"Hi Alex. This post said no lants or fish so why would you change out your water at this time? I understand the adding of potassium bicarbonate to help stabilize the PH. I must be missing the picture here. Can you please explain."
"No you don't need a sump. a sump is helpful to help maintain the water level in the FT. As long as your grow beds don't draw down your FT to much, you should be all set. I was always told to cycle all my FT water at least once every hour."
"Hi guys, remember Archimedes of Syracuse ...that guy who told us that when our 50 gallon grow bed is filled with media (rocks, LECA, whatever) that it will no longer hold 50 gallons of water?
That same Principle of his, so aptly laid out over 2,200…"
"Jeff, you probably didn't intend to, but you just blew my mind.
First the issue you asked about: yes, spray foam would push back against the walls of your IBC if it was empty. There's no reason not to fill it first though, is there?
"Very creative - I like it!
That would work, except for the fact that you would have to cool (read: pump) all the time or the water in that pipe would freeze. You could use glycol, and use the same kind of heat-exchanger loop in your fish tank…"
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Hi, my name is Norm Smith and I'm very knew to the design and operation of an aquaponic system. Having said that, I do have some questions that you may able to help me with.I'm interested in growing trout and perhaps land-locked salmon (if legal),…See More
"I bought a 1 quart bottle of Mycotrol - 0 (it's the certified Organic version of the product/ingredient you posted Randal). It's the same active ingredient, that being Beauveria bassiana. Strain GHA.
I paid $109.00 plus tax and shipping…"
I've bumped into a "stone" wall! my PH was at about 8.5 so I've tried to correct it by adding some hydrochloric acid.
eventually I got it near 7.0 but is slowly went up to 8.23 in the morning. I've corrected it…"