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TCLynx's Blog – May 2010 Archive (5)

It Was This Big!!!

Well Here is the blog post I promised about the BIG catfish. We had this girl for a little over two years and she was definitely an advanced fingerling when we got her. This one was from our very first batch of fish that we put in the system in March 2008. We harvested this fish March 31 2010.



This one was two feet long.



And she was so heavy that the kitchen scale couldn't hold her so we had to get creative and use the luggage scale… Continue

Added by TCLynx on May 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Testing out Nate's Towers

I don't really have a "system thread" here but I wanted to share my excitement about testing out some of Nate's vertical system components.



I've been trying to work out some good method of going vertical on my front porch and Nate finally provided a solution.

Here are some pictures of the start of my test. Currently this is hooked into my "big system" but once I give the towers time to get some bio-filtration established in them, I'll cut the 100 gallon fingerling tank and the 4… Continue

Added by TCLynx on May 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Basic Aquaponics System Design- The Things I so often repeat

Now we are probably getting into some of the stuff Sylvia really wanted me to write about. In some places I'm known for my patience in re-explaining many of the basic info needed for stable home aquaponics system design.



Things like the three major functions of media filled flood and drain grow beds (actually there are more than three functions.)

1-Media filled flood and drain grow beds provide Bio-filtration

2-Media filled flood and drain grow beds provide solids… Continue

Added by TCLynx on May 27, 2010 at 8:00pm — 16 Comments

Comming back around to the Earth

We are all different and yet, many of us find our ways back around to very similar points in our lives.



I am definitely not what many people would think of as "normal" at least once they know anything about me. My "Profession" is definitely not "normal." I've been a stagehand, techie, roadie, or the like for many years. I might call myself an audio engineer, lighting technician, AV technician and I've worked a wide variety of jobs. Most of them are nothing that the general public… Continue

Added by TCLynx on May 12, 2010 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

I'd resisted blogging so far

Well, unless you count my forum thread over on BYAP but I never really thought of that as BLOGGING.

If you wish to read through archives of my threads, I have them on my web site at least half way down the page

http://www.aquaponics.tclynx.com/



I discovered Aquaponics in December of 2007. I had actually heard of it before but never really stumbled across anything that made me interested enough to research further. Now I don't… Continue

Added by TCLynx on May 8, 2010 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

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