well began this past weekend to construct my aquaponics garden; im using an old bath tub with a half barrell to hold plants in , in the tub i have 50 channell catfish, and using a fountain pump to run water to half barrel. i planted this barrell with 6 jalapeno plants, then i bought a 1750 gallon pool from walmart for 100.00 dollars in this i will try and grow freshwater shrimp. using more barrels on my deck with plants to recirculate the pool water and keep clean. so im taking pictures and will try to keep an update as the project unfolds. so far catfish are doing fine still waiting for weather to warm enough to get my shrimp shipped in to stock pool. im in southern virginia and its still a little cool for the shrimp but that should change anytime. so hope you'll check in and see how this goes.