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March 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Fishes for Aquaponics in China

Since China is 70% of the global aquaculture production, the selection of fishes is simply amazing. Getting small quantity from them is however not easy. Most of the hatcheries ask for at least 5,000 fingerlings before they would even consider deliver. I had to visit one in person in Guangzhou to talk them into shipping me "small" quantity of fingering. I…


Added by David Li on March 30, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Arduino Email & Text Messaging

Used to send alerts when aquaponic system parameters or electronics move outside their ranges or fail.

Added by Iowa Aquaponics on March 27, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Warning, About Gravel Weight

I went back to Lowes in a pick-up to buy the second load of gravel, “a thousand pounds”, but this time I would need to unload it by myself.  I had the bright idea to unload it by the bucketful into a rolling trash can.  You know the heaver duty kind that the city services use.  The trash can held most of the gravel and I was able to pull the bag and pallet off the truck with a little help.   After that I had trouble…

The trash can full of gravel was sitting just a little lopsided,…


Added by Becky Coburn on March 25, 2013 at 9:59pm — 5 Comments

This might start out like the reading of a hot dirty novel but hear me out:  Aquaponices How My Garden Grows:    It’s addictive and all consuming! The sweet smell of blossoms with all their color, gr…

This might start out like the reading of a hot dirty novel but hear me out:  Aquaponices How My Garden Grows: 


It’s addictive and all consuming! The sweet smell of blossoms with all their color, green fruit, boldly firm, promises of juicy sweetness and then even splashing water! 


It was and is overwhelming to say the least.  I am hooked!


Now, I had to sell the idea to my other half.  I was so excited; I wouldn’t hide my enthusiasm or wait any…


Added by Becky Coburn on March 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cold Weather, Aquaponics and Manatees

Just a couple weeks ago we experienced a somewhat harsh freeze. I know that most people’s reaction to that is ” a freeze, but aren’t you in Florida?!”  We are, however our north central location often sees the thermometer dipping into freezing temps overnight and as I often like to joke, we are nestled in the mountains of Florida after all, or as close as it gets at 220ft above sea level.  I seriously doubt that it really contributes to our colder temps when in all likelihood our little…


Added by Gina Cavaliero on March 22, 2013 at 5:34am — 1 Comment

Living Water Organics Aquaponic Journal

March 16 visit 10 am

Wenhang Lin came over to see myself and my aquaponic system. He is a photographer wanting to capture the people behind growing their own food. Him and his wife are into permaculture. He wants to write an ebook and eventually get his pics published.


Added by David Schwinghamer on March 16, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Outdoor aquaponic garden shade structure completion

March 15th was the completion of my new outdoor aquaponic garden consisting of a 10' long dual metal rain gutter system that flows into an existing filter box then onto a nft tube then back into the fish tank. I covered it with 40% shade cloth I got at Amazon for a steal.…


Added by David Schwinghamer on March 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Learning about ph... concreat tanks... and RH

I am just now starting to dive into the aquaponic design and operation of my system, finding out about ph and concrete tanks. Here is an interesting site that enplanes  RH and PH in rain water  here in the USA. 

I am starting to understand that i need to line my tanks with a liner, check ph in water supply(well water) and check ph in fish tanks. Rain…


Added by gary harding on March 11, 2013 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

doing great, we live in west tx desert, this is a gray water system

the tanks in the center i saved for aquaponics , Good Lord willing we will start the aquaponic system up this year. the shade you see here was taken down last year because of high winds, so I built a new and improved one and my thinking since we have to shade our system anyway i could install the aquaponic above the garywater system. I am sure I will have to add shade cloth over the entire system. . Our web sight is…


Added by gary harding on March 9, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

In the beginning

This all started about 9 months ago. After using over $1,000 in water for a small rooftop dirt garden in SW Colorado one summer we needed a way to grow a productive garden with limited water.

Still unsure just how the Aquaponics idea emerged but I'm sure it was due in part to the Internet and ideas from a few marijuana growers we know who use hydroponics.

We started with John hand digging a 8x8 hole off the back deck for a "fish room". He labored weekend after weekend with shovel and… Continue

Added by Verna Gross on March 2, 2013 at 3:11pm — 5 Comments

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