well, I made a pipe like the one you recommended. however, I have the slits on the top, not on the bottom. when I had them on the bottom, it was slow. now, the tank cycles every 2hours instead of 3 hours. That is…"
Just wanted to say hello to the az group and hopefully makes some AP friends.My name is AL. and I and my cattledog assistant/helper started our system in September 2014We got the system cycled in 3 weeks using fish.(tilapia)The system was built on…See More
"Thanks, Jeff; Kim. The issue is placement, and it is so hard to move without a major amount of EFFORT lol. I haven't had any issues with electrical, but for some reason, all of a sudden my stupid bell siphon won't stop/break siphon. I have…"
"I'm no expert but you don't want to see Nitrites if your system is cycled. It's hard to believe though that it's cycled in 3 weeks, Usually the presence of nitrates and the low ammonia #s is a good indication everything is…"
Hi, everybody. I'm here, and new to AP.I've set up a new system:There's been water flowing thru the system for 3 weeks.FT 250 gal IBCSump 55 galgrow beds - 14 cu ft. pea gravel15 sm goldfish 4 lg goldfish - they appear to be doing fine.grow beds -…See More
"Well, here's an update, if anyone is still following this. The problem of where to get fish at a reasonable rate is solved. I found a farm East of Tampa that will deliver Blue Tilapia in bags to your tank. They will acclimate the fish for you…"
"Arlene, i think most plants need 7 hrs sun/day. some do well in shadier areas. in the summer last yr all i could really grow was okra. my ap was a jungle of okra. was beautiful but who wants to eat that much okra and it…"
"I have found that coconut coir (chopped coconut husks) to be very useful as a wicking medium. The medium is much like peat moss in action, and offers nothing to the the growing plants in terms of nutrients. That would likely be in the water used to…"
"Welll, folks. I'm going to have to admit; I am getting a bit discouraged with the AP thing. Why? Well, last year I located the system under my back awning, which gets the morning sun, and then only the late afternoon sun (as the back of the…"
"Before this descends into a debate about whether Rimol's got good products or support, can I ask whether people have preferences for attaching using wiggle wire vs. plastic battons?
The battons are obviously cheaper, but I wonder if they…"