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Commercial Farms?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Apr 4, 2012. 10 Replies

Rakocy's model has been out for about 20 years.  With this being said, I am wondering how many commercial aquaponics farms currently exist?  I am referring to farms that make the bulk of their income…Continue

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My First system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Reeves Jul 28, 2012. 8 Replies

My aquaponic system set up in a small bedroom underneath a windowsill. The system consists of:A bench made from a water bed frame, milk crates and paint buckets. Surprisingly able to support the mass…Continue

Tags: siphon, goldfish, bell, first, system


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JD Sawyer - Colorado Aquaponics
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Tilapia, Catfish
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Currently studying aquaponics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I want to be able to grow anything, anywhere in the world.

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Posted on August 21, 2011 at 6:03am 1 Comment

I have moved to Hawaii so I have reached an end to operating my office aquaponic system. The system has been passed on to my family. It will be the first system that I built and is the first system that I have given away. I feel really good about being able to pass on aquaponics to another. I have realized that I like setting up systems. Odd, but satisfying. I never intended to donate it.  I have found pleasure in giving the system away as well. Perhaps I have a future in doing such a… Continue

As Days Go By...Flowers Arrive

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 9:56pm 0 Comments

As the days go on the plants continue to thrive. The habaneros are getting larger. The tomato is growing like crazy. I continue to weave it down and within a couple days the plants are stretched out reaching towards the window. I feel they want better light than the shop light with aquarium bulbs.

The fish are feeding voraciously. I try to make sure to give enough flakes for 5 minutes of feeding. I still am doing this twice a day. I am going to switch to a different feed here…


The system has been running smoothly for the last month. There have been no issues or setbacks to deal with lately. The tomato has begun to cover the screen above it. I am starting to weave it throug…

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:32pm 1 Comment

The system has been running smoothly for the last month. There have been no issues or setbacks to deal with lately. The tomato has begun to cover the screen above it. I am starting to weave it through itself. The stems seem to take the curviest paths to their current locations. Aside from all the twists, the tomato is growing vigorously. I have to tamp down the vertical growth every couple of days. If not the tomato grows into the light, which may eventually burn the…


Posted on June 14, 2011 at 11:28am 0 Comments

The system is running nice and smoothly. No dramas so far. The fish are getting bigger and are becoming ferocious eaters. I am feeding them Aqueon goldfish flakes that I bought at PetCo. They seem to like it.

The tomatoes are weaving well along the chicken wire canopy I have given them. I haven't had to coax them much through the… Continue

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At 1:47pm on December 5, 2011, Chris Schup said…

Hey Sean, thanks for the invite. You live in town? Are you still at UH? I’d love to hear which classes you’ve taken in the aquaponic program.

At 5:27am on January 2, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Sean


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.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a photo of yourself and participate! 


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




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