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Welcome Sylvia Bernstein author of Aquaponic Gardening

 
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Photo Source: The Aquaponic Source

This week Sylvia Bernstein will be joining us to talk about all sorts of things regarding aquaponic gardening.

There are four copies of her book, Aquaponic Gardening up for grabs.

Sylvia will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the aquaponics forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Sylvia and make her feel welcome!
 
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Hi Sylvia! Great to have you out at the forums! Thanks so much for all the wonderful work you and your team do at the Aquaponics Source. By the way, who's Linda?
 
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I've been wondering about the dark, cloudy winters here. Will aquaponics work without additional lighting? Our winters are very hard on all our indoor plants.
No, I'm not the Linda they referred to.

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Welcome Sylvia, very curious to read about aquaponics, happy to have you here on permies.com, hope the week is going to be refreshing I need it in this hot summer!!
 
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Welcome to the forum Sylvia. It's a fun place to be an author!

 
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Perfect timing as I am just coming to the end of my dome build and next will be the Aquaponics set up. I will be looking to so something simple like an IBC system this year but would like to build a bigger system next year but haven't decided which way to go yet.

I already have your book. I think I got it the day it was available in the UK

Welcome to the forum

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Howdy Sylvia! I was wondering why there was a sudden spike of aquaponics activity on the forum.... And I was getting so pumped to finally answer some questions too! Lol, I'll go retreat back to the fungi/composting forums for a while and let you handle your stuff
 
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Gary Huntress wrote:Hi Sylvia! Great to have you out at the forums! Thanks so much for all the wonderful work you and your team do at the Aquaponics Source. By the way, who's Linda?


Thanks, Gary! Much appreciated.
 
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Linda Listing wrote:I've been wondering about the dark, cloudy winters here. Will aquaponics work without additional lighting? Our winters are very hard on all our indoor plants.
No, I'm not the Linda they referred to.

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Hi Linda. Aquaponically grown plants have the same need for light as any other plant, so if you are in an indoor environment with insufficient light, as most of us are, then you will need to supplement the lighting. Sorry...not the answer you were looking for, I'm sure!
 
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Lorenzo Costa wrote:Welcome Sylvia, very curious to read about aquaponics, happy to have you here on permies.com, hope the week is going to be refreshing I need it in this hot summer!!


Thanks, Lorenzo! Happy to be here.
 
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Paul Andrews wrote:Perfect timing as I am just coming to the end of my dome build and next will be the Aquaponics set up. I will be looking to so something simple like an IBC system this year but would like to build a bigger system next year but haven't decided which way to go yet.

I already have your book. I think I got it the day it was available in the UK

Welcome to the forum

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Thanks for the welcome, Paul, and for reading my book! IBC systems are cheap and simple, but they have some downsides to watch out for. Be sure you know exactly what used to be stored in the one(s) you use so you don't end up with something toxic in your system. And be sure to paint it as the plastic will decay rapidly in the sunlight. When you are ready for a bigger, more durable system come see us at The Aquaponic Source. Best of luck to you!
 
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Alex Veidel wrote:Howdy Sylvia! I was wondering why there was a sudden spike of aquaponics activity on the forum.... And I was getting so pumped to finally answer some questions too! Lol, I'll go retreat back to the fungi/composting forums for a while and let you handle your stuff



Hi Alex! Great to "see" you, buddy! You are a great source of AP info, and this forum is lucky to have you as a regular member.
 
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Thanks Sylvia. Good to know. It means thinking more about the challenging space I have. The basement may be better suited for it then. Low ceilings but cozy with floor drainage and easy to add electrical outlets, it could work. Looking forward to reading your book! Thanks for stopping by the forum.
 
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Hello Sylvia!!!welcome
 
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