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What’s aquaponics all about? Find out as Rob Nash takes us on a tour of his Austin Aquaponics greenhouse where aquaculture and hydroponics unite for water conserving crops. On his rocky land that could never support food, he supplies local harvests all year to restaurants, drop-by customers, and the Lone Star Farmers’ Market from aquaponics media-based and raft beds, along with wicking beds. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsCrockett High School gardens and aquaponics |Central Texas GardenerCentral Texas Gardener | Nov. 16.13 | Fun garden ideas from recyclesOutstanding Succulent Design |Jeff Pavlat |Central Texas GardenerCinder Block Vegetable Garden | Christine and Richard Alcorta |Central Texas GardenerHealthy Benefits to Gardening |Trisha Shirey |Central Texas GardenerSucculent hanging baskets |John Dromgoole |Central Texas Gardener

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19 Comments

  • ELVIS APARICIO 8 months ago

    Cheers for the Video! Apologies for butting in, I would love your opinion. Have you heard the talk about – Patlarny Gardening Expert Principle (probably on Google)? It is an awesome one off guide for learning how to expand your produce with the clever art of aquaponics minus the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my mate after many years got great success with it.

  • flymer royce 8 months ago

    Cheers for the Video clip! Sorry for butting in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you researched – Patlarny Gardening Expert Principle (do a google search)? It is a good exclusive guide for learning how to expand your produce with the clever art of aquaponics minus the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 at last got amazing success with it.

  • Trickz N Tutorials 8 months ago

    Appreciate video content! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would love your opinion. Have you ever tried – Patlarny Gardening Expert Principle (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is an awesome exclusive product for learning how to expand your produce with the clever art of aquaponics without the normal expense. Ive heard some great things about it and my mate got astronomical results with it.

  • metallica71787 8 months ago

    Nice and clean? How about nice and brown roots lols

  • blake Wallace 8 months ago

    Can someone please tell me what the soil mixture is? it looks excellent

  • Joni Koto 8 months ago

    Yes,, a man should providing the food for his family…

  • Peter Griffin 8 months ago

    Hahahah Rob Nash more like NOB RASH!

  • Владимир Молоков 8 months ago

    чотка

  • pavel mihai 8 months ago

    Thanks for the video dude. The best info that I have noticed was at Aqua garden plans (i did a google) it was the most useful tank system that I got to grow.

  • Eric Hawkins 8 months ago

    I am developing a windowless greenhouse kit 40x 15 ft x 8 feet high, for self assembly with the flat roof fitted with my PVT solar system that supplies warm water, while the PV powers the LED grow lights to replace natural sunlight. Its a proven fact that glass houses and poly tunnels lose heat in winter and over heat in summer in many parts of the world.
    I dont have the hydroponics expertise, but do have skills in sowing seeds to harvesting the vegtables and fruit in a soil based garden, that always needs to be watered.
    I am interested to hear from anybody who does not see an oppotunity to offer a 2nd option to the glass house/poly tunnel
    We already have big success in Sth Africa for my flat pack water tanks up to 12,000 litres, assembled on site to reduce the cost of shipping tanks full of air.
    All advice welcome

  • Joan R. Bond 8 months ago

    For those who like to build an useful, fundamental, efficient and low-priced aquaponics system, you must discover how to place it altogether and preserve it properly.

  • Judge Dean 8 months ago

    Do you give seminars or classes on how to operate a system?

  • Him Labot 8 months ago

    Making aquaponics seems complicated, especially if you have no idea about how to, but it isn't.

  • John Jones 8 months ago

    How profitable is this?

  • mrzrollins 8 months ago

    I'd love to start something like this

  • Buffalo_Chips 8 months ago

    Too bad this outfit is no longer aquaponic…they are now a hyrdoponic operation….rumour has it he tried adding extra hydro nutrients to his systems and killed off the fish. He needed to add more fish instead…even if it was just goldfish…lol

  • signalfire6 8 months ago

    Notice to everyone here; you do not need to pay for plans or knowledge about this way of growing – there is much info available on line for free.  No, the fish are not 'warm blooded' but are tropical; he misspoke in the video about this and also about the required temps – you'd need to hold tilapia (African cichlids on the aquarium trade) at around 80 degrees year round and you'll lose ALL of them if they go under 70 or so.  The more water you have in your system, the steadier the water temp will be and you can run the hoses through compost piles which are typically around 110 degrees to help heat the water for free in winter.  In Texas 120 degree summers, you add ice to the water to cool it and shade the greenhouse and fish tanks.  He's got a LOT of water thru-put in this system and that much is not always necessary; he could run his pumps on a lot less electricity if he wanted to save that cost some. Setting up the system with primarily gravity feed with only one pump to raise the water to the highest point, plus an aerator, and you're good, so build it with some thought to that.  Whether you can make money on this depends at least some on your business sense, and ability to make the contacts necessary to sell the produce weekly, or hiring people who can help you with that.  That may be what his 'intern' was doing, learning and also selling at a farmer's market which could easily pay his salary. I know of family run businesses selling 1000 heads of lettuce a week at $2 a head retail, $1 a head wholesale.  Anything ready to sell that doesn't at that point is donated to senior centers, food banks and maybe schools and is a tax write off.  You can make another revenue stream out of teaching and giving tours.  

  • a1hardwood 8 months ago

    i might say that african cichlids prefer non acidic water so keeping the ph high to match where the fish came from.

  • Ryan W 8 months ago

    Very nice garden