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Your aquaponic made me think of how to do it in a bigger scale. So that means no shelf and having 2 pumps pumping back and forth. I wonder if it can be done with one pump.

I have a feeling you'll need to add extra ferts or feed more to the fish. Have you checked no3 , po4?
Some people dose extra Iron, epsom salt and seaweed extract.

Bigger scale: I have 2 IBC totes with the top cut off 200 gal tank for fish tank and top part as bedding. Works perfect, but I need more beds for the amount of water.

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Great setup you have and nice growth!! I like how organized it is.

I just added 3 Ikea beds to my 75 gallon Tilapia outgrow tank, will be perfect for growing low veggies as lettuce, spinach, kale,...

I have a whitefly infestation on my broccoli, all the leaves were hanging today, I already tried to treat in the last couple of days with 1/1 oil water in spray bottle and soap and water mix in spray bottle, seems like nothing helps, do you know a better treatment? I don't want to use chemicals.

And Goldfish is just like Tilapia or catfish, the more you feed them the more poop they will produce, the more nutrients for the plants.

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diatomaceous earth work pretty well as an organic pest control.

Found this aquaponic vid from Purdue U.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26xpMCXP9bw

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Neel oil also works as an all natural pesticide. Its actually in most organic sprays.
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Remove brocoli from tray, dunk in water, let fish eat bugs. Win win.
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Also, increase air circulation to help with pests (think of them like algae in your tank, the more stagnant, the more algae)

Disconnect the grow bed from the tank if you are going to spray with anything. Cycle with pure water for 24hrs, then reconnect.
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Thats looking good!

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20H Philippine blue Angelfish breeders + fry
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This is awesome! i had no idea you were a Vegan. I am as well. Go figure, a bunch of plant nerds being Vegan, lol.
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I had no idea you were a vegan either....
I am so jealous of this set-up and that little nepenthe there...
My nepenthe continues to grow but I have yet to see a new pitcher. I'm hoping with the arrival of the cooler winter months.
Might also try some methods of increasing the humidity. Maybe that will help.
I dream of your veggies....
I'm getting sick of having to buy them.
My neighbor sprayed for bugs and all my veggies and my large collection of peppers died.
I'm crushed...
Good news in that he felt terrible and is willing to replace them all.. I'm just waiting till spring so that I can redo the soil in the bed... Plus finding all those pepper species is gonna be hard..
Might have some seeds saved...

This is really cool.
About what were you costs in building this?
I have a great love for fancy goldfish and am wondering if something like this would be feasible outdoors...
Ive got about 5 places I could stick one.
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