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Water nutrient readings / rosemary & other crops

Started this discussion. Last reply by RupertofOZ Mar 4, 2011. 5 Replies

Has anyone with a well cycled system tested their water to see what kind of nutrients their plants are receiving on a consistent basis? I am asking because in speaking with someone yesterday about…Continue

Filthy Water

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harold Sukhbir Mar 3, 2011. 8 Replies

I was all excited about the water in my tank becoming crystal clear a few days after I added the fish and it got all stirred up and murky. The food I use does cloud the water somewhat for a short…Continue

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Types of duckweed

Started this discussion. Last reply by sheldon whorms Feb 25, 2015. 6 Replies

I live in Jamaica so been searching for duckweed, I finally came across some at a local plant store. I notice that most people use rootless duckweed. My own definitely has small roots hanging down…Continue

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At 4:23pm on January 21, 2011, Nate Storey said…
on harvesting- I do complete harvests primarily because I'm doing a study looking at fresh and dry weights.  That's the only reason.  If I were doing production commercially or for myself I would only take bits and pieces- I would only harvest the whole plant after it's fully mature and I was ready to replant.
At 10:43am on January 21, 2011, Nate Storey said…

Hi Xavier, 

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. . . Man, have I been busy.  Anyway, in answer to your questions:  I run my pumps constantly.  I save money in the long run because most pumps last a lot longer when run continuously as opposed to lots of hard starts.  The worms do really well, actually, incredibly well in the towers. . . Some towers have several hundred worms in them now- I may have to start removing them.


Water is distributed using a simple manifold, and because my system is overpowered I can run pretty constant pressure to both near and far nozzles.  I've come to love a large pump.

At 3:14pm on November 24, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Welcome Xavier,

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 Main page.

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