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Ian Hawkins
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water analysis results - can someone help please?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Oliphant Nov 5, 2017. 15 Replies

i have mentioned this on an old topic but no one has answered yet so i thought id try posting here, i had a lot of trouble of fish dying and my kH getting too low, eventually i stabilized the system…Continue

problems with hydroton?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Nov 20, 2015. 27 Replies

has anyone had any problems using hydroton pebbles recently?the reason i am asking is because they have been recalled here (uk) due to the pebbles leaching out some nasties and increasing EC levels,…Continue

fish dying and water problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Hawkins May 26, 2012. 22 Replies

i have a small aquaponics system running in our test hydroponic greenhouse, the tank is only 300 litres with a flood n drain grow bed above about half the size with a bell siphon installed on a…Continue

tank size for trout?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aquamaple Apr 14, 2012. 5 Replies

i am currently designing a larger sytem for use outside/partially covered in the uk using trout, we have loads of spare IBCs that i will be reusing for grow beds but would an IBC be large enough to…Continue


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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
300 litres
Please tell us something else about yourself.
i work for a major hydroponic retailler in the UK and i am looking at getting into aquaponics since we have the expertise for the plant side of things already.

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At 6:43am on July 24, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Ian :-) 

I am sure that you agree that Aquaponics is a fantastic way to grow both fish and vegetables naturally. Love to see some pictures of your system.


God bless :-)

At 6:05am on July 19, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Ian,

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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