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  1. Hi all, many wishes for a bountiful new year! In previous posts I've admitted to my utter lack of experience with aquaponics/iAVs and though I'm quite a ways off from building anything, I am still intrigued by iAVs. I find, though, that I have a hard time following some of the technical details (here on the forums or on the iAVs site) BECAUSE I'm not starting from a place grounded in AP experience. Seriously, I have a betta in a one-gallong jar and a guppy (soon to be plural) in a planted six-gallon tank (filterless, I'm aiming for biological/ecosystem help). I use tank water on my houseplants, which is "half-aquaponics" but not in the way most people conceive of it. That's neither here nor there, I suppose… my point being: Is it recommended that I research and try out typical AP systems first so I can get a handle on the specifics of iAVs (esp. the tech involved - I know nothing about tanks and pumps for example)? That seems counterintuitive to me (learning what I don't necessarily want to learn so I can learn what I think I want to learn). Would any of you kind APN folk be able to recommend a direction for me to start with? I'm ultimately aiming for low-tech, resilient systems but I have to start small due to financial constraints. I'd be fine starting with, say, goldfish or guppies and enough space for 2-4 plants. Conversely, I don't even know where to look to find out the smallest workable system that can support edible fish - as maybe it's more cost effective to start there (unless I can sell goldfish or guppies…) After being waylaid in some of my efforts in the last quarter of 2015, I'm still at a point where mealworms and quail are in the planning phase, so I'm not sure I'll get to iAVs soon --- just still poking about trying to figure out how I can do this. Many thanks!
  2. Hi All, Just finished this system up for a friend. 12' x 18' greenhouse with 3' x 12' wicking bed, 4' x 12' DWC trough, radial filter, bio filter and fish tank. Just cylcing the system and hope to have it greening up soon. Best, Clint
  3. HI all, Just thought I would post a a little build I did today. Material cost about $100 USD and took me about 7 hours with a trip to the lumber store to get a couple things I forgot. Next up the backyard ap system, with wicking beds as the main stay. Enjoy, Clint
  4. hello. please send in ideas or ways for me to yabby farm in my backyard.is it possible to have readily available yabbies all year round in a pond / pool etc. some help on advice on the simplest way how to would be great.