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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
several large tanks
Please tell us something else about yourself.
have been breeding and raising tilapia since 2001
raising fish and plants since the early 60's
Voting member Canadian General Standards Board Organic Aquaculture Working Group ,Representing Atlantic Canada's Organic Reginal Network .Agriculture

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At 7:01am on May 31, 2012, Vlad Jovanovic said…

Hey tilly,

Yep, many people (especially long time aquapons) run their systems at a lower pH than what this site, Sylvia's book, Murray Hallam, recommend. And they do just fine at pH levels in the mid-upper5's to lower 6's...once they've finished cycling of coarse.

I'm not sure what your "low" or in the case of the greenhouse you mentioned, "very low" mean exactly, nor what your comment is in reference to..? If it's in reference to Allysins situation(?) her biggest problem there is that she has a pH test kit that only reads to 6. That is to say that it shows the same color whether her pH is 6.0 or whether it's 4.0 (or anything below 6.0) and that's bad. Not having any way to know where you're pH is really at (once it's at or below 6.0), and at the same time, not being aware that people have to buffer there system water up...ever, isn't good.

At any rate IMO you are on to something good... running at a 'low' pH especially if the plants are you're 'main concern'.

At 12:05pm on January 5, 2011, Will Sch said…
My tilapia's name is Tilly.
At 5:28am on January 2, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Tilly,


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 Main page.


Please add a photo of yourself and participate!


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.




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