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George replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"When solids are removed post fish tank, they contain nutrients.  Sometimes those solids are drained to another container and aerated, then allowed to settle and the water is pumped or drained back to the aquaponics system.  This is…"
1 hour ago
Jeff S replied to Aquaman's discussion rate of calcium hydroxide for increasing pH
"I use potassium hydroxide and garden lime (separately) to raise pH. The lime provides calcium. It you have a smaller system you might want to use carbonates to better buffer the system but for larger systems the hydroxides are easier to make…"
2 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Wee Tze tye's discussion pH and Nutrient Deficiency
"pH should be max 7.0 for plants and fish preferably 6.5.  Potassium Carbonate will raise your pH. I would use potassium Phosphate as my first choice Careful with the iron. It will darken your water."
3 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Brady Lamprecht's discussion Asking for Review of Aquaponics System Design
"Nice job with the sketchup. I've been using it too but not quite as involved as you have. First I would not use the IBC tank drain to feed your filter, if that's what you're doing. I did that and wound up re-plumbing it later to a SLO…"
3 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"I have a 600 gal., (2) 45 gal., and a 100gal systems. The large one has 2 IBC (3 1/2 x 4') grow beds. I also have a swirl filter pre GB to take out a lot of the solids mainly because the tank is very heavily stocked with fish. The worms do a…"
3 hours ago
Jeff S posted a discussion

What's in my fish water

I have a 600 gallon system and have nitrates as high as the API test will register. Ammonia is .25 and pH is around 6. The dissolved solids are 2600ppm. I adjust pH with potassium hydroxide and garden lime. I also add the occasional Epsom salt and…See More
3 hours ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"no thats fine"
4 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"... After looping ground wire under the stainless nut, and if it should come in contact with moisture or water due to being under nut, will this present a hazard in any way... I'm thinking not but would like you to weigh in just the same."
5 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Yes, I had read that it would be hard to solder.... I thought of under the outside of stainless nut, but the thought of it being sandwiched between the threaded polypropylene bulkhead and underside of steel nut got me worried.... If I can't get…"
5 hours ago
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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"You got it.  Yes to two cuttouts. You may be better off just making a big loop of your gruond wire and puting it under the stainless nut.  Soldering it to it won't likely hold"
6 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Yes!!! Exactly... Then everthing should be grounded correctly and more streamlined. Just wanted to double check whether or not this was feasible. Your directions up above sound rather clear, but when working with your diagram, I may lose…"
6 hours ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"I see what you are asking.  if you connect the power from the plug to the stc-1000 and then carry the ground and common over to the receptical.  (Second hole in your box correct)  And then take the hot lead 110v to one side of SSR and…"
6 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Second pic, the new design."
6 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Remember, I am kind of thick.... I'm pretty clear on our origanal design as shown in first video, but second video found toady has the added receptacle built into the faceplate, which I could use by using a cut off extension cord running to…"
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StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"That is the way the stc is intended to be used.  although the addition of the SSR increases the current load that it can control. Once you start wiring the three devices together i think it will prove clear how they are separated.  Get…"
7 hours ago
John Stevenson commented on Jessica's blog post Muddy tasting fish??
"Did you purge the fish before you ate them? Moving the fish to a separate holding tank where you discontinue feeding for about 6 days allows them to purge their systems and greatly improves taste. I hope that helps. John "
7 hours ago
 

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