Thought I would update my status. I have the AP bug really bad. I have been consumed by AP since the first time I looked at a system online. I got excited and started immediately looking at a way to create an AP system in my yard. Well the more I…See More
"Whitefly infestations are certainly not exclusive to aquaponics. They are a pest which causes significant economic damage in many branches of the food growing industries.
Plain water will work as just effectively as any seaweed extract will...as the…"
"My talipia have grown fast in less than a year and are ready to eat - over 12" long. But I had to put everything inside and buy heaters for the 500 gallon tank. I had to buy the $50 Illinois permit and my place had to be inspected…"
"Chances are the they are safe for the fish. MikeH is right though, unless you plan on scrapping the system before you add the red claws, American crawfish shouldn't be an option. As far as goldfish go, I use them to start off any new system.…"
"I always kick a new system off using goldfish. They are cheap and easy to replace, and they make the same ammonia as every other fish. Depending on your water supply some of your fish will probably die. I used Youtube to find out everything I would…"
"I agree with Alex, with 12 fish I would add even more plants if your concerned about space, maybe you could go with some micro greens, or a couple vine of plants that you could control their direction of growth. On your 50 gallon barrel system, you…"
"I haven't had any problems with white fly specifically, but I have had other insect infestations. So, I caught two baby lizards 6 months ago and put them in my greenhouse. Now they are fully grown (4 inch bodies) and every time I see them they…"
I'm trying to put together a BCA (Business Case Analysis) for commercial AP operation. I have come across a few things that I'm not sure about. If you guys could help me out a little here I would appreciate it.1) Is there a list of what vegetables…See More
"Thanks everyone! Nice to know that it is not just I that shares in the frustration.
I have begun using the liquid seaweed already and I am setting up the traps today. I will keep you posted.
Liquid life...I like your solution...however I must…"
"Have you thought about non-venomous spiders like daddy long legs and others. According to National Geographic their Latin name in English means "aphid suckers " you might look into this as a possibility."
"I hear you about it being frustrating. I've got either a whitefly or some sort of fungus gnat problem that I haven't been able to resolve. It is very frustrating. I am growing in a basement. I have tried applying beneficial nematodes as…"
"You can supplement the nutrients in your system. When I started my system originally I used Maxicrop with iron during the cycling. The plants did great. You can purchase the stuff in the Aquaponic Store.
For a system as small as yours a few drops…"