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    1. Patrick McKee
      Patrick McKee
      Hi Murray,

      Good to hear from you. We are wanting the Barramundi for a commercial aquaponic operation, will they work?
      1. Murray
        Hi Patrick,
        Yes they will work, but there are easier fish to start with. Barra have a bad habit of eating their brothers and sisters.
        I hope this helps

        Regards Murray
        Dec 20, 2013
    2. Sahib Punjabi
      Sahib Punjabi
      Hello Murray Sir,

      I was indeed humbled by your visit to my small Aquaponic Research Farm located on what one calls "wasteland" and where I am researching "sustainable urban aquaponics" and trying to, and have I believed, incorporate numerous methods of aquaponics growing styles, you being masters on one, "media beds". My small Hybrid aquaponics system is one that is ideally suited for not only the "Micro" backyard gardener but one that can also have commercial applications. This view is taking ground as it is what could be the basis of acceptability by many a "micro backyard gardener" as well as others...just read the recent article on this;

      Recirculating Farms Coalition:
      The Coalition and Sahib Punjabi's farm in Winter Park, Florida got a nice shout out from Dr. David Love of Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins: http://www.livablefutureblog.com/2011/10/recirculating-farms
    3. Lee
      what is your email muzza. Brisbane north institute of tafe are doing a free cert 4 sustainability course online.
    4. titorules
      hello mr murray.. i´m a mexican indtustrial designer.. (still studying).. i have a project for my college about aquaponics.. i already designed an aquaponic system.. but the problem is that now i have to take it with professionals or people who understand it and know more about it.. so.. that´s why i´m writting this.. i´ll send u some pics of my project so u could just tell me anything.. would u think it work... do u like it? dimensions.. (1X1X1.6 m) anything anything please.. oohh.. i don´t know how to post an image.. my email is titoruless@hotmail.com could u please write me so i can send u the pictures?? thanx
    5. Murray
      Hi Biggles not so easy to do with fiberglass. Bulkhead fittings are much more convenient when working with glass and shipping beds all over the place. I love what you have done and is a really good DIY build.
    6. Biggles1212
      Hey Murray, I tried something new with my latest grow bed. Since the thing is plastic I welded a high pressure HDPE pipe instead of using a bulk head fitting. Works like a charm. I'll never use a bulk head fitting again. Afterwards I was thinking about your grow beds and though that although it's easy enough to silicon a bulk head fitting, it may be possible to mould the fitting in or something similar. Just a random idea. I'm aware that because my GBs are all plastic it was a simple task.
    7. terryd
      Murray what size are your seed trays and how much please.
      You were going to put them on your site but i can't find them.
    8. Slim jim
      Slim jim
      Hi Murry

      This guy (New member) is running Spam all over the forum... thought you should know.... x8xdannyx8x

      Have a great day

    9. Arclight
      Hi Murray,

      Got your AP Videos AP Secrets and AP Made Easy Friday and watched over the weekend. Very nice.

      Ben Cartee
      Atlanta GA USA.
    10. Peter Webber
      Peter Webber
      Hi Murray,

      I'm having an issue with algae in my duck weed tank. Ive posted a thread but had no takers so far. I'm getting lots of slimy brown algae, but if I cover the tank I will kill off my duck weed. Could you please give me some advice on this? Here is a link to the photo, the thread is in the plant section as I wasn't sure where to post it.


      If I'm flogging a dead horse, I could convert the tank into a wicking bed but I would really like to get the duckweed tank working.
    11. capnbrad
      merry christmas murray!! thanks for showing me how to grow christmas dinner!! hope the holidays find you well!!
    12. Murray
      Hi Henry,
      Not quite ready yet, the DVD. We are waiting on getting it printed.
    13. Dalman88
      Hello Murray,

      I am looking for the dvd that gives details on building your chop2 system.

      I am in Texas , USA ,

      I am looking to use a 300 gal round water stock tank Troughs I find online.
      "rotationally from U.S.D.A.-compliant low-density polyethylene with U.V. inhibitors and designed for containment of liquids of up to 1.5 specific gravity"

      I am also finding spill containment trays for beds 17" deep. It does not say what type of plastic though.

      I really want to purchase the dvd to start learning the details.

      Thank you in advance for your help,
    14. Murray
      No, sorry...no Walmarts here in Australia.
    15. Bluegill
      Hello Murray:
      Are there any Walmarts in your area?
    16. adam.francis
      Happy belated Murray!
    17. Todd61
      Happy Birthday Murray
    18. adam.francis
      Murray, your PM box is full so it wont let me respond to your message..
      was I suppose to get permission first? i apologize if so..

      its the first one on the right column..


      have a good day
    19. Swamp Creek Farms
      Swamp Creek Farms
      Hey Murray,
      I posted a bunch of pics in my profile album. I don't know how to share them with any one. Or if it is posted so people can view them. Check them out when ya get a minute.
    20. mcfarm
      Hi Murray, some weeks ago you said you could sell me a commercial biopod for $200 plus freight and I accepted. Do you want to do this or not? No problem if you don't, but it would be nice to know one way or the other. If you do, all I need is a price for freight to a depot in Canberra ACT or Queanbeyan NSW.
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    Nov 12, 1946 (Age: 71)
    Home page:
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    Practical Aquaponics for Everyone. Manufacturer
    Have loved gardening for ever. Own and run thid Forum to spread the good word about Aquaponics.

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