"If you check out pictures of our light kit for Springs, that will give you an idea of what you can do with flourescent bulbs, if you need to use something else- like a more traditional light, note that they're easy to hang. We use the…"
"Yeah, the LumiBar is super pricey- there are a few other LED options out there but they're not as user friendly. It's actually why we use T5s so much- they're inexpensive and they work really well considering the price.…"
"This drawing shows the plumbing for my system except for the line from the sump to the FT. That one runs up and overhead to the FT. The water level is determined by the height of the standpipe in the FT or filter depending on where you want it. You…"
"This is the rough idea I am thinking of. The one thing I'd like to able to figure out is how to only pump up to the fish tank, but make gravity work in my favor from the fish tank to the grown beds to flower water directly from the fish…"
"I only have 2 media beds that drain and they only have about 40 gallons of water each and even if I activate the 3rd bed as a media bed there will still be plenty of room in the sump. I only have it about 1/3 full now. The sump is in ground under…"
Sump Tank Size. Hi, I will have a 892 gl fish tank. 3 grow beds that are 4x8, and 3 at 4x4. What size sump tank w/chop 2 system. A 1/3 hp pump. it will go up 10 to 12 ft ht for about a dozen vertical grow tubes in year or two. Also if I split fish…See More
"And you find a single 32" sump is enough capacity to support the 3 beds? Is your fish tank elevated from the sump/ground level? Do you have your sump feeding both the GB and FT at the same time? Or do you pump to fish tank and let that…"
"I was referring to siliconing the outer ring of the cap. By all means use the center for your bell siphon. The system in that video is a 1 tank system...that was my first system setup. I found that the deeper GB was the way to go. My GBs are…"
"@Jeff - The most widely used and referenced video for IBC conversions seems to be this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYFM7J_TpTU. I see your suggesting that I silicone over the cap rather than use it for my bell siphon - something you learned…"
"Yeah, give it some time and keep testing.
At pH 9+ there is certainly some amount of NH3/4 in there...time will tell you weather all of it has converted to ammonia or not.
Also,keep in mind, the strength (amount of potential ammonia) of your urine…"
"You have the right idea. One fish tank , 1 sump, but I'd do 3 grow beds. That's actually my system. The extra GBs will add filtration to your system and you will need it if you want to grow a lot of fish. You can use the top and bottom of…"
"The water temperature is actually controlled by the temperature you set on the Jehmco heater controller. Based on the pond temperature, it'll turn on and off the water pump which turns on and off the water heater, so it's really kind…"