideas on what this could be? The system is new. Just added fish a few days ago. This is only found on the 6 tomato plants that I grew from seed and is on the lower leaves. The 2 transplants that were purchased from the store do not have this on them. I am thinking it may be a disease but want to see other opinions before pulling all 6 plants from the system.  Thanks in advance!See More
Apr 17, 2013
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Catfish Growers

That is a 12 inch air stone next to that catfish in the picture.
Apr 15, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Peggy, sorry to send another message but I put an add on Craigslist for the extra catfish at 50 cent each and had two people respond already. They are coming between 3 & 4 tomorrow so let me know if you want me to hold some for you.…"
Apr 12, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Just got a call back from Jerkins. Picking up 100 catfish tomorrow at 11 for $35. Yay  "
Apr 12, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"We started cycling about a week before you did, I think. We only need about 30 fish but will probably go ahead and take the 100 and try to sell the rest, or give the extra to our neighbor across the street who has a fish pond (if he'll…"
Apr 12, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
" It is my understanding that the PH will go down on it's own once the system is cycled. We have noticed that in our system. The Ph was staying around 7.8 until it finally cycled all the way and now it has dropped to mid-6-ish. Once…"
Apr 12, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Thanks for the info on Jerkins. I'll look into them! We are about halfway cycled so we will probably be getting some fish in the next two weeks. Since it has started warming up some, it seems to be going faster. "
Apr 4, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Peggy Worthington's discussion new to aquaponics-grow media?? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I like your setup! What fish are you going to use. I think we are going to go with Channel catfish. There is a hatchery in Bonifay called Pauls Fish Farm (http://www.paulfishfarms.com/index.html). I think we will get them from him. Do you know of…"
Apr 4, 2013
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Apr 4, 2013
TCLynx replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Catfish in 300 gallon rubbermaid tank? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I have a tank with catfish and bluegill.  I can't be certain that it still has all it's bluegill but well fed catfish tend to be fairly lazy and there are still some of the bluegill so I know they can co-exist to an extent. Just…"
Apr 1, 2013
Tom Dumas left a comment for Tonya Bailey
"Tonya 30 catfish in a 300 gallon tank isn't even close to being enough fish.  I time yes. But you will wait a long long long time before you see results. If they were 1 pound each you would be in the ballpark. Your grow bed is a bit…"
Mar 31, 2013
Tonya Bailey replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Catfish in 300 gallon rubbermaid tank? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Thanks everyone! We'll probably do about 30 catfish to start and will definately monitor the water temp better to see how much it varies. We have not really been checking the temp that much so I'm not sure how much it…"
Mar 31, 2013
TCLynx replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Catfish in 300 gallon rubbermaid tank? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Is your 36 square feet of grow bed also 12 inches deep?  If so, then I would say you can do about 30-36 channel catfish in that tank. Bluegill would also be ok with your temperatures as long as your system isn't swinging in the extreme on…"
Mar 31, 2013
John E Windsor replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Catfish in 300 gallon rubbermaid tank? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"We started our system using channel cats in a similar size tank. In the beginning we had 25 fingerlings and that worked fine until they got bigger. They have done well in the cold temps too. Also, they grow fast. TCLynx is an expert on channel cats…"
Mar 31, 2013
Ron Thompson replied to Tonya Bailey's discussion Catfish in 300 gallon rubbermaid tank? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I have Cats and Tilapia mixed in a 300 gallon rubbermaid tank. The 10 cats were started as fingerlings and are now around 8-lbs each. Biggest suggestion is plenty of air and redundancy on the air. The tank itself has worked very well"
Mar 31, 2013

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
Auaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Just started
How big is your fish tank?
300 gal
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Just started a new system. Will be adding fish soon. Going to try to grow tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, corn, peppers, collard, turnips, cucumbers, and who knows what else! Probably going with catfish.

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At 7:22pm on March 31, 2013, Tom Dumas said…

Tonya 30 catfish in a 300 gallon tank isn't even close to being enough fish.  I time yes. But you will wait a long long long time before you see results. If they were 1 pound each you would be in the ballpark. Your grow bed is a bit limited and that controls somewhat the number of fish for your system.  Ron has 10 cats at 8 pound each in the same size tank with good results.  How do you think your 30 cats compare to this by weight?  If your not in a hurry for plant growth this number will eventually be enough.  Tom

 
 
 

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