Oct 13

27

Farewell From Sylvia

Alan, Sylvia, Tawnya and JD celebrating the transition

“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury At noon on October 9, 2015, we transferred ownership of The Aquaponic Source to JD and Tawnya Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics and Avolve, Inc.  While Alan and I will be around for a few […]

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Mar 15

19

The Effects of a UV Sterilizer on an Aquaponics System

uv sterilization effects aquaponics

by Joanne Bell, Grow Lab Manager, The Aquaponic Source We had an unfortunate invasion of planktonic algae (floating microscopic plants) in one of our grow lab systems. Unlike other forms of algae that cling to surfaces, this type is free-floating in the water. In lakes and ponds, some planktonic algae is considered beneficial. But too much […]

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Dec 02

3

Giving the Gift of Aquaponics

Wouldn’t it be fun to involve your grandchild, your parent, or your child’s teacher in this life-giving obsession we call aquaponics?  Sharing something you are passionate about with those you love (or in the case of the teacher those who are loved by those you love) is incredibly rewarding and affirming.  Plus, your gift will […]

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Nov 11

It’s been five years!

5th year anniversary photo

Five years ago today, I was sitting in our attorney’s office signing the documents that created the entity “The Aquaponic Source, Inc.” The idea was to create a company that served the aquaponic gardening community by sourcing and / or developing products and educational material the community needed to be successful. No one was doing […]

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Oct 28

Buyer Beware of the AquaShysters

shyster

Last Friday, Alan took a call from a woman who needed help salvaging the aquaponic system that she had hired someone to build for her. Her media grow beds leaked at the point where her siphons were installed, her siphon media guards allowed her media to pass right through, the custom grow bed tables were not […]

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Oct 06

3

Grow Lab Update – Growing in Fabric Bags

potatoes in bag

If you’ve visited our grow lab anytime since last spring, you would have noticed that we have been doing a lot of experimenting with growing in fabric bags.  Our hypothesis was that they would be great for the following purposes: potatoes in fabric bag Transplanting from dirt – we thought that the bags would make […]

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Jul 30

14

Aquaponics Grow Lab Update – Dual Root Zone

AquaDR

One of the experiments that we’ve been running lately was inspired by my friend, Vlad Jovanovich. I met Vlad through the Aquaponic Gardening Community site a few years ago, when he was still living in his home country of Serbia. He is a super smart guy with a love of aquaponics whose sense of curiosity […]

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Jul 09

Aquaponics Grow Lab Update – Aquaponic Elements

One of the main benefits of moving into our facility last year was that we finally have a grow lab.  Back when we were working out of the basement we would experiment with plants and products in our backyard greenhouse system.  The problem was that there was only one fish tank and all the water […]

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Jun 02

2

Aquaponics Fest 2014

The Concept Aquaponics Fest 2014 on August 9 & 10 in Longmont, CO will be a fun, “grass roots” gathering for aquaponic gardeners, designed so that we can met each other, learn together, and share ideas.  While there are other Aquaponics conferences, they are mostly, or exclusively, focused on commercial farming and academic research.  They also […]

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May 19

2

Abundant Harvest Aquaponics and Brent

Brent Evans One of my greatest joys as a business owner is providing employment to wonderful people who truly love their jobs weight loss quickly.  One of those employees is Brent Evans, who moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado a year ago with his wife, Beth, to run shipping and receiving for us.  Brent is both […]

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