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Dan E. Burns posted a discussion

Transparent grow beds

I'm designing a system of V-shaped shelfs that serve as grow beds.  I'm considering making the shelves of clear acrylic to display the root systems.  Roots adjacent to the acrylic walls would of course be exposed to photoelectric radiation from the…See More
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Keith Rowan replied to affanehsan's discussion plants dying in new system
"no media, so no biofiltration.. plant roots will get covered with debris and basically suffocate.. put in a media bed"
1 hour ago
Rob Torcellini posted a video

'Air' On The Side Of Caution - Part 2

http://www.BigelowBrook.com/donate This is the second part of the video series on how we installed a new air system into our DWC beds in the Aquaponic system...
2 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Xpim's discussion My First System - need advice :D
"It sounds like the composition of the sand is good (your vinegar test). 2-6mm seems a bit small to me, but you'll have to try it out and see what happens over time. It's good that your thinking so much about pre-filtering. With all that…"
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affanehsan posted a discussion

plants dying in new system

Hi,i recently, about a month ago started my small aquaponics system consisting of a 200 gallon IBC container having 150 tilapia fingerlings. due to non availability of water test kits around i cannot count the ammonia, nitrates and nitrite although…See More
11 hours ago
Nadeem Hydal replied to Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair's discussion Introducing the EZ - T Siphon
"I need to get some information about the bulkheads... sent a request. Msg me pls "
12 hours ago
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Pam DeLong's discussion How harmful are API Products?
"Pam, I have been using an RV hose filter to remove chlorine from NYC tap water.  Some are rated to last 50,000 gallons and they are in the $20 - $50 range. Useful when you don't have a tank to let your water sit or don't have the…"
12 hours ago
Jeremiah Robinson added a discussion to the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
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Spinach in Low Tunnel at 35 degF and 100% RH

I've been wrestling with an issue related to humidity with my plants.I am adding a plastic low tunnel over my grow beds this winter, which will make a big difference in energy savings by trapping all the heat and moisture escaping from the grow…See More
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Erik Powell posted a status
"Hey everybody i have a bunch of grown out hybrid carp looking to sell a bunch let me know if interested. .."
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair's discussion Introducing the EZ - T Siphon
"Let me know if you need any help or clarification. The three small grow beds with the EZ-T siphons are still working well 6 months down the line."
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Nadeem Hydal updated their profile
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Nadeem Hydal replied to Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair's discussion Introducing the EZ - T Siphon
"This is interesting. I am building an IBC system and was about to make an Affnan siphon. I will set up one each and see how they compare."
18 hours ago
Nadeem Hydal replied to Lyle portzer's discussion bell siphon floating
"It would be better for you to keep the 3/4 drain short as possible and let it drain into a larger drain pipe that takes the water back to the sump/ft. Looking at the setup above I would have one straight 4" or 3" drain that takes up the…"
18 hours ago
Nadeem Hydal replied to Azoré H's discussion Pipe Glue
"I usually don't worry about leaks in my system. When I install new piping there may be a drip from one or two joints. I observe that the bacteria in the system just seal it up on its own. I use glue or a screw to secure critical joints that are…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Pam DeLong's discussion How harmful are API Products?
"Yeah, see that's the whole quandary isn't it?  "Should be"..."lawyers talking" etc...etc...etc... While that kind of stuff happens quite often, that that being, a company not hiring and paying for professional…"
20 hours ago
Pam DeLong replied to Pam DeLong's discussion How harmful are API Products?
"Thanks for the encouragement guys...and I'm in total agreement about the fish from China! The white tilapia we had in 2013 were indeed, quite tasty...certainly better than store-bought! Made for really good fish burritos! We weren't aware…"
21 hours ago
Jack Dunbar replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"Hi Hunter, I agree with Jim and Rob. It takes alot of time to get things just right. I spend hours going over and over these guys info that they offer for free and what a blessing. These guys are the go to guys. I just got done building an SLO that…"
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    Transparent grow beds

    Started by Dan E. Burns in Plant Topics 19 minutes ago. 0 Replies

    plants dying in new system

    Started by affanehsan in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by Keith Rowan 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

    Introducing the EZ - T Siphon

    Started by Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair in Plumbing / Pumps. Last reply by Nadeem Hydal 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

    How harmful are API Products?

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    bell siphon floating

    Started by Lyle portzer in Plumbing / Pumps. Last reply by Nadeem Hydal 18 hours ago. 10 Replies

    Pipe Glue

    Started by Azoré H in Plumbing / Pumps. Last reply by Nadeem Hydal 18 hours ago. 11 Replies

    Bell Siphon Design Feedback

    Started by Hunter Leaman in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by Jack Dunbar 21 hours ago. 12 Replies

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