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I have recently started my back yard Aquaponics Garden. I am using my old 200 gallon Jacuzzi. I have been stocking it with Goldfish to start with. For the present time I am using Hydrotron balls for my grow medium. I am thinking about changing to small gravel when I add another 4x8 grow tray. The Hydrotron balls float and seem to get into every where that you don't want them to go. I have about 100 Goldfish in my tank for the present. Looking into getting some Tilapia soon. I have a TOTE Container that I will cut in half to use for the Tilapia fingerlings when I get them. I am currently growing Lettuce, cabbage, strawberries, Peppers, Tomatoes, bell peppers, brocolli, and various Herbs. I am preparing germinated seedlings of many of the above veggies. Outside my Hydroponics and Aquaponics garden, I am growing Oranges, White Zapote, Mango, Avocado, Pommagranite, Black Walnut trees, and three varieties of Bananas. I am having a challenge with my gold fish dying. they were dying at the rate of two to four per day until a week ago. I was feeding them twice a day. Now I cut it down to one time a day. I am still trying to figure out how to do a partial water change if and when necessary. I also been having difficulty getting my purchased Bell Auto Siphon cycling properly. The grow tray fills up and the bell does not drain. When my wife and I are not doing our gardening I am out towing vehicles, working my Online Marketing Business, and going to Church. Well, that's about all for now. I hope to become a good contributing member in the future after I get this whole Aquaponic thing figured out. Thanks, Joe
I want to learn about the options involved in converting my half burried doughboy pool into a food producing living organism. I have been studying and watching alot of youtube videos, but now I need some hands on experience and to study some examples of similar conversions. I am currently using my 40 gallon fishtank with a gutter filled with hydroton to grow house plants. I plan on building a system out of a 275 gallon liquid storage container and putting it in my greenhouse with goldfish.