I live in Monmouth Or. I appreciate your hard work and advancement in the area of aquaponics. I am interested in what you guys are doing at st Johns I am going to try to come out and support you on the 2nd.
I am interested in your project as well but I do not feel like your video or project description gave much meat to how your going to accomplish this and what end product and cost will be.
My interest is two fold feeding my family and empowering people to be…Continue
Added by Jason Garvey on July 31, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments
We have taken such great care of our fish and plants so far however, I just realized today that to solve a snail and slug problem in our grow bed I used Corry's® Slug & Snail Pellets which I now realize is quite toxic and may kill my fish.
I thought it was an organic product and I should have read the label !
I have been using this product for years around the property to take care of slugs and snails without
so much as a second thought.…
Sounds like a strange name doesn't it? Actually it was a really big food thing combined with a sustainability event. We were given the honor of having a booth at this event. I t cost us $30.00 but that is because we were friends of the people who put it on. We took 4 of our small systems and a solar generator. We almost couldn't go because we had no source of electricity. God at the last minute reminded me that my friend had a solar generator with a battery. I knew she didn't like to…Continue
Added by Jason Garvey on July 23, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Organic certification. It is a hot topic in the aquaponics world. Sure being certified organic has its benefits, namely commanding a higher price and the ability to use that golden word. But really, how essential and valuable is it? Is charging a higher price really worth it? Or are we as farmers just playing the bureaucratic game and feeding the machine? I think as an industry we really need to assess the value of organic certification.
Those waving the organic flag and boasting the…Continue
As I've learned about aquaculture and aquaponics over the past 3 years-- I sometimes wished I could go back 40 years and re-design how I spent that time. Knowing what I know now--- I definitely would have chosen a different career. But.. we can never go back.. big sigh here.
Becoming an evangelist for aquaponics is not hard to do, but everyone needs to do…Continue
I finally got my barrel-ponics up and running. It's on the 3rd day of cycling. 10 gold fish, transplanted tomato plant, and seeds.
Added by Robby Jacobson on July 21, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments
Whew it's HOT here! After all it is Miami Florida.
The fish and plants are still growing like crazy! I have included a couple of pix in this posting for your review.
We are wondering when we might see our fish begin to breed. From what i have been reading and hearing from fellow aquapons, it should be starting any time now. We have been clued into what we should be looking for, by others in their behavior.
So far so good the water quality has remained stable and the…Continue
Added by Bob Vento on July 21, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
Bill Greenleaf of the Maui chapter of Hawaii Farmers Union United and owner of Greenleaf Farms, spoke with NPR National Public Radio this morning about changes in agro-tourism laws that could allow for more tourist to have farm stays in Maui.
I'm thinking Aquaponics operations that can supplement their…
Hi, I am a completely new to this site. I almost finished reading the book by Sylvia and can not wait to start to build up and start my own system. I really hope that I can get a chance to see the "real" system. I live in Fremont in Bay Area, hope that I can find another member nearby so that we can share the experience.
I am not a prepper. I just want to be clear that I do have some hope and faith in a All-Encompassing force that drives everything and will help us, especially in times of catastrophe. However, I have always felt that we each have to do our part, our effort, when we see obvious signs that preparation is necessary in case of various scenarios that can and do occur. An obvious example comes to mind. We recently had a "hurricane-like" storm with winds in excess to 80 mph clobber our neighborhood…Continue
As time goes on we have discovered which crops work for us and which ones to avoid in the future. For us it seems that our lava rock and stalite rock combo grow bed, in the future, will be primarily an herb garden.
I believe we will attempt a raft system for our next crops like lettuce, kale, spinach, etc.
Added by Bob Vento on July 7, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments
If anyone is interested we have put together some basic guides to help people who are looking at starting their own aquaponics systems. We are writing more of them every week, but the first few are now up and running.
A lot of this information is garnered from various sources from all over the web, and from various forums and blogs - including this one of course, but we hoped that drawing those sources together into single easy-to-read guides might be helpful.…Continue
Added by Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 on July 5, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments
Just plumbed in the 1 HP pool pump , and after diddling with it for a couple of days, things are back to semi normal. I'm way overpumped for the system I have right now, but will be adding at least one more node of 4" PVC tubes ( 3 , stacked and gravity dropping) set along the outside wall of the greenhouse. These will dump into a 10' long 1' wide gravel bed, then back into the fish tank on the west outside of the greenhouse.
Only lost a few plants that I can replace with rooted…Continue
Added by Steve Bradbury on July 5, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Our media beds have been cranking out peppers, Heirloom tomatoes, Watermelon Radishs, Cucumbers and striped, white and Ichiban eggplant are on the way. We love our media beds but the problem is that our delectable crops have lured in some unwelcome guests. Some little critter or critters have discovered that we had huge, beautiful colored Bell peppers there and each night decided to help themselves to some. To our dismay, the long awaited, over 1/2lb each yellow and red Bells were nothing…Continue
The fire is still burning but they have it partially contained and some folks are going to get to be home again.
I forgot in all the mess to put the mosquito dunk in... the water is just crawling with larvae. I hope to have gotten it in there in time to avoid mosquito hell.
I have a small water lilly in p2 now and a bag of barley straw. Tomorrow I have a busy day, but Wednesday I plan on making the first of the rafts.
I plan on using 1/2" gravel for the first pots…Continue
Added by Margaret on July 2, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments
The fish are growing like crazy.
The smallest fingerlings are now the size of the biggest ones we brought home.
Ever since removing the filter from our pump the plants have exploded and are growing nicely. We did however abandon the carrots, lettuce and some others slow performers and replaced them with seasonal stuff that has taken off.
We bough an automatic feeder to use for when we are away and I have been experimenting with it for a couple of weeks and it dispenses…Continue
Added by Bob Vento on July 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments