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What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel May 5, 2014. 12 Replies

Lots of bugs where I live.  Eating my kale, lettuce, collard greens, etc.  I would like to plant something I don't have to spray and manage to keep the bugs off.  What are the best plants to try?Continue

Tilapia bloated stomachs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Wong Jun 3, 2013. 6 Replies

I've got an IBC system, about 200 FT, and 100 GB.  The Tilapia started to die about 4 mos into having the fish in there. I stopped feeding, but they would get a bloated stomach and then die 1-2 days…Continue

How many tilapia in this system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Wong May 10, 2013. 3 Replies

If you made this system out of an IBC, how many grown out tilapia will it support assuming constant flood grow bed?…Continue

How to turn over growbed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Apr 8, 2013. 12 Replies

I'm wondering how people harvest their growbed but maintain their biofilter.  I've got a new IBC AP system.  FT about 200 gallons, GB about 75 gallons. Standard build, cut off the top, flipped it…Continue

 

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Rob Nash replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"Organicide works good and is fish safe"
May 5, 2014
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"So if I use something like this according to the instructions it will be safe for the fish? http://www.amazon.com/Monterey-Spinosad-Organic-Garden-Insect/dp/B000BWY3OQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399275632&sr=8-2&keywords=Spinosad"
May 5, 2014
Rob Nash replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"like Scott said,, the neem tree would be about the only thing i can imagine not having bugs.. ive found its all about the sprays.. used at the right time.. stuff like Spinosad and Dippel do a great job,, but have to be use as a preventative…"
May 4, 2014
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"I can't be sure of all the types of bugs but there are definitely 2 types in the grow bed.  A green caterpillar  and small aphids on the underside of the leaves.  The green caterpillar is eating the leaves.  I got out and…"
May 4, 2014
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"Outdoors.  The IBC system grow bed is quite high, but I've bugs eating my kale and greens.  I'll check out the catnip Glenn, thanks."
May 3, 2014
Glenn replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"Hi, years ago while living on Oahu, I helped to tend a small garden on a military base so the results are based on my opinion and of others who tended the garden before and after me. Bugs there were quite a problem mostly in older…"
May 3, 2014
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"So if I wanted to plant something I can eat, would you plant the, for example, kale in the middle of the grow bed and marigolds on the perimeter?  Or just plants marigolds throughout the grow bed interspersed among the edible plants? Thanks…"
May 3, 2014
Scott Roberts replied to Gary Wong's discussion What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?
"I assume the neem tree must be fairly pest free....."
May 2, 2014
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What is the most big resistant plant for aquaponics?

Lots of bugs where I live.  Eating my kale, lettuce, collard greens, etc.  I would like to plant something I don't have to spray and manage to keep the bugs off.  What are the best plants to try?See More
May 2, 2014
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion Tilapia bloated stomachs
"Duckweed is grown at home for over a year.  I did a partial water change and put my UV filter in there (from my aquarium).  No fish death since then, although the guy in the photo I think is a gonner sooner or later.  Was overcast…"
Jun 3, 2013
Kent Evans replied to Gary Wong's discussion Tilapia bloated stomachs
"Gary, Where did you get the duck weed. Just a thought."
Jun 1, 2013
Gary Wong replied to Gary Wong's discussion Tilapia bloated stomachs
"Thanks Randall.  You mentioned over use of salt but Epson salt might help? I'm wondering if some perlite got into my fish tank and causing this problem.  At any rate, fish are dying and doesn't appear I can do much (tried partial…"
Jun 1, 2013
Keith Rowan replied to Gary Wong's discussion Tilapia bloated stomachs
"have you dissected any of them?"
Jun 1, 2013
Gary Wong posted a discussion

Tilapia bloated stomachs

I've got an IBC system, about 200 FT, and 100 GB.  The Tilapia started to die about 4 mos into having the fish in there. I stopped feeding, but they would get a bloated stomach and then die 1-2 days later.  This has been happening for 2 weeks now, no feeding and still get 1-2 fish with bloated stomachs that will probably be dead tomorrow.  Clearly I'm not overfeeding at this point, not sure why they have such extended stomachs and what the treatment is.See More
Jun 1, 2013
Gary Wong replied to Laurence reynolds's discussion Dead fish
"Goldfish are omnivouros, but I doubt they did that.  I'd guess other tilapia before guesing goldfish, if they were indeed eaten by other fish."
May 10, 2013
Gary Wong replied to Mike Bavas's discussion Introducing New Tilapia to an Existing System
"My understanding is that full grown tilapia won't attack fry, but juvenilles might.  150 gallons seems small for 30 tilapia, but I guess it depends on how much grow bed you have on there too.  I'd also feed them often.  Let…"
May 10, 2013

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At 2:39pm on January 15, 2012, Raychel A Watkins said…

Aloha Gary

You are not alone in this.  There is a lot of us out here even in Hawaii.  I am out in Waianae.  I know to some in Honolulu that seems like it might as well be on the mainland.  We have more than one person into aquaponics out here in Waianae. 

Welcome you will love the site.  I have been here almost 2 years and I am addicted to aquaponics but also to this site.

Raychel from Happyponics

At 2:43pm on January 14, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Gary,

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.

Sylvia

 
 
 

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