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Scientific Research...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ria Follett Jun 15, 2014. 4 Replies

I'm into sustainable ecological aquaculture, and I can't seem to escape from academia. I am passionate about aquaponics and there is the potential that this year I will get the opportunity to start…Continue

pH up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Hull Jan 28, 2013. 15 Replies

To all the budding chemists out there, I have a question: I'm trying to raise my pH and I'm struggling with garbled information, and poorly labeled products.I get that the standard choice for…Continue

fruit fly infestation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Rowan Oct 11, 2012. 6 Replies

I have a mad infestation of fruit flies in my greenhouse. I should say "very small flies that look like they might be fruit flies" since I haven't busted out the microscope to correctly identify…Continue

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50 gal
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I have found two quotes that I think mostly sum up what I'm about:

I get up every morning determined to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult [E.B. White]

To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic. [A. Schweitzer]

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pH up

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:02am 2 Comments

I finally put the effort into finding sources for pH up that aren't from the hydroponics store, and it turns out I can get both, easily, in my small town.

calcium hydroxide is known in the masonry world as hydrated lime or masons lime. It's cheap (8$CDN for 25kg) and you can get it at any home building supply store. 

potassium hydroxide is sometimes also known as lye, however, take note that lye can also be sodium hydroxide so double…


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At 9:03pm on March 25, 2016, James D Eiselstein said…
Hi Courtney,
Are you doing anything with signal crayfish? I'm raising some and am having
different reactions. Thanks! jim
At 10:25am on February 12, 2014, Don Goddard said…

Hi Courtney,

You contacted me over a year ago, Jan 28, and I apologize for not getting back to you.  My mom passed away just a few days before you tried to reach me, and as you may guess, a lot of things fell to the wayside for quite some time. 

I live in/near Peachland BC, and I am interested in setting up a system, but we are on hold until our renovation is finished, which will take 6 months or so.  I would be delighted to visit and meet with you or others in the vicinity who have systems set up. We are on an acreage and will likely be setting up a 60 foot dome style greenhouse on the property, which will feed  at least 4 people and supply free food for many other friends and those in need locally. Call any time - Don 250-767-2989 

At 12:42pm on January 28, 2013, Deon Oddie said…
Nice pepper Courtney I've been at it for all most two years as well . Some things like green onions and strawberry do well in my system but not much luck with other plants
At 3:14pm on August 24, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Courtney,

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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