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12-19-2012 12:01 AM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by Steelwolve View Post
Hi Nalu, very cool setup you have there. I was wondering how much those "IBC" tubs run you? And also, I would guess the difference between Hydroponics and Aquaponics is the fish in the system? LOL I thought those Hydroponics stores that have popped up around town were only for growing Illeagal crops. I guess people actually do grow vegtables with that stuff. Great work!
Hi, thanks.
IBC totes can run anywhere from $35 to $500.
12-06-2012 09:28 PM
Steelwolve Hi Nalu, very cool setup you have there. I was wondering how much those "IBC" tubs run you? And also, I would guess the difference between Hydroponics and Aquaponics is the fish in the system? LOL I thought those Hydroponics stores that have popped up around town were only for growing Illeagal crops. I guess people actually do grow vegtables with that stuff. Great work!
12-01-2012 03:01 PM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
Cool, what varieties did you grow?

Mine are starting to flower also. I'll post up a pic this weekend.
Those are a Home Depot $1 package of seeds I planted as a test, didn't expect they would do that great.

I have 6 Red Pondersosa Heirloom Tomatoes growing But they are only 3 weeks old, but already more than a feet tall. Prob another month and a half before I will see flowers.

Next year I want to grow only Heirloom veggies and fruits.

I will also make an strawberry tower in the early spring.
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12-01-2012 01:51 PM
DogFish Cool, what varieties did you grow?

Mine are starting to flower also. I'll post up a pic this weekend.
12-01-2012 05:15 AM
nalu86 First growing Tomatoes

11-22-2012 05:46 AM
nalu86
Day 52

I have about 20 flowers on my tomato plants.
Nice, will have tomatoes in the winter.

pics will follow when I see small forming tomatoes.

When I planted my tomatoes, I threw in 25 seeds, thinking maybe half would come out, well big mistake, I have 25 tomato plants, spread over 2 grow beds, there is no space in the beds anymore. I had to take 5 out, put them in pots and put them at a south window.
11-11-2012 05:05 AM
nalu86 How cool is this

Green beans:



And I have hundreds more flowers and tiny green beans,
11-11-2012 04:51 AM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
Nice! All your stuff look like it's growing well. How do you like the space blankets so far? I felt they made an instant improvement on my system.


I think my Oak leaf is maybe two wks out yet. Just starting to get that crown shape going. I'm hoping to time to be on the table for ThanksGiving day.

The space blankets are awesome, they reflect so much light, even the spots where I didn't see much light before, its like now there is a light shining above it. ( sorry for the bad English)

The only downside is maybe the heat, my lettuce doen't really like it and some herbs neither. But, I don't feel like running a fan, I'm trying to keep the cost down, I calculated my bill and its between $60 and $70 for the lights and the heaters of all my tanks and aquaponics.

Couple days ago I bought 2 more IBC totes, I am setting them up outside, i want to see what I can grow in the colder months here. Thinking about growing onions, green onions, spinach and lettuce in those totes. one will be with river pebbels, the other one will be a floating raft for lettuce and spinach. I will keep more rainbow trout now I found a supplier for it.

Do you know where you can buy Trout food? I'm feeding them Organic Tilapia pallets for the moment.
11-11-2012 04:34 AM
DogFish Nice! All your stuff look like it's growing well. How do you like the space blankets so far? I felt they made an instant improvement on my system.


I think my Oak leaf is maybe two wks out yet. Just starting to get that crown shape going. I'm hoping to time to be on the table for ThanksGiving day.
11-11-2012 04:25 AM
nalu86 My first harvest: Oak Leaf lettuce.

11-07-2012 07:20 AM
nalu86 Update, Installed some space blankets for reflection:

Lettuce is doing great, I have green beans growing and the tomatoes are growing up fast.











Trout:



Tilapia:



And my angels have double fry, 12 days old in the jar and wigglers hanging on the glass and the jar:





11-05-2012 05:21 AM
nalu86 I added 12 Rainbow Trouts to one of my tanks.
11-02-2012 05:34 PM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by WestHaven View Post
You could get a few hot water tank blankets to cover the tanks.
Good Idea, or I can wrap wall insulation around it and use industrial plastic wrap to tighten it around the tank...
11-01-2012 11:28 PM
WestHaven You could get a few hot water tank blankets to cover the tanks.
11-01-2012 05:20 AM
DogFish I don't think a space blanket can compete with styrofoam as an isolator. I think it works for human as it seals our body heat around us. So more the windbreak effect vs. insulator.
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