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Gardening and Permaculture posts at GalliStead.com

I created a new website GalliStead.com where I’ll make all future posts about gardening, permaculture, and aquaponics related projects and updates at our house. I hope to get fencing put in and have a few sheep or goats too. So … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Drain Considerations

My simple aquaponics system has been relativly trouble-free for about 6 months now.  I haven’t had to do anything to it other than feed the fish.  (not counting my battle with pH)  Today, I noticed the drain wasn’t flowing water … Continue reading

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Aquaponics 101 Video from TheUrbanFarmingGuys

I love what ‘The Urban Farming Guys‘ are doing.  This excellent video is a 7 minute introduction to aquaponics. From their ‘about‘ page: Who are we….. We are the urban experiment… We are the seed that died and went into … Continue reading

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Brian C’s Aquaponic System

I toured an aquaponics system today that was pretty cool.  Here are the stats: 300 gallon fish tank + 100 gallon sump tank + 55 gallon fry tank 30 pounds of fish (mostly talipia) preps tap water w/ vitamin C … Continue reading

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Comparing Plants Grown in Aquaponics and Soil

The pictures below are of plants that came from the same batch of seedlings.  The broccoli growing in the aquaponics system are starting to flower, but the ones growing in soil still have tight heads.  I sprayed BT on the … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Update – March 26, 2011

The aquaponics setup has seen a lot of changes in the past few days.  The bacteria in the growbed seems to finally be catching up with the massive amounts of ammonia I added to the water to start it all … Continue reading

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Green Phoenix Farms

Adam Cohen put together an information session and demonstration of aquaponics to a group of about 20 people this afternoon.  He gave us lots of great info about planning and starting a system, then we got to tour his setup … Continue reading

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First Seedlings Planted

I spent $5 at Home depot on 12 seedlings this afternoon.  (4 broccoli and 8 lettuce)  I planted half of them in the aquaponics growbed and the other half a raised bed.  I added some seaweed based liquid fertilizer to … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Drain Version 2

I made lots of progress on the aquaponics system today.  I found some native gravel that I think will work OK.  It has lots of different shapes, some smooth, some rough, and in general the size is between 1/2″ and … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Growbed is ready for rocks

The growbed is ready to be moved into position and filled with rock.  Tuesday night, I installed 1″ foam insulation board on the inside surfaces.  This changed the dimensions to 36″ x 91″ x 12″.  (area: 22.75 square feet or … Continue reading

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