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George replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Four feet wide beds are too wide, in my experience."
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Bruce Fulton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion PURE STRAIN TILAPIA IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON in the group Tilapia Growers
"Hi Phil, I am in the Easton area of Washington and I will be looking for tilapia within the next few months. I plan on putting an aquaponics system in a large garage. Do you still have the tilapia? Thanks, Bruce."
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Aquaponists who are growing their plants with tilapia
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David Jones replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Vlad,  That's a bummer. How do we get around having mature fish to harvest, to having young fish, but the grow beds are full a plants needing mature fish to keep feeding them and the bacteria?  "
3 hours ago

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Robert Vinson replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"David, even if you separate the fish you still have the same number of fish in the same volume of water. As a matter of fact young fish can produce more waste during the growth period than more mature fish. I would still recommend sticking to the…"
3 hours ago
David Jones replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Robert and Vlad  Thanks for the advice. We decided to have 3 beds 4x12 instead. That indexing valve sounds good. Having a smaller sump will be a lot less digging (by hand). I have another question, our fish tank is 2.5…"
3 hours ago
Max Waghorne commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"My basement is unfinished and has a dehumidifier that runs on a routine basis.  I have not had any issues regarding humidity even when my aquaponics system overflowed on the floor.  I had to get most of the water off the floor, and the…"
4 hours ago
Ross Williams commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"I had a 900 gal fish tank in my basement and deep water grow tanks in my basement without a problem. I believe it depends how well insulated you basement is. If you air or your outside walls are cold you will have a problem with condensation. That…"
4 hours ago
Safwat Zaki replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Gene this is a great experiment to convert urea to ammonia using urease enzyme from soy beans. I got almost same results using urease produced  from Heterotrophic bacteria in my grow beds after 4 days from adding fresh urine plus other…"
6 hours ago
Max Waghorne commented on Max Waghorne's blog post Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system
"The cfl grow lights I definitely recommend.  I got this 125w cfl grow light that is about 45$ off of amazon. I definitely recommend this light if your'e looking for a grow light that is power conscious and makes the plants grow well"
7 hours ago
Max Waghorne commented on Max Waghorne's blog post Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system
"I am trying to keep it under 1875w which is 15 amps for my 2 systems.  That is my max amount of electricity i am willing to put into this. I am using 125w cfl grow lights, not those 1000w hps grow lights which would make my electricity bill…"
7 hours ago
Phil Slaton commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Do any of you with basements in your home have problems with humidity??"
8 hours ago
David Greenstein commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Hi Everyone, I'm in the Boston area and would like to share ideas.I have an 8' x12' greenhouse and have been experimenting with aquaponics for a couple of years. Am thinking of attending the next Aquaponic Fest in July. "
8 hours ago
Jack Dunbar commented on Max Waghorne's blog post Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system
"Hey Max. I just watched your last video... Nice looking setup. Have you been keeping track of your electric bill? I'm just kind of curious as I'm finding that this hobby is a bit pricey. I look forward seeing your next setup."
10 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Hey there Robbie, Since I actually am a bit dyslexic...that would probably be me :) Displacement would leave room for about 38% water...and not the other way around.  So a 160 gallon sump (using an indexing valve) would be plenty... If you…"
10 hours ago
Max Waghorne posted a blog post

Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system

I have purchased a 100 Gallon rubbermaid stock tank and 5 buckets with net pot lids. I am going to stock the pond with about 10-15 Blue tilapia and be growing tomato plants in my basement.  I am excited about this new system, and I will post further…See More
10 hours ago

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JoAnne Bell replied to Pete's discussion Bunch of newbie questions.
"Hi Pete!   This is a tricky place to grow. Here's why:   In theory, given the limited number of hours of direct light on plants, you'd want to grow shade or cooler weather plants. These are plants that thrive in bright, indirect…"
10 hours ago
Max Waghorne posted a video

Basement Aquaponics Update 2

An update on my basement aquaponic system. Hope you guys had a Happy Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays!
10 hours ago
Rob Torcellini commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Eastford, CT."
10 hours ago
 

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