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An attempt at Aquaponics in a lake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Smith Jan 28, 2015. 9 Replies

Hello, glad I finally found this sight, I am a new member and, boy do I have a lot of questions. I have been reading about aquaponics for some time, and decided I was going to try it in my lake. My…Continue

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I am trying an experiment using my 6 acre lake. I started my plants in seed beds and then moved them to floating polystyrene. I thought the only problem I might have would be the fish eating the roots, so I have put chicken netting all around the individual beds. The plants looked like they were going to do well, roots grew great, but plants not growing. Plants started looking anemic, so I have started spraying with miracle grow. The lake is filled with all kinds of fish and wildlife, but for some reason not getting the nourishment they need??? I thought if this worked, I would invite any one that for one reason or another could not have a garden could be a part of the project and share in the results. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Ben

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At 3:41pm on June 7, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Ben,

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 add a profile image, 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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