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sump pump float switch failure seeking advise from communty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Rife Aug 22, 2015. 7 Replies

hello all,  before I spend more money I was hoping to get a bit of feedback from the community i have a greenhouse with the IBC chop system, been growing for about three years and have found many…Continue

Need advice on slug prevention options

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Apr 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello community at large,I live in western Oregon, and have been involved in aquaponics for about three plus years, and have been battling slugs way more than I want to admit.  I have been keeping…Continue


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seeking advise from the more experienced members in our hobby

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:24pm 7 Comments

Seeking advice from our aquaponic community regarding power usage and pump usage


Hi everyone, We live in NW Oregon and the weather is mild this winter, so we are going forward with greenhouse projects, to jump start our growing season.   Currently we have been using goldfish,   in a chop system, letting the system idle down in late November, keeping the water flowing, and then jump starting the system in late February or March depending  freezing temps with a scratch built…


November the beginning of the cold season, getting it all sorted out.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:34am 1 Comment

Hello everyone, I live in North plains,Oregon. We got introduced to aquaponics in April, we liked what we saw. In June we cleaned up our backyard, built a few more raised beds, did a lot of Internet searching. Then by July first was able to start building a system.

I thought that we could do this with a bunch of mini projects, by making the budget of each project to stay in or below $40.00. So every month we add something to help keep it going.

I started out with an… Continue

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