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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…

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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.…

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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…

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

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