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A group for those who are either doing, or thinking about, aquaponics.  All tips welcome.  Nobody is too experienced or too new to join.  

Members: 40
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How tough is this aquaponics gig - be honest now!

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Nov 20. 28 Replies

I'm hoping people who have a set up or two join in to this conversation.  It's aimed at helping those thinking about aquaponics. So how hard is it?  Do you have to be a chemist?  Genius?  Farmer? Fish keeper? Share your experience. Continue

Tags: how hard, aquaponics, backyard aquaponics

A Village Idiot's Guide to Aquaponics Part 2: Running the System

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Nov 11. 15 Replies

This is the first post in part 2 - running our system. You can read from the top now.  Wow - we have now moved to videos!!!Aquaponics: Part 4 Video.  The new growbed.New…Continue

Tags: yard, grow, bed, back, System

Aquaponics - the draw backs!

Started by Andrew Cumberland Sep 1. 0 Replies

I thought I'd do a thread about the disadvantages or draw backs of aquaponics, since they aren't all as obvious as it might seem. Frist - the set up cost.  Now that's obvious.  You need a bed, a water proof and non-fragile liner or tank, a pump and…Continue

Tags: disadvantages, backyard, Aquaponics

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics (Kratky non-circulating).

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Aug 11. 6 Replies

I've been conducting a comparison of a Kratky hydroponics system vs my traditional aquaponics.  I'll share the links below (two of these are repeat posts but I wanted to show the whole story - the rest will be new).  Continue

Backyard Aquaponics on Sale ...

Started by Elaine coolowl. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 31. 5 Replies

Not sure how to view this guy: a fast-talking fear-mongering salesman. I bear in mind the saying: "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".I'd love some members of this group to listen to this guy and see what you think about it.…Continue

Coping with the seasons

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Christine Cox May 8. 7 Replies

Hopefully, we can share some tips.  Keeping the tank warm in winter and cool in summer. Continue

Tags: seasonal tips, cooling, heating, Backyard, Aquaponics

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Comment by Rob Collings yesterday

I like the new filter Andy, even if its a while you're around filter, its going to do some good filtering while you're around!

And pending on your arrangements further back, a T piece before the filter may give a filter full overflow option. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland yesterday

Tinkering about with a cheap charlie new filter, and an explanation of what filtration I have on my system.

Comment by Christine Cox on November 19, 2014 at 4:45
Thanks Andy I will.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 18, 2014 at 20:52

Let me know if you need help. 

Comment by Christine Cox on November 18, 2014 at 20:20
Temporary stopgap measure. But it works well.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 18, 2014 at 19:40

Thank goodness you worked out the problem!  All fixed now?

Comment by Christine Cox on November 18, 2014 at 18:46
Oh dear why is the water level going down in tanks one and two I wonder, it's just rained it shouldn't be evaporating that fast, Lucky I filled the IBC yesterday, the chlorine should have dissipated. Then I noticed the problem, grow bed two has dropped on one corner about 7 mm, water is slowly dripping out, oh dear another tragedy avoided.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 18, 2014 at 21:51

VERY quick clip of the fish:

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 26, 2014 at 21:14

Reducing the inputs:

I'm finally growing two versions of Duck Weed (normal and micro) and two of Azolla (water fern)(red and green).  Thanks for two of my four versions go to Karla. What's really intersting me is that both plants are touted as good versions of salad protein for people too.  

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 26, 2014 at 12:50

I finally did it!  The system is now off grid.


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