"The presence of Nitrates indicates that your system is already cycled - although for this to happen in a week is unusual. Nitrates don't show up without the bacteria unless your water is contaminated. Did you get a used aquarium with…"
"11 days is very early in the cycling process, it can take up to 3-6 weeks to see the Nitrite spike. The hardest part about cycling is being patient.
I recommend getting a hose water filter for your chlorimine problem."
"Mineralization and declassification are two different tanks in the UVI system. Your mineralization tank is filled with kaldnes K1 media for the bacteria to colonize and is aerated, while the degas tank comes after the mineralization tank which is…"
"I just re-read over your post and noticed your cycle times. The rule of thumb is to cycle your fish tank at least once an hour to keep the water clean and oxygenated. I don't know a thing about Blue Gill but I assume…"
Ok, guys, here's the scenario...started my micro system just to get acquainted with aquaponics Jan 21. 10 gal aquarium with two feeder goldfish that has been neglected for months and about 1 cu ft grow bed. Lost one fish to the pump and almost lost…See More
Hello everyone!I'm hoping to get some information/advice on my cycling experience so far. Here's the basic layout:300 gallon fish tank100 gallon clarifying tank100 sq foot DWC (roughly 12" deep)250 gallon sump **I'm planning to add some nft and…See More
I have alot of solids building up, feeding rainbow trout heavily for growth and so I can get all grobeds incorporated into system (long story, if you want it, ask) Currently 3 of 5 grobeds are planted, whole system is healthy right now.Anyway lots…See More
"Welcome Yaacov Levi, nice to see another Michigander getting their feet wet! I'm definitely looking forward to organic produce; better taste, less expensive and the satisfaction of know where it comes from. The other day I…"
"Thanks Safwat, It's going to be more useful this summer if I'm running low on Ammonia. I've never done AP, HP or PP and not sure how much ammonia I'll be using, but I want to grow a big garden! I think its incredible…"
"Thanks Alex...me too. Hoping to have some with the cucumbers. Last time we tried to grow cukes in the store they got PM (powdery mildew) since it's so humid in here...I've been using that potassium silicate that you picked up from us to…"
"The only thing I've bought from a hydro store are the expanded clay mainly because of shipping weight. Most everything else (except plumbing) I get online. Hardware and plumbing come from the big box stores. I'm in the Detroit area so…"
"The soy flour that contains urease enzyme is kept in the frig, 40F. The urease aged humonia is 70F. At first I was heating the 64oz of test water to 85F, but found it makes no difference from the 45F from the tap. The test ammonia…"
"Day 5 urease aged humonia: Ammonia production is about finished. Today it was 16 drops to get 4ppm ammonia in 64oz of water. Same as Vlad's aged humonia! I'll test one more day, it may go a little more. I started a…"