Brian Gallimore

Brian Gallimore

Brian is a backyard vegetable gardener and aquaponics enthusiast. He also moonlights as a permaculture designer, maintains the online community northtexasvegetablegardeners.com, and sponsors the Citizen Gardener program in the DFW area.

Aquaponics Drain Considerations

My simple aquaponics system has been relatively trouble-free for about 6 months now.  I haven’t had to do anything to it other than feed the fish.  (not counting my battle with pH)  Today, I noticed the drain wasn’t flowing water very well, so I took a look at it and noticed lots of roots had made their way into the holes.  I took a piece of all-thread and started hacking the roots away.  Then I noticed the grow-bed leaking, so…

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Learning Aquaponics

This year brings my entrance into the world of aquaponics.   I’ve read about all the wonderful things about these systems, and I’m a DIY type of person, so I finally took the plunge and built a system for myself.  My goal was to get it done cheaply and quickly, so I went with the a fairly simple design.  110 gallon stock tank, flood/drain grow bed, aquarium pump controlled w/ 15-minute timer.  I built it all for under $400, which was pretty…

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