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I was explaining aquaponics to my brother and he asked if you ended up with fishy tasting "special tomatoes"?

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Special tommies grown in special closets invite special people over to take you away to special places. LOL I'm in tears :)

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i'm in red hill in brisvegas, i have the round tank and one of murrays sump pumps and my famous red bathtub, system has been cycling for 4 days now with barra and blueclaw in the tank, some goldys too but they will only last until my barras mouth gets big enough! maybe we should organise a tour of se qld setups?


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I'm in Birkdale it is also on the bayside south of Brisbane close to Danarto and Grace Like Rain. Cool

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We are also in Rockhampton. Glad to know there's someone else round here with sense to get into aquaponics. Not that we are yet. We're still waiting for the book/kit. Neither of us have any experience with growing either veggies or fish so it's a whole new ball game for us!! Glad to have this forum as I'm sure we'll have lots of really BASIC Qs to ask.

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Welcome Luisa, whereabouts in Rocky are you? There are a couple of others nearby you too.

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welcome luisa im in mt morgan
maybe when we get enough interested folks we can start a central qld chapter and meet. Ill supply the pizza (see general banter pizza ovens)
Im only starting out but im keen and have awesome scrounging skills for recycled materials.


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Welcome Louisa, a few of us have started with little or no knowledge of fish and veggie setups (I am one of them), but if you take the time and read through the forum there is a lot of information available, hmmmn almost 20,000 posts to read.

If you have a question, don't hesitate to post it, there is allways someone willing to help

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Welcome to the forum Luisa. Great to see another Queenslander.

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Yes, we're in North Rocky. We're rejigging the place to make it more viable long-term, along permaculture lines. We had a go at container gardening of veggies recently and learnt how well we'd starve that way!!

Anyway, are redoing the layout and have decided to put an AP setup in the backyard. There will be space, close to the house and power point, could fit a small tank there collecting off the house. But am worried that it would be too hot and sunny, hence my Q re: roof in another part of the forum.

As you can see, I'm busy getting my head round the concepts. The instruction manual arrived this morning. We aren't about to rush in and just do anything for the sake of it, needs a bit more thinking yet!!


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I'm in Birkdale.

I kinda have a system setup. In order to prove I can do it (and therefore be approved by hubby to spend the big bucks) I've set up my 2ft tropical tank in front of an eastern window with a grow bed above.

Growbed: 8cm deep planter base, filled with vermiculite, at the advice of local produce store. Besides, all that gravel weight sitting on top the tank didn't seem too good an idea to me.
Plants: pac choi transplanted from the vege garden (those in the garden are doing better - nutrients? amount of sunlight?) and a number of salvia cuttings I'm striking for a mass planting in the yard.
Fish: 9 guppies, flying fox shark, otto and bristle catfish, snail, and 7 tadpoles (not toads I'm assured!)

Yes, I've been bitten bad by the bug. It just makes so much sense! It seems so easy to make work! And to think, no weeds, no kneeling! I first heard about aquaponics from a Gardening Australia program, then spent the next 2 weeks neglecting my children reading all I could find online ... Then I found this site. I'm currently feeling somewhat frustrated by all the time I don't have to get the better system set up, what with homeschooling with 4 children ...

Anyway, the dream will last, so long as I have the patience to wait for it!

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Hi L3nny, Good to see you going or it.... Your grow bed will work, but not the best because it is just not deep enough to really do the filtering job needed and to properly support the much needed good bacteria, which means that your plants wont grow to their best and your fish may not be as healthy as they could be.
You can get fairly low cost plastic bins from almost any hardware store these days and if you were to use some of those you will enjoy better results with your vegies.
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PS, I would not take too much notice of the well meaning guy at the produce store, unless he is actually doing aquaponics himself.
A really good source of Aquaponic advice is to buy "The Book" which can be found Here or Here
You will get sound advice from "The Book"


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