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Green Acres Organics Farm Tour Rocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes Apr 18, 2012. 5 Replies

Just wanted to let all of you know I and some of my friends went to Gina's Green Acres Organics Farm tour on the 7th of April this month and it was great!!!! Good info and wonderful overview of…Continue

New system design that I want to try out

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes Dec 14, 2011. 36 Replies

Hello all I am in the processing stage of taking my system to a different level and need to know if it has anything that will make it not work correctly or be a major pain to keep up. I have made a…Continue

expanded shale

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Nov 13, 2011. 9 Replies

Anyone know where to purchase expanded shale in fla at a low cost?? or anywhere else for that matter any and all info is welcome.Continue

Goverment Peoples Garden Funding Program??????

Started Sep 22, 2011 0 Replies

I stumbled across this looking for funding for a aquaponics system start up, might be useful for some of us or not just wanted to share the info. First link takes you to the site the second link…Continue


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wes replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Swirl vs. Plate filter
"Just wondering could we say it is like running 65 watt light bulb all day and night??? As to what it would cost to run??"
Jun 6, 2014
wes replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Swirl vs. Plate filter
"If you are going to take the time an do a filter in my opinion and other the radial filter is more efficient and much much easier to build for your system than a swirl filter. Check out this video and you will see what I mean. Then Google it and you…"
May 30, 2014
wes replied to Bianca LoBue's discussion Rooting Hormone
"There are so many natural ways to start a plant from a cutting and get them to root. One trick is just dip the cut stem in honey and then plant it in the growing media and wam you have a new rooted plant. Just Google natural ways to root tone a…"
May 30, 2014
wes replied to Nate's discussion Tilapia dying in my tank!! in the group Tilapia Growers
"As you have learned always check the basic's first, the water quality. This was said in the above post.what's the ph, nitrate and nitrite levels. Okay how many fish a 30 gal tank is quite small? Do you have any air stones in the tank?? You…"
May 30, 2014
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Dec 25, 2013
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Ginger and Aquaponics Rocks!!!!

"Sweet! What type of system or media?"
Dec 25, 2013
Omari Jaffe commented on wes's photo
Dec 24, 2013
wes replied to Sunny Oettel's discussion Humanely Kill Tilapia for table
"Humm this is what I found out about the AQUI-S Eugenol oil overdose Email this page to a friend Eugenol oil (clove oil) overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally swallows a large amount of a product containing this…"
Sep 27, 2013
wes commented on wes's photo

Aquaponic Luffa Rocks, Processed and ready for Market

"Yes indeed that could be on the list for Santa this year for sure!!!!"
Sep 25, 2013
wes commented on Sylvia Bernstein's group Tilapia Growers
"That may be true about the salt but just a programming note, your plants dont like allot of salt. Salt will also build up over time in the system and be hard to get rid of.  "
Sep 25, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013
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Ginger and Aquaponics Rocks!!!!

I Started this from just one small sprig of ginger and 4 months later I get this much back in return. So I took one store bought piece of ginger and turned it into over a dozen startups like this one. Now after I pulled this one out I took the same…
Sep 24, 2013
wes replied to Steven Tracy's discussion Where to buy large fish tanks?
"Hey Cecil could you give a llittle more info about how you found this source?? Also what would a fellow look for in another city to hook up with this same type of offer???"
Sep 17, 2013
wes replied to Dagmarvelous's discussion pH continually dropping to 5... What the heck is it??
"Yes it has been my experience that added calcium in the powdered form does change the ph quicker and it also doesn’t last as long. That is the beauty of the crushed coral or bed rock that Rob Nash was talking about. After you find out the…"
Aug 15, 2013
wes replied to Dagmarvelous's discussion pH continually dropping to 5... What the heck is it??
"Hey that was way too quick with the adjustment but glad to hear. Just keep checking on the ph for at least a month or so to make sure things are going the way you want. I have to say I love the fact my system stays at 6.8 tp 7.0 and I…"
Aug 14, 2013
wes replied to Dagmarvelous's discussion pH continually dropping to 5... What the heck is it??
"Just know that your system will only use the calicum at the rate it needs and thus your ph will level out. If you take the coral out the system it will naturally start to go acid again and the ph will start to drop. "
Aug 14, 2013

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At 11:24am on November 11, 2011, Gina Cavaliero said…

Hi Wes, thanks for the friend request!   

At 9:00pm on April 10, 2011, Steve Chin-Yee said…

Thanks for the greenhouse info, I will try the 85% cloth instead of the 90%.  It look like you are well versed in all type of system!  You will have to let me know how the raft system compares to you existing systems,  I may have to try another type once mine is seasoned.


At 12:41pm on March 26, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Wes :-)


I am sure that you agree that Aquaponics is the only viable approach to grow both fish and vegetables naturally. Love to see some pictures of your system.


God bless :-)

At 8:03am on March 17, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Wes,

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 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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