Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners

Anthony Acchione
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Shrimp in aquaponics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Parker Aug 7, 2018. 9 Replies

I am planning on adding shrimp to my 5 gallon system for my next go around with fish. I am guessing that the stock density is the same with shrimp than it is with any other fish, but I have read that…Continue

T5 and T8 fluorescent bulbs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Jun 27, 2012. 21 Replies

I am looking to set up my system with a T5 or T8 fluorescent bulb for a 5 gal system. I was thinking of growing herbs like thyme and basil, as well as leafy greens like kale, spinach, and possibly…Continue

My First aquaponics system!

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Aug 31, 2011. 3 Replies

I recently started a desktop aquaponics system in my bedroom. It is a simple flood and drain system that uses a 15 qt plastic tote and a 10 gallon aquarium ( that I only use 5 gallons of water with).…Continue


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flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
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5.5 gal

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At 2:12pm on September 20, 2011, bleu and em (New Urban Farmers) said…
currently we have a Nelson and Pade raft system which is 4 small tanks - a total of 116 gallons - and then we run a 1200 gallon below ground sytem which supports 3 hanging media beds. We will soon be adding a third system which we will house  within our 36' bio dome..
At 6:11pm on September 19, 2011, bleu and em (New Urban Farmers) said…

Nice to see RI present! Barrington here!

At 10:38am on June 3, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Anthony,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.



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