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  1. Hi I have been doing backyard aquaponics since few months, good results. I recently changed my whole set up to a larger one. I am concerned about the solid wastes. I have a 300 ltrs fish tank and grow media of quartz silica sand. I am now allowing solid waste also to be pumped to the grow bed. Do i need a seperate filter for removing solid or will the grow bed acts as the filter if i add eartworms to it?
  2. Hi all, I am conducting research exploring the visionary ideas present in the field of aquaponics for a 2030 future, in accordance with an undergraduate dissertation project at the University of York, UK. The research includes conducting semi-structured interviews with EU based non-commercial and commercial practitioners to understand their opinions on what should be included in a shared vision for the field for 2030. Just posting to enquire whether anyone would be interested in being interviewed for this research? The interview should last 45 minutes at
  3. Brief Intro: I am Phani Krishna, living and working in UK. During my vacation to India, I am setting up a small scale iAVS system at an orphanage in hyderabad, to establish their own food supply system. I have made some progress with the project and now I feel I need some help from the community to take my ideas forward. The project is being established at the kitchen backyard of the shelter home. The area was all dirty and infested with wild rats earlier and hence I took the decision to pour a concrete slab at the ground level to be sure about the environment for the system. The tan
  4. Hey all! The word around town is that this forum has a lot of good advice (unlike some others online). I decided to make an account today. I have cobbled together a twin IBC tote aquaponics system in my side yard. It's a great hobby, but wanted to share it with other people. I'm sure all my friends are sick of hearing about it by now, except those I have managed to infect with the aquaponics bug. I try to do everything a bit different, as long as it makes sense. Here is an outline of what I have setup Two IBC totes, 330gal and a 275gal. The larger tote has the top cut off, and serv
  5. I am brand new to aquaponics, like don’t even have media in my grow bedss yet, and I need all help I can get. I have watched every video I can find and read numerous articles. I will have a 300 gallon system with 2 IBC tote tops as grow beds and a raft bed the same size. I was wanting to use lava rock topped off with expanded clay for media. What are the thoughts here?
  6. Hi There,We were working on this project in the last 3 years and it's finally ready: We created a smart system for aquaponics (and also hydroponics), which have controllable relays for pumps, valves, grow ligths etc. , could check PH, EC, temperature, light and humidity and always online, so you can check all the key parameters even on you phone. The project is now runs on Kickstrater and I wanted to share it with you, hope you will like it! Check out our Kickstarter here: kck.st/2QgMdYV Please le me know, what is your opinion about the project or ask me if you need any more informa
  7. iPrunes is my attempt at an indoor aquaponic garden. I wanted to design a fruitful unit that was compact, adaptable and aesthetic. The design for me also had to be easily replicated and re definable as technology advances. The design used open source materials & manufacturing techniques which are widely available in makerspaces globally. You Can view the system at the following: https://www.instructables.com/id/IPrunes-Aquaponics-System/ And thoughts welcome
  8. Good Day everyone, I'm new here at this forum, from the Philippines. If someone wants some Aquaponics set up, tools, seedlings and many more don't hesitate to visit our website at www.aquaponicsgogreen.com If you have question about aquaponics in the philippines don't hesitate to ask. More power to everyone. God bless us all. Jessele
  9. Indoor Aquaponics with NTF System and Banana Plants in indoor Arboretum on first floor and two IBC fish tanks in the Basement.
  10. We have a commercial sized 1280sf dwc Aquaponics system including all equipment along with a 35x96 Atlas Greenhouse for sale. It is 4 1/2 years old and must be sold in order to sell our home and property. Would like to sell as a complete package however will consider selling AP system and greenhouse separately. We are located in Western NC, Polk County. Please call for details 828-817- seven four four six
  11. Hi folks, I hope you are willing to share some of your experiences and insights with me. I'm Mikkel, a 27 year old Dane and a total newbie, when it comes to aquaponics. I grew up on a farm and now I'm looking for a way to farm in urban environment, where I currently live. Aquaponics definitely seems to be a very appealing option. I reach out, because I would like to know a little about the challenges of aquaponics, before jumping right into it. I imagine some of have had your struggles already and have the personal experience to pinpoint, what I should focus on. So to make it easy, I
  12. Just got introduced to iAV system for Aquaponics. Could someone tell us whether one needs a bio filter with sand or its works like one and we can avoid having a bio filter completely. How does one calculate the size for a bio filter for say 3000 ltr tank with 60 fishes each around .5kg.
