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john thompson commented on Sylvia Bernstein's page Buy / Sell Marketplace
"I have about six healthy, large, wildly breeding tilapia for pick up (free to good home) in the Denver/Boulder area.  I've decided to raise the babies this year instead of the big guys.  email me at j o h n @ a e r o g r o w dot com…"
Sep 2, 2012
L F left a comment for john thompson
" By the way I was told 20# of minnows would produce to 400# in about 18 months. Now if I can just learn more about growing them.     Thanks again."
Oct 31, 2011
L F left a comment for john thompson
"John     Thanks for the reply. I'm able to buy minnows [fatheads] from the local fish suppliers who come to town once a month in the winter for local pond stocking. We buy several hundred to stock our own private fishing…"
Oct 31, 2011
L F left a comment for john thompson
"John      Sylvia mentioned you may have grown minnows at one time and I was trying to get more information on food , tempture,ect. I think minnows may be the way for me as that will be the easiest one to market locally [bait…"
Oct 29, 2011
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"looks good. what do you use for grow beds?"
Feb 16, 2011
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Feb 16, 2011
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"I did three things that I think helped alleviate problems. 1) pond heater. This kept ice off the surface even through our deepest chills (and allowed for gas exchange). It was cheap and kept temps around 40 degrees on top. 2) sunk the whole stock…"
Apr 21, 2010
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"Count me in on the catfish, I"m ready for tilapia when the water warms too, maybe late May? My trout mostly made it through the winter. I had a monstrous pH spike when the weather warmed (and of course was travelling that week so didn't…"
Apr 20, 2010
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"I have tried them, that's where I got my trout, which have been healthy and tasty. They have a great selection of trout from rainbows to goldens and cut throat, but they tend to stock larger catfish (they get them in the spring) and I'd…"
Mar 12, 2010
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"Thanks for the link. I will try them. I'm pretty sure trout wouldn't make an overnight ship (some don't even make the drive home) but catfish should be a lot less oxygen sensitive. Have you had good survival rates on catfish shipping?"
Mar 12, 2010
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"I've not grown catfish yet, but plan to start some this summer. You have to love a fish that can go full season. My local hatchery only supplies big ones at a foot or more. Anyone know a source for fingerlings in Colorado? I grew up in the…"
Mar 12, 2010
john thompson replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Fish types
"Trout! and guppies. And koi. I just had my first trout for dinner last weekend. Pan fried in corn meal. Yu-uh-uh-mmy. I have had great luck with the trout, which have lived in a 300 gallon stock tank in my backyard since September. I got them from…"
Mar 10, 2010
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"Hi JT! Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a great place to meet fellow aquapons, share videos and photos, chat, and learn. I’ve started the ball rolling with a few general forum topics, and will try to add…"
Jan 21, 2010
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"Twin 100 gallon stock tanks under a 1000 watt metal halide. Fish are tilapia, koi and crawdads. Lots of veggies, including edible pond scum (duck weed) grown lots of ways."
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300 gallon buried tank in backyard growing trout through the winter (no plants in winter) converting to tilapia and garden in summer.
100 gallon tank in basement under 150 watts of flourescents breeding guppies and growing cilantro, beans, basil and more.
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Helped found AeroGrow, makers of the AeroGarden indoor hydroponic gardens.

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At 6:16pm on October 31, 2011, L F said…
 By the way I was told 20# of minnows would produce to 400# in about 18 months. Now if I can just learn more about growing them.     Thanks again.
At 6:12pm on October 31, 2011, L F said…
John     Thanks for the reply. I'm able to buy minnows [fatheads] from the local fish suppliers who come to town once a month in the winter for local pond stocking. We buy several hundred to stock our own private fishing holes along with catfish and bream. I just think minnows may be my answer to aquaponics as we catch all the other fish we need while baby sitting. Kids fishing poles beer make good stories.
At 2:05pm on October 29, 2011, L F said…
John      Sylvia mentioned you may have grown minnows at one time and I was trying to get more information on food , tempture,ect. I think minnows may be the way for me as that will be the easiest one to market locally [bait house 1 mile away]. Thanks for any information you can point me to.     L F
At 4:09pm on January 21, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi JT!
Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a great place to meet fellow aquapons, share videos and photos, chat, and learn. I’ve started the ball rolling with a few general forum topics, and will try to add more on a regular basis, but I’m hoping that you and others will add your own topics as they occur to you. I’ve also added some of my favorite videos and a few random photos…again, please share your favorites with us (I love the one of your basement setup!)!

We have just a few simple rules: stay on the subject of aquaponics, keep it cordial (no flaming!), and conduct no business or advertising, except making announcements about events and classes that are relevant to the community. If someone decides to break these rules they will get a warning, and then be banned from the community after that. But I’m hoping that never happens!

I’m new to forum management and this is a new forum, so any and all suggestions are welcome.

Thanks again for joining us, buddy.

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