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My system overhaul

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Mar 17, 2012. 1 Reply

I will post pics soon ... I am turning the top tank into the fish tank for a while. And turning the 300+ gallon tank into  a spinach arugula and basil raft tank with shrimp under .....Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Nov 16, 2011. 2 Replies

has anyone tried to raise rainbow or steelhead trout in an aquaponic system?Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Dec 6, 2011. 4 Replies

what do you start your seedlings in that are going into a gravel or net pot ? Continue

growing power method

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Bernstein Oct 22, 2011. 8 Replies

has anyone else tried the growing power method of having tomatoes growing in pots of compost or compost / coconut coir mix . that are set down partway into a continuous flow in the aquaponic system .…Continue


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Katy Keim commented on Jane's photo

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"are these the "tanks" for sale?"
May 10, 2013
kl kingston replied to Jane's discussion floating Taiwan flower rafts
"Are these available for purchase in the United States ? "
Apr 28, 2013
Jane commented on Paul Trudeau's group Sacramento Aquaponics
"14 x 20 homemade greenhouse , 2 ) 108 gallon tanks , 1) 360 gallon tank , and a pump all for $500 if you come get it asap 916 370 3221"
Apr 16, 2013
Jane commented on Paul Trudeau's group Sacramento Aquaponics
" selling my system and greenhouse because I am moving .... anyone interested ?"
Apr 9, 2013
Jane commented on Jeff Veriha's photo


"Good to know , how long from seed to finished lettuce ? And if you don't mind telling me what variety lettuce? and what is the actual raft made of blue board or ?"
Aug 20, 2012
Jane commented on Jeff Veriha's photo


"what do you use for rafts looks great, how long has the finished lettuce been in the system"
Aug 17, 2012
Jane posted a status
"this is cool , useful ....."
Aug 13, 2012
Jane replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"I have been thinking the same thing about the "canary " theory ( since I started with a pink foamular raft and am now constructing a bamboo one).... not sure the canary theory  is always applicable , since plant…"
Aug 13, 2012
Jane commented on Kathy Barber-Ryan's photo

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"how big do you let the basil get before putting it in the system? do you start from seed in hydroton ?"
Aug 12, 2012
Jane replied to steven baxter's discussion Adding Iron to system?
"if the leaves are pale you need a little more nitrogen meaning a few more fish probably  or foilar feed leaves with fish emulsion without getting it in the system  , if they are yellow and green streaked it is iron…"
Aug 12, 2012
Jane replied to Paul Wolf's discussion All of my catfish died
"is it 3 ppt ? or 3 ppm ? if ti is ppt what does that stand for ? and  (I thought i would mention the salt needs to be sea salt or some other salt that is iodine free ) A dude at the fish store said 1 tbsp per 10 gallons of water helps the fish…"
Aug 12, 2012
Jane replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics is better than "certified organic"
"There are so many variables with different systems and the issues with using foam rafts (fire retardant ) what pest controls are applied, sealants  etc , that there will have to be some kind of certification that comes about because…"
Aug 11, 2012
Jane commented on Paul Trudeau's group Sacramento Aquaponics
"joe tell me about the solar heater you were refering to"
Jul 31, 2012
Jane commented on Nigel Clement's photo


"looking like a nice setup"
Jul 20, 2012
Jane replied to Paul Trudeau's discussion IBC System Trouble in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"there is a cool sequencing valve , I will try to find it, it will fix you up."
Jul 15, 2012
Jane replied to John E Windsor's discussion Pest or partner? in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"i asu,me she is putting it on the groumd not in her ap system"
Jun 16, 2012

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Starting my first Aquaponic project.... For many years I had tropical and saltwater tanks one 55 gallon and one 30 for awhile . I have also been very into growing organic heirloom tomatos and other vegtables. Looking forward to using aquaponics to grow all my favorites.Please checkout my website

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At 9:23am on January 29, 2012, Jon Parr said…
Sure Jane. It may take me a bit. I live in the sticks, so my only net access is my iPhone, and this forum isn't set up to load mobile pics. So it is a bit of a chore to  post them, but I'll make an effort
At 12:14am on September 16, 2011, barry hocking said…

Hi Jane, Best of luck with your system. It is a lot of fun watching as your system develops and grows. If I can help Please let me know. Best Regards, Barry.

P.S. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures.

At 11:48am on September 15, 2011, Teresa N Florida said…
Welcome Jane!
At 11:39pm on September 14, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Jane,

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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