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Brian Thiesing
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potting plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by halemart Jun 27, 2011. 4 Replies

Can someone tell me the best medium to use if I decide to take one of my plants out of the aquaponic system and make it a houseplant?


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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
Friendly-style raft
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Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
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300 gallon
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Into raw foods and on the path to a more organic self sufficient lifestyle.

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Abundantly green

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 9:23am 4 Comments

Oh my, the lettuce is already starting to bolt in less than a month. Eating as fast as we can.  The fish are happy and growing.  Looking for varieties of veggies and fruit that grow well in the raft system here in west central Florida.  Having to dispose of some of the squash, melons and cucumber plants since they aren't doing well and attracting white fly.  The really good thing is that this is definitely easier than when we attempted gardening in the traditional way.  Another bonus is the…


Up and running

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

The fish are in, the plants are in and all is well.  Very soon we will be harvesting lettuce and enjoying the fruits of our labor.  We've managed to outsmart the lizards that were eating the tender seedlings by putting them in the troughs once their roots were sticking out of the net pots.  The shade cloth (60%) is working great.  We put in half the fish 2 weeks ago and the other half a week ago and have only lost one from the move.  These were full size Tilapia so we are grateful that they are… Continue

The Learning Curve

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

Just five short weeks ago we heard about aquaponics from the simple purchase of lettuce from our health food store.  We decided to check out growing our own produce and jumped in head first.........The rest is history.

Our system is now ready for fish and plants. We are learning new things every day.  We started seeds outside in a make shift "cold frame" only to have left them in too long and they got leggy reaching for the sun.  Then we placed them in the yard only to discover the…


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At 1:09pm on July 31, 2011, TCLynx said…
This is a long enough answer  move it into a message.
At 8:20pm on May 18, 2011, TCLynx said…
Sure thing.  Get in touch if you are up for a day trip.  I'm located near Mount Dora
At 7:58pm on May 16, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Brian,

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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