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aquaponics systems

  • May 20, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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saw the "garden girl" from hgtv introduce 'aquaponics', the use of an active fish pond for a traditional hydroponics systems. see google images.

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  • Heidi T

    I'm building a little 600 gallon aquaponics system; I only have some Gambusia fish presently, but I plan to raise Channel Catfish and Bluegill in the spring.

    November 13, 2011

    • Aletha Jo L.

      I would be interested in knowing where you got your fish - I did some searches on internet but did not find anything that seemed great - also where you find catfish

      October 9, 2012

    • Heidi T

      I got my fish from Dunn's Fish Farm, who deliver to various locations around the area. http://www.dunnsfishf...­ I have ordered Channel Catfish and Bluegills from them. I accidentally killed the Catfish as a newbie, but the Bluegills are looking good. I plan to get more Catfish soon after I rearrange my system.

      October 9, 2012

  • Aletha Jo L.

    Hello permies, I am in process of implementing hugelkulture (sp?) - in my yard in a neighborhood in San Antonio - - - I could not buy and did not want a dangerous machine like a wood chipper - but had all these cuttings from trimming trees and fallen trees etc. -I found Sepp Holzer on YouTube - An elegant solution - - - also I have chickens - I feel like a researcher - my goal is to transform my entire yard into a food jungle -

    October 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want to see aquaponics on the ground or in the garage, this is the place to be.

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative

    May 21, 2012

  • alex b.

    Thanks to everyone that came out...had a great time. Here the link to the San Antonio Aquaponics group page http://aquaponicscommunity.com/group/san-antonio-aquaponics

    May 20, 2012

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    May 9, 2012

  • devo

    when will this be?

    May 9, 2012

  • alex batista changed the location for this Meetup

    May 9, 2012

  • alex b.

    I have two 300 gallon systems one indoor and one outdoor and I use Mozambique tilapia.You need some kind of seaweed extract like maxicrop to get your system going .I did fishless cycling in mine and you use 100% ammonia to cycle .your fish produce ammonia from their waste and gills. It can take anywhere from 3 Weeks to over a month to get your system properly cycled.

    April 17, 2012

  • Jade

    "Duck potato".... humm.... sounds like an Asian dish... :-)

    April 1, 2012

  • Heidi T

    Got some interesting edible water plants for the system: Duck potato (Sagittaria latifolia) Cattail (Typha latifolia) and American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea).

    March 31, 2012

  • Heidi T

    I think you're probably right. So far the few plants seem to be filtering the water adequately.

    March 26, 2012

  • Jade

    If I understand its fish waste that makes the plants happy. If your fish are small and maybe haven't had enough time to pass much waste, maybe that's it? I'm just guessing.

    March 25, 2012

  • Heidi T

    I just got my fish a few days ago. So far my plants are not doing well, except for some chard in the flood and drain bed and the water plants. Ive decided to concentrate on growing edible water plants, with only a few terrestrial plants in the system in floating beds.

    March 25, 2012

  • Jade

    I'm very interested in what your doing. I have been pondering how to incorporate aquaponics under a green house with a steel grate floor you can walk on with timed solar pumps to keep the grow trays properly watered with circulated fish water. I think a proper balance between fish and plants would be somewhat low maintenance. ... your thoughts?

    March 25, 2012

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