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  2. Hi Kusum Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
  3. This property has been sold. Thank you
  4. This property has been sold. Thank you

  5. Good to hear from you Gary!
  6. Brian, Cool stuff! Just noticed this thread. I can relate to to the bluegills. Getting my systems ready to bring in a few hundred for the winter. They are a great species for RAS! Have you noticed the more you have in a system the better they feed? Are these coppernose bluegills? Glad to see you know your snakes and just don't kill them automatically like a lot of people do. I have a lot of garter snakes around the pond and value the fact they control the moles that try and bore through my pond dikes.
  7. Hi. I just joined. I just set up my home system. I would like to learn more. Thanks.
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  9. Recently, I watched a segment on a rural affairs program where one of the reporters went through the list of things that are being marketed as 'milk' including soy, almond, hemp and rice. It seems that the thing that the thing that they all have in common (aside from the fact that they have no connection with cows) is that they invariably contain little of the source product. For example, one brand of almond milk had as little as 2.5% almonds in it.
  10. Hi, I've been a bit thin on the ground lately but, happily, it has nothing to do with my health. It's almost three years since I completed my cancer treatment and my medical specialists continue to make positive noises. I've been travelling (three weeks each to Vietnam and South Australia) and working hard to integrate all of my interests and websites. I'm still working on iAVs and waste transformation farming. Over the past ten years, I made many friends on this forum. I wish you all well...and I'd love to hear from you again. Gary
  11. Thanks bg!
  12. Hi fb Welcome to APN Cheers
  13. Thanks Ande! I'll be sure to go thru them!
  14. Hi fb Welcome to APN/HQ We have a member from the Philipines that build systems, he has not been active on here for some time, but have his own website & youtube channel, so by reading his posts you'll probably fine some info of value and links to his sites cheers
  15. Hi Dave, I use Hydrated lime to raise the pH and HydroChloric acid to lower it. To raise my pH I dissolve Hydrated lime or builders lime(same thing over here but check the packet) in a bucket of water and add gradually to to fish tank...Generally I bump it up 1 or max 2 pH points per day until it gets to my desired pH level. I aim for 6.4 pH but bump it up to 6.8 and let it drop to 6.2 or 6.0 at the outside. If I need to lower the pH I use gloves and goggles Mix some Hydro Chloric acid in a watering can and gradually add to fish tanks. again I try to lower it as slowly as I can and I am very careful not to spill any on me or my clothes. It seems to me you have some issues with your media which is keeping the pH down. I'd persist and keep adding lime and hopefully sometime it will even out. I don't think this is causing the problem but I certainly think it will help to get the pH at around 6.4. Cheers.
  16. Hi All, I'm Ian, my wife and I recently bought and moved to a small but our very own house after years of renting. House still needs a few fixes to properly address problems which for the most part only happen when it rains but we are unfortunately only mid rainy season! Now that we no longer have the restrictions that came with renting an apartment and have enough space for some vertical garden system I've been looking into aquaponics. It's a struggle with the current state of our internet connectivity but hopefully I can find access to basic materials and build a prototype as I am still completely new to this subject! Will try to keep newbie questions as low as possible but do forgive me in advance because there will some
  17. Thanks for the reply. No I still don't know why the fruit on my plants (both cucumbers and watermelons) turn black and die. It's still happening, but with new shoots. I don't have a dedicated aeration pump. The water pouring back into the tank causes quite a disturbance with air bubbles forming deep into the water, so have not had any issues with oxygen. No fish have ever died, so I assume there is plenty of oxygen in the water, though I've never tested it (and don't know how to). My pH is currently 5.9 so going down. I've recently added a bag of seashells, but it's still staying low. How do you suggest I raise it?
  18. Hi Dave, I'd bump up the pH (slowly) to pH 6.4 I don't know what is causing your issues there, but I have a couple of questions. Have you found out what's causing your cucumbers to turn black? Also Have you taken some samples and your pics to the local garden store?.....In my part of the world I do that when I have issues and they are very helpful. And Do you have aeration? Let's know how you get on. Cheers.
  19. @vkn This is an impressive list of projects and good innovations. I have only recently stumbled across aquaponics and iAVS (took me a while to understand the differences) ! These seem to be the need of the hour in water scarce countries like India which have helpful climate to grow all year round, provided the right techniques are applied. I am closely related to a NGO in Hyderabad, India which shelters orphans and victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and social abandon. They currently take up seasonal activities like handicrafts for festival seasons, to sustain their living. I am proposing this system for them to grow their own produce and sell any surplus to aid their livelihood. I have researched a bit on the availability of quartz sand in their area which is positive. I will be visiting India for 40 days from Nov to Dec 2017 during which I will setup a small scale 40sq.m. system for them to try out. If it works out, I plan to help them setup the system on their premises and their branches nationwide. You are an inspiration to learn from !! Thanks a lot for posting the updates for the younger generation to get inspired
  20. Now Maria is the concern.
  21. Its in my front flowerbed (not in my aquaponics) but i am thinking banana's in dallas (zone 8) is noteworthy... now it's a race to ripen before first freeze....
  22. And this Weekend high from Chennai! In their own words, "The first ever trial of corn in Circle of Life Aquaponics is a success. This is the first harvest, 20 mins ago. Amazingly perfect golden sweet corn. Weight of this ear of corn is 340 gms."
  23. Received this from Team Circle of Life Aquaponics, Chennai. I hope you all would like it. They are now 4 months old and their best stories are yet to come.. Let us wish the team all the best!
  24. You seem to be following a path that is typical for many of your countrymen. In the recent past, I've communicated with a number of Indian people who work in the UAE and who are looking to do iAVs back in India. Good luck with your endeavours.
  25. Hi Kellen, Wow!....300lbs is a lot of goat meat on the hoof. When I think of meat goat breeds, the Boer usually comes to mind. How does the Kiko compare with the Boer?
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  27. @vkn for the last 6 years i have been working in Saudi Arabia.If things goes as planed by next year i wll back to home and start my own system
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