  13. Hi Folks, My name is Rafi I currently reside in Aqaba is a Jordanian port on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. I am setting up my first aquaponics system, I am trying to decide which fish species to raise, I would like Hybrid Bluegill but can't find information on: · Are they do reproduce rapidly and spawning season: · Stocking Density (kg/1000ltr): · Survival (%): · FCR: · Will eat just about anything and crude protein in feed (%): · Pro's: · Cons: · Average wholesale price/kg: Any comm
  14. 40 breeder with DIY in tank sump made from cut lexan with holes drilled and stuffed with foam to allow water through. Have a pump surrounded by foam and bio media as well as heater and temp controller. Lids are a 3500k 50 watt I think? T5 x2 4', and a 36" Finnex LED. My workers (nitrate producers) include:Sprinkles the calico ryukin x fantail mix, Chocoalte the blue oranda, and Very Berry the mystery snail. I also have water sprite growing under water (and a bit above) in this tank. All the veggie goodness Lettuce is looking more like a tree as the lower leaves are
  15. My wife and I are both new to backyard farming but in the process of building a system based on IBC totes - hydroponics so far this winter without the fish. Before I commit to adding the fish, I am considering vermiponics either eliminating the fish, or at least minimizing their use - although, not eliminating the fish totally brings along all fish maintenance issues with lesser return on the efforts, I think. Both retired now, we live in a home that my father build here in South Carolina U.S.A. The property was a decommissioned school property that had partial burned down with part re
  16. Hi all. Newbie with the goal of designing and building a 40-60gal fish tank with either gravel or sand base for a healthy number of cichlids to enjoy watching them making homes and breeding. An air lift pump inside the tank will create flow and stir up solids, maybe incorporate a mechanical filter within. The tank will be drilled at the top to set a water level... water will overflow to a grow bed, after dropping through a mechanical sponge or filter floss. The bed will drain into a sump where a pump will bring the (clean) water up to a series of PVC tubes for NFT growing, probably lettuc
  17. I built my first aquaponics system in Palm Harbor, FL several years ago. I did about six months worth of research and design before I started my build. The effort paid off. I mainly use solid grow media. Most of which is clay pellets. Some of which is a combination of clay pellets, shell, and river pebbles. I've added red worms into my designs in order to keep my system clean and provide worm castings tea. I ordered my red worms online and had them delivered to my home. I've never had to buy more worms since they have multiplied to the extent that I have them in abundance for new grow bed
  18. Hello everyone. I'm new to the concept of "Microponics". I have a couple aquaponics systems in my back yard. I'm also into Rabbitry and Permaculture as well. I've got a few chickens that lay me plenty of eggs and produce grade A fertilizer. I would love to know if anyone has some tips on doing Microponics in climates like mine. For starters we get crazy weather down here. One minute it's bone dry and then bam... Crazy rain storms with high winds etc. Another real big challenge is the horribly sandy soil. On the plus side it drains nice and cuts down on the root rot. We also have a problem wit
  19. I am setting up my first aquaponics system and I am considering either tilapia, bluegill, or crappie. Which would you suggest? I live in KY and tilapia require a license. My favorite to eat is crappie but I mostly find information on bluegill. Since they are both sunfish, they can't be that much different to raise.
  20. Hello! We started as backyard enthusiast and we are making the leap of doing aquaponics at a commercial scale. Check out our new company video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83jA4AvlCE8 http://www.merchantsgarden.com
  21. I've decided to trade in urban farming (including Aquaponics) for raising ducks and expanding my garden and having an orchard in the country. Not giving up my day job, just commuting longer by 10 minutes. Anyway, I'll be selling my Aquaponic grow beds and hydroton - look for it in the appropriate section. Especially interested in Muscovy ducks. Also want to raise quail. -Jeff (aka Pyrana)
  22. I am in the process of constructing a green house with a 150 gallon aquaponics set up. I was all set to use Blue Talapia in my set up until my cardiologist mentioned he hoped I wouldn't be raising Talapia. According to my doctor, eating Talapia is like eating a steak. Seems that talapia have Omega 6 oil which is a no no and is found in beef steak. I did some research and found that the Jade Perch found in Australia has the most Omega 3 oil. Can it be brought to the USA, specifically Jacksonville, Florida? Is the Jade Perch as good a tasting fish as the Talapia? What issues are there, if an
  23. HI Y'all, I have a small aquaponic farm in Central Texas, pictures and such can be viewed on the website (see link below). First, I will tell you about the configuration: 32' x 132' high tunnel, shade in summer, single poly in winter, no heat no cooling. From the 2200 gallon fish tank the water flows continuously to two 4' x 12' media/worm beds with a Flout (mechanical drain) in each to fill and drain 24/7. From here the water flows to a 110 gal stock tank (biofilter/clarifier/polisher/whatever you want to call it) rising from the bottom with 3 Matala filters (3 differing densities) a
  24. Hi Everyone, I am currently doing my Year 12 Research Project at school and have decided to research Aquaponics. I am trying to determine the feasibility of Aquaponics for the average Australian household. I have created a survey to gain some information about what other people are doing with their systems. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could spare a few minutes to fill out the survey, it doesn’t take much time at all. Click in the link to get to the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/B77yy2ZSrV Thanks, Alec
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    Trout?

    If there is another thread on this please direct me to it but I was unable to find anything. First off does anyone here have experience with AP Trout? I am asking because I have never done trout and I am looking to overwinter this year. Couple questions... - Best subspecies? Please include temp ranges if you know off the top of your head. - Reliable Breeders? - Is size a problem? I am working with an IBC tank I believe 400 gallons with the top chopped off so probably 350. - What about water conditions other than temp? Are they picky or hardier? - Does trout taste good? I've heard some
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