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John Jay
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Red claw crayfish

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jay May 22, 2012. 2 Replies

I am looking for some crawfish , size not critical  want to breed them to eat.  I know I need a permit  but  n lthat cash  to the state so I can stay off food stamps LOLContinue

what to do with Basil?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Wimbish May 27, 2012. 10 Replies

I need sujestions for recipies and uses for the Basil that my system is pouring out  amazing how green and fragrant this food is from the aquaponics systems  amazed at the production rates  Publix…Continue

wholesale pond liners

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Nov 25, 2011. 1 Reply

I am planning on setting up my large koi pond to fertilize some marginal plants which i plan to grow commercially.  Need good pond liners ( sandy soil)  and a line on some large round vats.  Any one…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Rik Kretzinger Nov 8, 2011. 7 Replies

The pacu are growing at a freakish rate.  Has any one ever eaten one?    they look tasty


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Looking for critters and seeds

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 10:41am 0 Comments

Hello  I am new to this but, have a very "blue" thumb"   If you have fish issues  feel very welcome to pm or email me questions I do not mind.  I was curator of aquatics at a major aquarium,, and run a pond and aquarium service here, in Jacksonville fl.  Today I will set my 410 gallon tank and in 2 weeks will put in 2  8X4 rafts untill I can increase the fish size.  inittially I will have tilapia and irridesant sharks ( I can sell the irredessant shark/catfish, if any one would like…


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At 11:09am on August 17, 2011, SW said…
Welcome John!  I'm just down the road in Daytona Beach
At 5:17am on August 17, 2011, David Hart said…

John...I'm waiting on my coffeee to brew....Lol, I just saw this...I already accepted your friends invite.

Sorry, I already sold the 150 tank to Sahib Punjabi.

I do have a 100 gal one. But it has a crack near the drain and there are 2 holes drilled near the top....I think the holes are around 1 1/2 inch, maybe 2 inch. I goit it that way...a guy was using it in aquaponics

I've been 'meaning to' re-repair the crack with some 2 part plumbers epoxy. The guy had tried to use car bondo. I think he said it leaked slow. I know it held rain water for awhile, till I turned it over. t's just been sitting...I've never used it.


I also have a cattle feed trough that looks like this...

Mine is a differant brand, with a solid bottom. It had a 2 " hole near one end when I got it. Then I put another at the other end


At 12:46pm on August 14, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome John,


This really is a great hobby. You will enjoy it as well as get to eat food that has been grown naturally.


God bless,




At 10:40pm on August 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome John,

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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