Please note: This thread is NOT to discuss growing illegal plants or the like. This is a thread to discuss growing fruits, vegetables and in the case of aquaponics fish. If you have a system that does grow illegal substances please keep it to yourself.
Background on my system:
My late FIL had built a DIY hydroponic garden. He had no temp control but did harvest some veggies from it. We inherited the system as my wife loves gardening and wanted to to try to get this to work. She has spent countless hours pouring over the internet/reading books educating herself.
I have secretly been wanting to get into aquaponics and have been slowly pushing her in that direction. The reason I wanted to get into aqua over hydro is it is more natural and uses no chemicals as well as produces fish meat and is MUCH cheaper.
The garden is made from white PVC fence posts and has the ability to hold a total of 30 plants. We have catnip, basil, 3 different types of tomatoes, okra, pattypan squash, bell peppers, peas, green beans, strawberries and various leaf lettuces that are pretty much ready to go into the garden or being germinated now. We have a heavy duty pond pump, air pump and a huge air stone. The "tank" is a mostly buried 30 gallon food grade drum.
We have sourced the Tilapia fish locally
(a huge savings picking them up vs. shipping them) and are now looking at heaters. I suspect we will have the fish in place before weeks end.
Yes, I will snap some pics and post them up tomorrow.
So does anyone else do/have done this with success?