I'm getting the same results Matt.
I've come to the conclusion that there's more to aquaponics than putting fish in a tank and planting seeds. While seeds do well and seedlings grow fast the final product isn't all…"
"I have been doing peppers, tomatoes and strawberries. The tomatoes haven't produced yet, the peppers are doing fine but they tend to soften on spots I believe sun is effecting them even with the shade cloth I may need to double it up.…"
"Wow Rick, I live in "still country" now in NE TN and that is a bute! I do repairs on large commercial laundry equipment and have done so at the local jail in Carter Co. Tn and they have a beauty right in the lobby that of course was…"
"I did have trouble with purchased plants so I stick to grown from seed. The lettuce and other leafy greens do not seem to be susceptible to this. It happens both in AP and soil, so I'm thinking it might be the humidity. But I am going to…"
"Thank you Phil! I will spread the word!!! I love supporting our local businesses, especially when it supports aquaponics. Curious... I have a pond half the size of your grow tank. I took your advice on starting out with feeder fish and my system has…"
Being new to this subject I made a deep water technique system- (d.w.t.)- using a 4" pipe- on the end of pipes ,contains a reduction plate that gives me a 2"inlet -outlet on the end of the other pipe creating a baffler affect .Pipes laid…See More
"Diddo what Lloyd said. I too used ammonia.
As far as the siphons are concerned, having sold over 400 now, sight unseen (a pic of your siphon would be great, top and bottom) I believe you need a vent right after the 1st or 2nd 90. It is not…"
"Sure Jeremy, next week would be fine. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. See and print the attached flyer with directions, phone and email. Anyone else want to come by let me know and we'll just make it a tour."
"Devoid, your toms look Magnesium deficient to me, which may be caused by excessive potasium rather than an actual mag def. It's easy enough to add some epsom salt to remedy low mag. Also beware of blossom end rot on the fruit, caused by low…"
"You can also just add some fish food, or some road kill, grass clippings, leftover lasagna, or the neighbor's yapping dog; anything that will rot. When it rots, it produces ammonia, and cycling begins. Just don't add more volume than would…"
"IF no fish, add a tablespoon of straight ammonia [READ THE LABEL] every couple of hours until you get a reading on your testing equipment. As I can not see your system, I have no idea how big things are relative to possible ammonia addition. Be…"
"Good evening Joe, >.. When I started, I foolishly dumped the full amount of starter powder into the system. Turned the water troughout the system dark red and opaque for days. after maybe 5 days or so, it settled into the rocks as a deposit and…"
So things are a bit strange with the aquaponics system right now. Cycling is taking much longer than expected. Im going with the seaweed extract method (introduce seaweed extract in steadily increasing amounts until you get a…"
"There is a good chance you have bacterial leaf spot (Pseudomonas cichorii) If so it will effect all leafy greens until the conditions improve to prevent the spread of the disease. Sometimes if you buy nursery plants they will carry things you…"