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maui vacationer wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by francis spalluto Jul 12, 2011. 2 Replies

aloha friends,sunnyside gardens is looking for a short term renter while we take a road trip. we would love to share our wonderful little hideaway with an aquaponics friend....we have chickens,…Continue

system maturity

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx May 6, 2011. 6 Replies

aloha folks, writing from a very rainy maui....my sytem started up on 2/15 and i added fish on 2/24. so i am about 70 days old so far with fish...i have abut 25 punds of tilapia in 600 gal. ft with a…Continue

 

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Erinn Zavaglia commented on francis spalluto's photo
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"That looks beautiful!"
Nov 21, 2011
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Oct 11, 2011
Adam Blanton commented on francis spalluto's photo
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"Do you have any photos or build plans of the tables/grow beds? I'm currently working on a table design and I wanted to build something similar to what you've got going on a smaller scale."
Jul 21, 2011
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Jul 13, 2011
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"Now this is Awesome! Very Nice - Looks very tranquil and serene!"
Jul 12, 2011
francis spalluto replied to francis spalluto's discussion maui vacationer wanted
"still looking for a vacationer august 23 to september 13....want to come to maui........??/?"
Jul 12, 2011
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Jun 22, 2011
Aaron replied to francis spalluto's discussion maui vacationer wanted
"Wow what an offer! Its a shame I have to be back at school September 1st. My wife and I would be all over that one. Safe travels fellow aquapioneer ;)"
Jun 22, 2011
TCLynx commented on francis spalluto's photo
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"I expect the diffused light will be fine, especially if it is a hot sub-tropical situation. Very nice woodworking, looks beautiful. I expect the red cinder will be fine.  Many people use red lava rock or our friends in OZ call it scoria and…"
Jun 2, 2011
David Waite commented on francis spalluto's photo
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"Francis sometimes diffused light is better. Especially if your in the tropics. Looks like you are south of the equator by the vegetation or in florida. Lots of aquapons are using red lava with great results. Not sure how root crops will handle it. I…"
Jun 2, 2011
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"thanks. i am about 100 days into it. i'll take some new photos to shoe the grow beds...it is doing pretty well. what is your opinion of red cinder for gb medium. it seems the only real choice when i realized i needed 4 cubic yards. it seems the…"
Jun 2, 2011
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"Great system. Nice work. Love the pergola timber framing. Wish I had the time I would love to baby sit it and hang out in Maui."
Jun 1, 2011
francis spalluto posted a discussion

maui vacationer wanted

aloha friends,sunnyside gardens is looking for a short term renter while we take a road trip. we would love to share our wonderful little hideaway with an aquaponics friend....we have chickens, fruit, veggies, tilapia, worms and a cat that all need a bit of attention and we are only 3.5 miles from a glorious beach...there could even be a car in the deal to get you there.our dates of travel are august 24 thru september 13. is there any one out there thinking of maui for the…See More
Jun 1, 2011
francis spalluto replied to Chris Leon's discussion Sunlight
"do you think white fiberglass panels let the full spectrum of light through?"
May 19, 2011
francis spalluto replied to Chris Leon's discussion Sunlight
"i do not argue with my plants.   perhaps they are the only ones who get this sort of treatment...."
May 19, 2011
francis spalluto replied to Chris Leon's discussion Sunlight
"thanks tclynx,   i live on maui. it is spring/summerr/ very direct sun (22 deg. lat) and system is south facing. LOTS of available sun. i put a milky white fiberglass roof panel over the growbeds. i could never find the actual percent of…"
May 18, 2011

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santa barbara aquaponics
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
600 gallons plus 300 galon sump

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At 9:48am on March 22, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Francis,


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.  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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