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charles alan crabtree
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bio filter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russel Workman Nov 3, 2013. 13 Replies

hello all fellow aquapons! my question is concerning solids removal with a bio-filter,i currently am running a 300 gallon fish tank and my question is will a 5 gallon bio-filter be sufficient to…Continue

grow beds

Started this discussion. Last reply by charles alan crabtree May 1, 2013. 4 Replies

anyone have any input on whether homemade grow beds are ok vs. store bought ones?Continue


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53 year old combat wounded veteran who just is trying in these difficult times to feed my family.i love all types of gardening but with one leg find it a challenge.aquaponics seems like something i can do out of my wheelchair

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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:18am 1 Comment

hi again folks,first of all let me explain my crazy title  haha.DOGS R US is the name of one of our businesses,we are located in beautiful EASTERN TENNESSEE good old USA.feel free to follow us on facebook and leave comments.several years ago i was told i was crazy to spend an amount exceeding 100,000.00 to build a boarding,breeding,grooming facility in a rural community such as make a long story short i did not listen to all the naysayers and short sighted people and forged ahead in…


do photos lie?

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:07pm 5 Comments

less than 24 hrs. after posting my blog post titled smitten by the bug i recieved a comment saying how AP was a hoax.i'll admit you do see a lot of photos where people are growing LOTS of salad greens.but then you also see a lot of pictures of tomatoes,peppers ,okra,melons,beans and the list goes on.looks like to me if you provide a correct nutrient base,lighting,and enviromental coonditions any plant would prosper.comments anyone?

smitten by the bug

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:08am 11 Comments

hello fellow aquapons,since this is my first blog post i think an introduction is in order! my name is alan crabtree and i live in beautiful east tennessee good ole USA.i am a 53 year old combat wounded veteran who is in a wheelchair.i first stumbled upon aquaponics while searching for a viable way to help feed my family and grow more towards self sustainability.i had previously grown some suspect crops hydroponically LOL and as such i do possess a rather large number of grow lights,pumps…


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