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Jake Schneider
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Rubberizeit! Has anyone tried this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DaveG May 11, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi Aquanuts,  I recently purchased a liquid rubber product called Rubberizeit!  (  Its been used to make plywood fish tanks and is…Continue

Need advice: Where did my nitrates go?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Jul 8, 2012. 11 Replies

Hi Aquanuts!  I have a water issue.  I've been cycling my system for about a month now.  I've had nitrites  at 5ppm and nitrates at 5ppm for the last 2 weeks.  My ph has been hi at 8, I've gotten it…Continue

Media volume displacement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Schneider Apr 24, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi Aquanuts!  Does anyone know how much volume displacement grow media causes in a grow bed?  Specifically, lava rock?  I'm trying to calculate how much water my grow bed will actually hold when…Continue


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Spring Time!

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 2:09am 6 Comments

     Ok, so its spring time and I've started building my system!  I've been building this thing for a month now, and it's still not ready.  What the hell was I thinking!!! Back breaking labor and $1k in parts and supplies!  This must be an addiction.  I'm just glad my wife doesn't realize how much I've spent on this little project.  If she ever figures it out, I'll be sleeping in my grow bed!

     Ok, ok.  Enough whining.  So here's the update,  I've laid the gravel bed where I'll set…


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At 10:48pm on October 21, 2011, Todd Sowell said…


I have them made for me. We have a master mold and as I sell systems I can order more. My company is Pacific Aquaponics.

I know that some people make them out of wood and then lay up the fiberglass. It's heavier than a fiberglass only tank but they are very strong. Two good books are Composite Materials by John Wanberg and his follow up book Composite Materials #2

Probably the two best books out there. Hope that helps. Feel free to contact me anytime. Maybe our system will work for you.


At 8:16am on September 1, 2011, Romana said…

Thanks Jake! Have a blissful day ahead! 


At 5:16pm on August 28, 2011, Steve Kaufman said…
Jake, the smaller glass tanks are 30 gal drilled commercial units that I bought used from a breeder that went out of business for 15 bucks apiece. The larger tanks are a 150 gal, 2 - 55 gal, and a 90 gal, all donated by friends and family. I then bought a diamond drill from eBay and drilled them all for 1 1/2" overflows. Steve.
At 8:39pm on August 26, 2011, Adam Blanton said…
I used cedar fence pickets to cover my media bed, thanks!
At 6:05am on August 17, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Thanks for that, Jake!  Great to know that we are bringing more people into AP!
At 9:08am on August 16, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
oops...should have called you Jake! 
At 9:08am on August 16, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Jacob,

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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