Ponds and Water Gardening forum: Has anyone created an aquaponic?

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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Jan 23, 2017 5:43 AM CST
Has anyone successfully created an aquaponic gardening system? If so, how did you create yours?
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
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psa
Jan 25, 2017 1:08 AM CST

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Dave started a thread in the permaculture forum about this:
The thread "Aquaponics" in Permaculture forum

You can find a few of my pictures of a system I was using at the time in there. I've done various aquaponic systems, using floating rafts, flooded media, flood and drain both timed and siphon-regulated, vertical towers, dutch buckets, nutrient film (NFT) and shallow wicking. I've used tilapia, koi, goldfish and others as aquatic livestock. I've been diverting fish water for plant growth for twenty years, but it's only been in the last twelve or so that I've been returning the water back to the fish afterwards. It seems like most hydroponic equipment and methods can be adapted to aquaponics, but some of it requires a lot of filtration to keep sediment from clogging things up. I don't think NFT or the aeroponic methods are well-suited to aquaponics, but some people disagree with me.
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Garden Photography
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads Organic Gardener Greenhouse Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Image
psa
Jan 25, 2017 1:12 AM CST

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This is an aquaponic system as well:
The thread "Wasabi" in Vegetables and Fruit forum
California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Jan 25, 2017 1:30 AM CST
The NFT information says its not recommended for beginners so I dont think i will use that. And, thanks for the information i will check out the page now :)

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