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May 2014 Blog Posts (10)

System update

This year promises to be a great year for my system.  My system has been up and running for 11 months now.  I am not checking my system like I have in the past.  Last week my system had trace amounts of ammonia and Nitrites.  My Nitrates were sitting between 20-40.  PH was good.  I recently added another outlet to my fish tank.  The second outlet allows my to run a higher volume of water through the tank.  It was necessary because saw a fungus growing on some of my goldfish. 

Added by Alan Barnett on May 31, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Cool your Greenhouse with Enthalpy: Part 1

Well, I had a revelation this week.

On Sunday I got heat exhaustion from gardening all weekend.  Laid out in bed all day Monday, I realized something profound.

It's not cold out anymore!  

Flowers are in full bloom; spinach is bolting; my greenhouse hit 100 last week with the fan running; and the water in my aquaponics threatens to break…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on May 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

A debriefing of my time spent in Kenya

Hey guys! I am a Christian missionary and I recently got back from a month long missions trip that I took to Kenya Africa with a non profit I am a part of called YWAM (youth with a mission). I am the head of the farm here at our base in Los Angeles, and we build aquaponics systems to help end starvation and inspire hope and vision into the people of poverty stricken nations. Here is a blog post about the trip I just got back from. Please check it out.…

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Added by Noah Howard on May 22, 2014 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

4 System Types Compared

This post first appeared on coldweatheraquaponics.com

An old man I met once told me this story:

One day - for some reason - four blind women were feeling what the old man had told them was an elephant.…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on May 21, 2014 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Aquaponics in Kenya

Added by Noah Howard on May 19, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Tour de Tanks Event Madison, Wisconsin

This post first appeared on Cold Weather Aquapoincs

Girls of Cold Weather Aquaponics

We had a great time at the Tour de Tanks event at Maple Bottom (our little urban homestead) this weekend.  Beautiful weather and even more beautiful conversations!

Got…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on May 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

ACWA for June

Originally posted on Cold Weather Aquaponics.

This post introduces a new feature to the Cold Weather Aquaponics blog: the…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on May 14, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

I am also new, I am worry about raising fish

I live in a small caribbean island, and there are limitations on species that are not local , can i just focus in the vegetable production and not in the raise of fishes? In that escenario, does it really matter the type of fish, can I use just local fishes or do they need specific characteristics in order to get the benefits of aquaponics (less watter, less energy, higher growth rates)? Help me please!

Added by Maria Saleme on May 12, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

I am new, How should I begin

I want to start small, what should I do to begin?

Added by Linda Simonton on May 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Reader Question: Is Aquaponics Natural?

Originally posted at Cold Weather Aquaponics.

I thought I’d share with you a question I got from a reader last week that strikes me as something that a lot of people probably wonder about:

Here is the question I’ve always wondered/worried about with aquaponics: What about soil…

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Added by Jeremiah Robinson on May 2, 2014 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

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