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  1. I am considering an aquaponics system. I would like to learn more about the technology but more about the quality of the fish for good nutrition.

  2. Norm,
    The quality of your fish is determined by what you feed them. If you want organic fish, you need to feed them high-quality, organic feed.
    Hope this helps,
    Mark

  3. Karen,
    We will be doing more open houses. Join the email list, if you haven’t already, to be kept up to date on new events.
    Mark

  4. Hello Mark,

    Would it be possible to schedule a visit to Pittsburgh Aquaponics for our Botany group at City High?

    We’re very excited about learning more and seeing the process in action!
    Please give me a call at 412-690-2489.

    Thanks so very much!

    Maureen

  5. This spring I plan on building an outdoor aquaponics system. My idea was to use an outdoor pool 8 foot in diameter, build a structure above the pool for the plants, then build a greenhouse around the system.
    Living in a mobile home park with a backyard that abuts a railroad, there is more than adequate space for such a structure.
    I need a formula for the amount of water and # of fish versus growing area for the plants to make an efficient setup.
    For now, I plan on doing the small aquarium setup to get a feel for the system as well as get seedlings started for the spring.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Donald Panza.

  6. Don,
    Sounds like a good plan!

    Generally, you need 5-10 gallons of fish tank water per pound of adult fish. Your ratio of fish tank to grow bed volume should be 1:1, to start. Once your bacterial colony becomes fully mature in 9-12 months, you can then add more grow beds to increase the ratio to 1:2 or even 1:3.

    Contact me via the NMFG forum to get my phone number and we’ll discuss in greater detail.
    Mark

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