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Wendell Ford
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  • Goose Creek, SC
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa N Florida Sep 2, 2013. 7 Replies

The tomatoes in my system are splitting before they ripen. They split wide open before they turn red. i am getting quite a few tomatoes but none making it past the fried green tomato stage.I looked…Continue

Tags: Tomatoes

Vinegar test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendell Ford Jan 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Can someone explain what the vinegar test is and what it tells you?

Grow beds fill/drain rate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josiah Sherman Mar 4, 2013. 7 Replies

I am in process of replacing my bio filters for my 10000 gallon Koi pond with grow beds. I have four large grow beds with bell siphons. It takes 30 min to fill and 15 min to drain. Would this rate be…Continue

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Aquaponic growers from the South Carolina low country. Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county residents who have a aquaponic garden or who have a interest in or desire to start a system. Lets network and help expand Aquaponics in the Low Country.
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How did you find us?
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, NFT, vertical
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Koi, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
8800 gallon
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Built a 8800 gallon Koi pond in June 2012. I stocked with 22 Koi the largest at 24" the smallest 8". I originally built a bio filter using two IBC totes. I then discovered Aquaponics and in Nov 2012 when it was time to stop feeding the fish I started replacing the bio filters with grow beds. Feb 2013 and the grow beds are complete and beginning to cycle. I have a 3' x 5' x 12" raft bed, two 2' x 8' x 12" filled with hydro clay and two 4' x4' x 12" grow beds filled with drainage rock. I have four vertical grow tubes I made out of 4" PVC I will use for strawberry. I have made three 7' long DWR for lettuce. They are connected to my grow bed drains floating on top of pond.

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At 5:34pm on October 6, 2014, Ron Montgomery said…

Hey Wendell,

You are farther along than I.  

Built a 2000 gallon koi pond for wife.  Have a couple of constant flow tanks this year to grow some of the wifes canna lilies, elephant ears, and water lilies. This winter I want to build a couple of flood and drain beds.

I am lucky that I have a lot of room to spread and experiment.



Were you on the pond tour last year? Your pond looks like a couple of photo's my wife showed me.



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