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PostPosted: Apr 4th, '15, 11:38 
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Hey ya'll. I have a small backyard AP garden that is heavily stocked with fish. My shallow grow beds (rain gutters) couldnt handle all the solid waste after about 2 years of never getting cleaned out -- which I've refuse to do because I'm 1) lazy and 2) a pack rat -- why get rid of all those potential nutrients!? :dontknow:

Since space is scarce on my patio, my solution is a hybrid swirl filter x DWC grow bed. It's up and running with seeds planted and the water is already exponentially cleaner. So stoked with it. Havnt seen anyone make one quite like it so want to share...

Let me know if you have questions :wave1:


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File comment: Planted heirloom seeds in Growstones - trying out a cucumber, tomato, sweet pepper, and sweet mace to start. Kinda excited
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PostPosted: Apr 9th, '15, 20:34 
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The simple reality is that there is NO ONE WAY... there are many ways and if it works, then it is right..
Clearly, your concept is practical,. And it may give other ideas to others..

Thanks for sharing.. !!
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