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Can you drown spider mites?

Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew ferrell Jun 7, 2012. 10 Replies

Found the little buggers all over my strawberries this morning,  Since I run those in a NFT I thought I pull them out and put them under the water for 1/2  a day.  Anyone have any luck with this…Continue

Disasters, everyone has one.

Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew ferrell Jun 28, 2011. 5 Replies

Since I was responsible for a sizable kill here at work last Friday I figure I'd let others know where I went wrong.  Realize that I am in a much different system(flow through) than most of you folks…Continue

 

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Laurence Hutchinson commented on matthew ferrell's group Flow through Aquaponics
"Hi Matthew, I like your system, you are unlikely to know about ecological aquaculture but you certainly have some similarities in your flow through system. What are your highest input cost at this stage."
Aug 6, 2015
Laurence Hutchinson commented on matthew ferrell's group Flow through Aquaponics
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Gene Parbst commented on matthew ferrell's group Flow through Aquaponics
"Hello flow thru aquapons, I'm new to AP and really like the idea of using the fish tank effluent to irrigate small scale gardening.  I'm starting my first greenhouse AP this Spring using two 250 gal stock fish tanks raising 60-70…"
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Tom Henderson commented on matthew ferrell's group Flow through Aquaponics
"Hello Matthew, We are attempting to set up a flow through aquaponics facility from our discharge water.  Because of our fish species, we tend to keep our NO3/NH3 levels very low.  Have you seen a minimum TAN that is required for adequate…"
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Catherine Light left a comment for matthew ferrell
"Hi Matthew,  Do you have any of the free IBC containers left?(dye)  I am looking up your town on mapquest to see how far it is. Contact me @ paintinoil@aol.com   Thanks!"
Oct 22, 2013
ray commented on matthew ferrell's video
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RMF Raceways and fish feeding

"Hi Matthew your so far ahead of everyone here that imagine... Wed have to climb on a rocket to catch up.   but you know i will attempt to throw my two cents in. that food your feeding them is it grown Or you have to buy it."
Oct 7, 2013
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Tour De Tanks Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville Wv at Reymann Memorial Farm

April 15, 2013 at 8am to April 19, 2013 at 4pm
Everyone gets a free trout to bring home to eat.  Please bring a  cooler and ice/icepack.  Sorry all fish must leave here dead.See More
Apr 13, 2013
matthew ferrell commented on Sylvia Bernstein's page Buy / Sell Marketplace
"IBC totes in Wardensville Wv, food grade, and held citric acid. $100.00. Money goes towards the program."
Apr 12, 2013
matthew ferrell replied to B. Colombo's discussion Does anyone design with asthetics or beauty in mind?
"You covered my only concern with the bio-slime.  I just feel maintenance might be a nightmare if you roots start to travel."
Apr 2, 2013
matthew ferrell replied to B. Colombo's discussion Does anyone design with asthetics or beauty in mind?
"looks good Vlad.  I'll give you all a vote."
Apr 2, 2013
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Just enough

"I hope that it will be coming your way soon.  No word from them in a while.  As always I'm in too deep on too many projects."
Apr 1, 2013

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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft, NFT, combination
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia, Trout, Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
20000 gallons +
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I work for West Virginia University's Extension Service. Currently we are working on developing a flow through system culturing trout, that also functions aquaponically. The long term goal of the project is to not only find additional profits for West Virginia trout farmers, but also to improve our waste water's quality. We aim to have a net zero effect on use of spring water.

Disclaimer: While I work for WVU Extension, all views, comments, and suggestion are my own, and not that of West Virginia University or the Extension Program.

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At 7:59pm on October 22, 2013, Catherine Light said…

Hi Matthew, 

Do you have any of the free IBC containers left?(dye)  I am looking up your town on mapquest to see how far it is. Contact me @ paintinoil@aol.com   Thanks!

At 1:08pm on January 23, 2013, Doug Grinnell said…

Matthew,  I am currently only using a 55 gal drum split sideways.  (My first attempt at aquaponics)  Where are you located ?  Thanks,  Doug in Elizabethtown KY

At 1:00pm on September 26, 2011, Franz Schreier said…

Hi Matthew,

the greenhouse film is an ETFE-film, available under the trade name F-Clean from Asahi Glass Greentech in Japan. I have a good friendship to the F-Clean product manager of Asahi Glass. If you are interested, I can organize a collective order - other Aquapons are interested too.

 

Franz

At 6:05pm on September 20, 2011, bleu and em (New Urban Farmers) said…
nice idea, matt, will do!
At 10:33am on September 20, 2011, Michael Welber said…

Greetings from the penthouse. I'm ready to rock and roll here in the tropics.

 

Michael 

At 1:40am on August 2, 2011, Carey Ma said…

Hi Matt,

Nice to meet you here in AP. I could only wish for the convince and support of an extension program. Oh how I wish I could again work in a civilized environment but that's what happens when one decides to do research at the source of 3rd world problems.

PS where did you get you flats/ rafts?

At 1:41pm on July 28, 2011, Robert C Beck said…
Hey Matthew, Nice looking set-up. We hope our system will look as lush soon. I just keep on feeding. rb
At 8:49am on June 21, 2011, Nate Storey said…

Matthew,

I'm a researcher at University of Wyoming in addition to owning Bright Agrotech.  I just ran across you.  I'd like to set you up with some towers at some point- both my business partner and I are country kids- and our goal is to make farming more profitable and accessible for young people.  I love that you're working with FFA and if there's anything we can do to help, let me know.  My specialties are agroecology, agronomy, niche markets/marketing and equipment design.

At 8:00am on June 16, 2011, Elyse Schmitt said…
Thanks Matthew I appreciate your help - how large is your system and what are your plans for selling your products? Where are you located?!
At 7:52pm on February 8, 2011, Adam Shivers said…
Thanks, Matthew! lots of helpful info. I certainly don't have as much grow bed as tank and not the seedlings are not going to use up much or enough so I do have to start slow I'm sure. I will soon have my test kit and try to be on my way.
 
 
 

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