Comments on: We’re building an aquaponics garden! http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 01 May 2015 10:57:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: jabba http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1090729 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 14:24:36 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1090729 This is soooooo cool and impressive and I’m seething with jealousy

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By: Lee http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1089552 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:46 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1089552 That’s great that the whole family is involved. I love aquaponics gardening because you can grow so much more in a smaller space and it’s so much fun (plus no weeding). As you know, there’s nothing more rewarding than growing your own food source!

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By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1089402 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:43:41 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1089402 Mary,
It is possible to use ponds for the fish tank in an aquaponics system. Keep in mind that what goes into your pond also goes into your food. Many people who run aquaponics systems like to keep them as closed system with minimal inputs from outside. Pesticide and fertilizer run off can be an issue. We decided not to use the ponds on our property because of not knowing what is or has seeped into the water. At the very least, I would have the water analyzed before using it in a system to grow your food.

Scott

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By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1089401 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:38:51 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1089401 The construction of our Ebb and Flow system is complete and we just recently completed the initial cycling of our system. We have fish due in tomorrow. We’ll be posting updates on the system as we go.

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By: Affnan Aquaponics http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1089379 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:46:43 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1089379 Cool, and how is the progress of the set up ?

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By: Mary http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1088952 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:52:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1088952 Hi Jaden,

This is absolutely fascinating. We have a pond off our patio – one that a landscaper put in years ago, maybe 20 years ago or so – and I am wondering if I could use that pond (we keep fish in it) and replace the present filtration system with something like you are talking about here.

I am going to look into this and I’ll let you know what I find out.

Thanks so much for sharing all about this.

Love,
Mary

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By: Janai http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1088893 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:51:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1088893 Have you seen this aquaponics system? https://www.ecolifefoundation.org/programs/san-diego-village-aquaponics/eco-cycle-aquaponics-kit/

It goes on a 20 gallon fish tank so you can put it anywhere! Looks like the price will go up on February 1st 2013, too. Check it out, aquaponics is a great way to have a garden.

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By: elarhy http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1088851 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:32:43 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1088851 Just wanted to coment….when little my mother usually got me to try new food by giving me 2 options
a- eat it
b- go hungry
(after 3-4 hours of hungry) “you sure you dont want ___?”

If i tried it and really, really did not like it she would make a sandwich.

Oyster were a special case… both my parent were eating them once but told me i would not like them, i was maybe 8 and took that as a challange.

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By: Susan Pence http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1087824 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:22:23 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1087824 Love the topic if this article – I’m gonna have to to check it out. Nice strategy of getting Nathen to try oysters – that’s a keeper!

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By: Tonipet http://steamykitchen.com/25360-were-building-an-aquaponics-garden.html/comment-page-1#comment-1087617 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:31:26 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=25360#comment-1087617 LOL…that’s the power of having a woman in the house. Thanks for sharing this here Jaden. I’ve always loved your ideas. Now I know about hydrophonics..oops… hydroponics (careful with my spelling:=))thing. You have a wonderful family, very nice boys to appreciate the green lifestyle and get involved. Thanks for being a woman of inspiration. Proud of you! Happy New year to you and your family- Tonette

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