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Margaret
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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WaterFish22 replied to Margaret's discussion goldfish for the disabled gardener... in the group Goldfish Growers
"Yeah the more plants in your pond the better. Not to sure how on the floating raft with some veg idea, since some plants aren't designed to be in water all the time, but it might would work if you set it up right. I kind of like the idea of a…"
Nov 8, 2012
Margaret posted a blog post

Pool two...day 11?

The fire is still burning but they have it partially contained and some folks are going to get to be home again.I forgot in all the mess to put the mosquito dunk in... the water is just crawling with larvae. I hope to have gotten it in there in time to avoid mosquito hell.I have a small water lilly in p2 now and a bag of barley straw. Tomorrow I have a busy day, but Wednesday I plan on making the first of the rafts.I plan on using 1/2" gravel for the first pots because I just don't have the…See More
Jul 4, 2012
Margaret commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"okay... what is a ground cloth for?"
Jun 27, 2012
Margaret replied to Cheryl Laird's discussion How to deal with 100 degree heat?? in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I don't know because I am a beginner myself. However we have been in the 100-105 range and I still haven't lost any fish, but one tomato plant isn't doing well. I look forward to seeing what people come up with. "
Jun 27, 2012
Converse commented on Margaret's blog post Fire...
"  Sending up prayers for safety!  Keep us posted as you are able.  I feel badly for all who have been affected by this tragedy."
Jun 25, 2012
Margaret posted a blog post

Fire...

We have a arsonist it seems. The fire lines are still four miles away from us. However I have been on the oxygen tether much of the time since Saturday, and have not done anything to take pictures of.
Jun 25, 2012
Margaret posted a blog post

I started to cycle pool number two yesterday.

So far so good. The dogs hate it as they think it is the big bath time o' doom. Yes, they got the ritual dunk where everyone laughed at the wet daushunds... mortification is good for my little killer of rats.Pool number one is so overgrown now even after a run in with roofers, and two back to back hail storms. I am finally going to take the plunge and start using them for food production. Wish me luck.Pool number 1 horribly overgrown…See More
Jun 24, 2012
Margaret commented on Dan Wulff's photo
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Fishies

"Good looking fish Dan, blue tillapia?"
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret commented on Gina Cavaliero's blog post Green Acre Organics is NOW Green Acre Aquaponics!
"Congratulations on the name change and on winning the case. I just adore your fish graphic!!"
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret commented on Steve Bradbury's blog post Adventures in Aquaponics..OR ( evil tree roots made my fish tank leak)
"Wow... trees are some amazing stuff! Glad to hear it is all back under control. "
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret replied to Tom Cooley's discussion Aquaponics is getting some viral traction on Facebook
"I think the Denver Post article is what got me interested in aquaponics. I am still a newbie but learning."
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret replied to Rob Torcellini's discussion A really BIG pest
"Jason here in Colorado running at a bear can cost you your life. They are a bold breed I suppose.  I have used motion sensors on flood lights at night to spook them off but in the day time I don't know what works. I wound up moving away…"
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret replied to Phil Slaton's discussion The Biggest and Best BioFilter?
"It sounds great. There is a saying in the permaculture circles that water that runs over three rocks is alive again. (I suppose it means oxygenated) I am having a wonderful time learning from you."
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret commented on Killian Griffin's photo
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"I like this one. You get points for creative use of down spouts also!"
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret replied to Killian Griffin's discussion Ich Treatment in the group Goldfish Growers
"I wouldn't worry about many of the treatments for ich as they have never bothered my plants. Perhaps get your treatment from a pond supply store so you can make certain it is safe for both plants and critters.  Beyond that I suggest…"
Jun 23, 2012
Margaret replied to georgia washington's discussion How are your goldfish doing? in the group Goldfish Growers
"I started with a gold fish pond so my experience has been really good. I am starting to expand into a floating raft system. I just use feeders for my pond as I don't grieve the expense of them if I have to start over due to predation or…"
Jun 23, 2012

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How did you find us?
Through Ooooby
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
kinda sorta
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
I am using a 35 gal. gold fish pond (preformed) and faking it.
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am learning to do aquaponics as I go and find that since plants and fish go together in my mind that it works. I have always had a pond and fountain in my garden.

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Pool two...day 11?

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

The fire is still burning but they have it partially contained and some folks are going to get to be home again.

I forgot in all the mess to put the mosquito dunk in... the water is just crawling with larvae. I hope to have gotten it in there in time to avoid mosquito hell.

I have a small water lilly in p2 now and a bag of barley straw. Tomorrow I have a busy day, but Wednesday I plan on making the first of the rafts.

I plan on using 1/2" gravel for the first pots…

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Fire...

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:03am 1 Comment

We have a arsonist it seems. The fire lines are still four miles away from us. However I have been on the oxygen tether much of the time since Saturday, and have not done anything to take pictures of.

I started to cycle pool number two yesterday.

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 1:01pm 0 Comments

So far so good. The dogs hate it as they think it is the big bath time o' doom. Yes, they got the ritual dunk where everyone laughed at the wet daushunds... mortification is good for my little killer of rats.

Pool number one is so overgrown now even after a run in with roofers, and two back to back hail storms. I am finally going to take the plunge and start using them for food production. 

Wish me luck.

Pool number 1 horribly overgrown…

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At 4:07pm on September 13, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Margaret!

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 Main page.

Please participate!

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

Sylvia
 
 
 

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