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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:01 am 
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Hello all. I'm looking at starting a small indoor aquaponic system to get my feet wet, as it were. I have been thinking of going without media, but it looks like some people here use red worms to help maintain media? How well does that work? What kind of media do they need?


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Welcome to the show....pull up an easy chair, relax and stay awhile. New voices are always a welcome addition to our family..! Whatever questions you have on you mind, this is the place to get the answers so pick a topic of your interest and start your own thread and yes by all means, keep your feet dry if possible. Enjoy. :mrgreen:

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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:58 pm 
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    How small are we talking? Regular large pea gravel work fine on a flood & drain system. Worms do fine. Not so good in a system that is constant.

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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:53 pm 
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    Hi North Light. Welcome from another WA stater.

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    Welcome to the forum


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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:55 pm 
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

    badflash- Small is all relative I suppose. Self reliance is important to my family and we raise or grow quite a bit of our own food now. Indoor aquaponics would certainly expand what we could do. I have an empty 75 gallon tank and a open top food grade 55 gallon poly drum. Those along with a home made grow bed seem like a reasonable starting size.


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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:04 pm 
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    gosmith wrote:
    Hi North Light. Welcome from another WA stater.


    Thanks, it seems like we are not the only ones around. I'm in Skagit as well.


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    Hello North Light....Welcome... :D

    Looking forward to hearing some more about what you plan to do.

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    hi North Light, welcome, what size grow bed's were you thinking of building and what type of
    fish were you thinking of growing. best wishes Big Al


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    Hello and welcome! :mrgreen:

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