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    Anyone here doing aquaponics?

    Once cooler weather sets in I have got two plastic food grade barrels to cut up and put together making a small aquaponics system in my house for winter. I have done some research and I am not quite sure how to get the ecological system up before adding fish. Wondering if anyone here has a system up who can lend some advice?
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    Anybody?



    K, if I find out I will let folks know...
    Thanks

    Here is information on AquaPonics Systems...forum and one system below:
    Now, if I can just find what I need to make sure the system is balanced; kind of like an aquarium ...duh..I guess.
    Anyhow check out some of these systems and i am shooting for one "in house" for winter and extension of my growing season. Only real stickler is I heat with wood and my plants always dry out quick. To battle that problem I tore up some large diapers and mixed the contents with soil/compost to help hold more moisture.
    I guess this will be my thread about aquaponics....LOL



    http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/index.php

    system of interest

    http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/fo...p?f=51&t=11100
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    I'm interested in it but just started setting up an outdoor garden last year and that's a lot of work on its own. There's tons of info on YouTube, especially from that organic gardener guy in California that you'd have a hard time missing if you do many searches for gardening information.

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    Hi, Windancer. I thought you might be interested in reading this article from a respected site:

    http://www.treehugger.com/sustainabl...ur-greens.html

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    Quote Originally posted by Juniper View Post
    Hi, Windancer. I thought you might be interested in reading this article from a respected site:

    http://www.treehugger.com/sustainabl...ur-greens.html
    Thanks all appreciated. I have the barrels as mentioned above. Clearing space and making room ready for system. LOL, I actually have plants which I pulled from garden sitting in pots while I make ready this system I am working on. Hopefully up and running soon....although I need to find a better pump system than what I have. Seems too low of psi(?) to pump "up" hill instead of equal or down.....
    Thanks again!
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