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What is that smell?

After almost 3 months of awesome aquaponic success, no dead fish, great plant growth etc it all hit at once, almost overnight! One morning I had a pool of water in growbed #4 at the water inlet. I decided to "stir it up". I was rewarded with a disgustingly foul odor similar to old gym socks. I began pulling out old black roots and slime. Water chemicals maintained in the acceptable range and everything continued to grow. Having thought I had resolved the issue I flooded the bed with fresh… Continue

Added by Verna Gross on April 26, 2013 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

In the beginning

This all started about 9 months ago. After using over $1,000 in water for a small rooftop dirt garden in SW Colorado one summer we needed a way to grow a productive garden with limited water.

Still unsure just how the Aquaponics idea emerged but I'm sure it was due in part to the Internet and ideas from a few marijuana growers we know who use hydroponics.

We started with John hand digging a 8x8 hole off the back deck for a "fish room". He labored weekend after weekend with shovel and… Continue

Added by Verna Gross on March 2, 2013 at 3:11pm — 5 Comments

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