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claude saunders
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pH meter in water with salt added

Started this discussion. Last reply by David R. Russell Mar 10, 2012. 8 Replies

I have a system that I had added a small amount of salt to a while back in order to help with potential nitrite poisoning of my fish. I don't recall the exact amount, but it was less than the…Continue

backup your pumps!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth J Roche' Feb 19, 2012. 1 Reply

So, last week I finally got around to ordering a backup pump. And wouldn't you know it, I woke up this morning to a failed pump in my system. Good thing I have a backup!Continue

nitrite tolerance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by claude saunders Feb 2, 2012. 28 Replies

I've been reading up on nitrite tolerance of fish. As with many things, the answers are complex and dependent on many things. Here's my situation:Added 12 healthy 4-6inch Bluegill to my fully…Continue

aquamax size and type - confused

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Jan 24, 2012. 13 Replies

I now have a dozen bluegill in my 60 gallon system (about 4-8 inches in size), and am scrambling after having bought some bad (very old, dried out) aquamax that they won't touch.I'm confused by the…Continue


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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?
aquaponics starting seedlings
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Other
How big is your fish tank?
200 gal
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
dorsal fin

My System

Built my first system indoors in Chicago with a 60 gal fish tank, and one grow bed. Videos of this system:

Moved to Portland a year ago, and finally have settled into a house. Now building a similar but bigger system in my basement. A 200 gallon fish tank, and two grow beds so far. Looking forward to the stability offered by more water volume...

Starting a new series of videos on this system:

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At 6:36pm on January 7, 2012, TCLynx said…


Very happy you got in touch with Philip Wolf then!

Glad to help make the aquaponic connections.

At 8:41pm on November 15, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Claude,

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 add a profile image, 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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