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Old 12-31-2012, 02:54 PM   #21
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You say, "we". I like that. My projects are all one-man. My wife's assistance with beer only involves the glass...


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Of course, that's not such a bad thing, either...


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Old 12-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #23
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My wife had done this same thing but she was living in a temperate zone. I am thinking that it would not work so well where I live just because it would get to cold in the winter. I suspect the cost of the grow lights and heating the water would offset any benefit you would gain.

Sucks though because it looks like a cool thing to do
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Hey guys, going to try and bring this thread back to life. Has anyone else jumped into the aquaponic gardening world yet? I am looking and thinking of building or buying a system (www.otisontop.com). I do not have any green thumb by any stretch of the imagination, so if the price is right on having it build and completely set-up I am going to bite.

I am curious to know what anyone has grown. I am in Florida and we pretty much have all year round growing weather.
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My brother is very in to aquaponics and had a great set up last winter. He was actually using Rainbow Trout for his fish because he wasn't able to source Tilapia at the time. He shuts down the aqua garden in the summer and goes conventional and then when temps drop he starts back up. I plan to start one soon using his set up as the basis of my design.
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Joker - I am assuming he does aquaponics inside, due to the weather in Oregon, correct? I'm looking to do it all round on my covered patio. Saw people use crayfish as a nitrogen source for the plants, thought that was pretty awesome! I don't really eat to many freshwater fish, so whatever I got I would just give away as they reporduced.


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