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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.  

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Replacing Your Fish Harvest

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 31, 2017. 8 Replies

The Lads (that's as close to a name that they'll ever get) are now mostly at harvest size.  This brings some challenges that I'm starting to think about.Spacing the harvestI want to eat them fresh, not frozen.  Some are quite large and some are…Continue

Tags: backyard, new fish with old, aquaponics

Worm Infestation in Aquaponics Fish

Started by Elaine de Saxe Mar 7, 2017. 0 Replies

If this happens to your fish, a solution may be to use Homoeopathic remedies ...Article from"Fish infested with worms or flukesQuestions and AnswersQ1: Jade perch fingerlings. I am growing out some jade perch fingerlings in an…Continue

Tags: Aquaponics, worms in fish, homeopathy, homoeopathy

Description of a simple Aquaponics Mineralisation Tank

Started by Rob Collings. Last reply by Terry Layman Oct 22, 2016. 4 Replies

Below is a one sentence description of the Mineralisation Tank (MT) which I use to mineralise aquaponics solids waste, which is collected via filtration within the aquaponics loop. A 200 Litre plastic blue barrel containing watery solids’ fish waste…Continue

Tags: ammionia, solids, waste, suspended, nitrite

Jumping back into it!

Started by Angela gray. Last reply by Rob Collings Oct 9, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello,I set up an IBC earlier in the year which was going really well. I didn't have fish ( just gudgeons) as winter was coming on and no one had fish stocks apparently. Anyway.. I'm keen to jumpIn again.. Ready to get my tank up & running.…Continue

my dream aquaponics

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by Lissa Sep 28, 2016. 3 Replies

this would be my dream set up - ! Anyone had any success in DIY aquaponics systems -with any of these elements 1. barramundi fish 2. submerging…Continue

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Comment by Angela gray on May 17, 2016 at 18:58
Aqua garden is flourishing after 1 week. pH is still a liitle high, but veggies going great guns! Gudgeons have t died, so hopefully in another week I'll get some jade perch.
I love the whole setup! Thanks for advice.
Comment by Rob Collings on May 11, 2016 at 0:16

Firetail powered, I like it... turtle will probably like that too.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 10, 2016 at 22:12

That'll work - except you'll still need to keep an eye on the measurements. Best to start with low doses of seasol and slowly build up. 

Comment by Angela gray on May 10, 2016 at 18:28
Thanks Rob. I've bought my test kit today & I think I'll just let the system cycle for a couple of weeks with just the feeder fish in the tank. I'm using a sea sol type of plant food to help the new plants along.
Cheers angela
Comment by Rob Collings on May 9, 2016 at 23:43

My one order so far was from Ausyfish who currently have Jade and Silver perch available.

I received 33 healthy fingerlings for an order of 30, with good instructions for fingerling acclimation into the new water.

I had to pick up the package (a cozy polystyrene box, fish in large bag inside) from the freight companies' delivery depot, but it was too exciting for that to be a bother. This is recollection from August 2014.

I preformed a fish-less cycle on the system 6 weeks earlier using 1 teaspoon of urea. I've heard of, and seen successes since, supporting cycling the system with the fish.

Cycle referring to the populating of the system's bacteria (Nitrogen cycle).

Happy fishing!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 9, 2016 at 22:14

I use this mob, but they are sold out

Comment by Angela gray on May 9, 2016 at 21:44
Thanks for your info
Comment by Angela gray on May 9, 2016 at 21:42
Any suggestions re: suppliers of jade perch?
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 9, 2016 at 21:23

Get your PH right.  The rest won't be a problem yet.  And yes, get fingerlings in as soon as possible otherwise your plants will die. 

Comment by Angela gray on May 9, 2016 at 19:41
So once all of those adjust I can get the fish, or get them anyway?

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