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December 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Trout Project II

I have re-started my system with 16 8-10" trout in a 150 gallon stock tank and pea plants in two 50 gallon grow beds. Fish-less cycling in preparation for the trout was very quick compared to the new system startup last spring. I was concerned that the temperature differential between the outdoor pond at the hatchery (45 F) and the water in my basement tank (62 F) would be a problem, but all the fish seem to have survived it despite some initial sluggishness.

This time we also had a…


Added by Tom OBrien on December 25, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

setting up a grow site in the ground with no watering needed

i came across this youtube video that showed by burying all plant debris , brush, logs etc it created a under ground water holding place . i don't know how to link but copied the name/ title. i am using it on plants in the ground. worth watching

try to google    "hugelkultur - the ultimate raised garden beds"   on youtube. maybe someone can post the link for me.

Added by mary scholz on December 25, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Data during 55 gallon Fish tank cycling

Compilation of data during start up and ongoing.

System water volume running approximately 80 gallon / 300 liters.

Fishtank 55 gallon, three 10 gallon growbeds and one 40 gallon sump tank.

This data is from my small indoor system, looking to expand further in the spring.…


Added by Joe Fisher on December 21, 2012 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

TOFF has taken over lease.

Our Starting System will consist of
18 count 1400 gallon fish tanks.
2 count 700g sumps tanks
20000 gallons of grow beds
1000 gallon raft tank
400 sq-ft of Fodder growing.

We have both water rights to the well on sight and the pond. the pond is feed by a spring and run off. both water sores have been tested and are clean.

Added by Michael Silberstein on December 13, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Hawaii Library Patrons interested in Aquaponic Gardening

Picking up books at the library for my soon to be visiting grandkids. While there, I thought I would look up books on aquaponics. I discovered aquaponics didn't search well and came up with no listings. When I did find it after searching hydroponics, I found out it was Sylvia Bernstein's Aquaponic Gardening that was listed in 26 Hawaii libraries.

As of today 12-12-12, 18 were checked out or in transit to another library, 7 were in and 1 missing at a big isle library.

I was just…


Added by Jim Hall on December 12, 2012 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

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