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Started this discussion. Last reply by Neal Westwood Jun 8, 2012. 20 Replies

Hey Aquaponic Community, I have a question regarding purging. I have a commercial aquaculture system (recirculating aquaculture system) and an aquaponic system for my family.Recently I have taken out…Continue

U Siphon

Started this discussion. Last reply by syazwan Mar 27, 2012. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I am currently building my second aquaponics system and I am planing to experiment with 'U' Siphon, have anyone tried this? Any hints? I am using Barrels for my grow bed actually.…Continue


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"I like this design. How did you hold the Styrofoam in place? "
Jul 15, 2013
syazwan replied to Tom Hickey's discussion Tilapia with eggs
"I agree with Chip. leave it to its natural process. I have unfortunate experience of making my own tumbler for the eggs for a couple of time, but ended up with unhatched eggs. But now, I let the mother do her job, and this time I have lots of fry. I…"
Jun 10, 2013
Neal Westwood replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"At one point I had 300 fish in a 300 gallon tank, with 2 4x4 growbeds and a 4x8 floating raft.  Rule #1, don't overstock a system - everything is on the edge and they had the algae flavor,  Once the density got back down below 100…"
Jun 8, 2012
Stephanie Grim replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"I was told that fish taste like the water they come from.  I purge when it is convenient, but not all the time.  I don't notice a lot of difference with purged fish or non-purged ones."
Jun 8, 2012
RupertofOZ replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"Certainly can occur in RAS Syazwan.... often related to feed.... and certainly anyone selling fish commercially should probably purge before sale.. indeed it's often mandated...   But you shouldn't have any degree of algael growth in…"
Jun 8, 2012
syazwan replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"I have a RAS aquaculture, with 6 tanks. The off-flavours does occur in RAS. and we are not even using any chemicals or etc in the water. We have to purge this fish before selling them to the market. so in my opinion, where there are nutrients in the…"
Jun 8, 2012
RupertofOZ replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
""off flavours" commonly occur in pond based aquaculture... principally becuase it employs blue-green algael management... Or, in some countries some sort of "fertilisation"... Generally. neither "causes" are found in…"
Jun 8, 2012
syazwan replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"Interesting, I never experience this one before. How many grow beds do you have? Have you try increasing the number of grow bed when you overstock your aquaponics system? "
Jun 8, 2012
Neal Westwood replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"I've found that if I overstock my aquaponic system, then I have to purge.  But if I keep lower /proper densities of fish then I don't."
Jun 7, 2012
Pices replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"@TC - What method do you use to kill them quickly?"
Jun 7, 2012
syazwan replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"Yes, there is no 'off' flavors for me as well, these 'off' flavors are mostly present in my aquaculture system hence I have to purge them for a week in salt water. Just wondering why the 'off' flavors occur for…"
Jun 7, 2012
TCLynx replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"I never noticed any "off" flavors in any of the fish we grew in aquaponics including, tilapia, channel catfish or bluegill.  I think it is either just because of clean water or the fact that we net, kill, and clean the fish very…"
Jun 7, 2012
syazwan replied to syazwan's discussion Purging
"Its going to be tough for me to only sell fillets here in Brunei, We Asian also like fish with bones also, I am not sure why, but mostly we buy our fish complete. haha. Might just purge the Tilapia in salt water for a week. "
Jun 6, 2012

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At 2:31pm on March 19, 2012, Dave & Yvonne Story said…

I have been doing aquaponic since May 2011, but it has been a full-time job for me.

I am preparing to retire when I want to be totally self sufficient. This is interesting and rewarding.


At 9:32pm on March 18, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome syazwan,

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 join in.  Always thrilled to have experienced growers join us – please post some photos of your system!

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.

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.


At 9:19pm on March 18, 2012, Dave & Yvonne Story said…


you will find a lot of friendly people on this website.

Here you can learn, tech, and have fun.



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