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Aquaponics in Nigeria

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oyewusi Olaide Taofeeq May 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Heading over to Nigeria in December 2014 to set up a aquaponics garden for the locals. Hoping to use local materials. Any input would be helpful. My plan is to set up a small system to teach the…Continue


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Aquaponics Sacramento
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
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100 gallons
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6th grade teacher with indoor system at school and an outdoor system at home.

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At 6:33am on April 24, 2012, Paul Trudeau said…

Hi John,

Looks like we're both early risers (or have insomnia), eh?

Yes, I've found the system's performance improves with time (partly from the system, partly because I learn more).  Your issue could also be something with the water--have you tested pH etc?  If pH is too high, for example, plants' uptake of certain nutrients is compromised.  And even with pH around 7, you may not have a source of iron in the system, leading to chlorosis (evidenced by yellowing between the veins of the leaves).  It's common to add chelated iron for that...



(PS:  Let me suggest you add me as a Friend for further discussion, or better yet just email me.  Either is a little more convenient.)

At 6:44am on April 23, 2012, Paul Trudeau said…

Hi John,

Welcome to this forum.  Hope you'll check out the Sacramento Aquaponics group here.  There are a bunch of us in the greater Sac area now.  Tour planned June 10--see messages about that in the Sac group, and other interesting stuff there too.  Question:  what do you do with your school system during breaks, particularly the long summer one?



downtown Sac

At 9:50pm on April 22, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome John!


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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