"Nice! Are you growing these in containers, and or irrigating with System water or do you hand water.
Whats the age of the bush and what type?
I just planted some in 30 gallon containers, hope they look as good as yours in a couple years.
"Hey Pat, after the storms the other night destroyed my systems and part of the house the only thing I have done is work. lol
I have put the systems back together and salvaged most of the plants, repaired my roof, and had about two…"
"Thanks again! You guys seriously rock.
Yeah, I started off setting up a CHIFT PIST system but that meant putting my fish tanks SUPER high so they could gravity drain into the grow beds. I am now converting to a CHOP system but I…"
"so now...onto the plants. Do y'all germinate them from seeds before planting or buy the little guys from a nursery or something? I thought I heard somewhere that a lot of the seeds you can buy will not produce seeds so you have to…"
You may want to check out the CHOP 2 System build. CHOP stands for Constant Hight One Pump. With the constant hight in the fish tank being fed from your sump tank, the Fish Tank gravity feeds the grow beds which drains…"
"I just retested the irrigation water and my tank water and found no nitrites or nitrates in the irrigation water. The tank now test 0.25 nitrites and some where around the color on the test chart for 60 ppm. The pH of the irrigation water was 7…"
I have to ask this simple question. on e you set set up your AP system, does your work efficiency in the garden fall off?I tend to walk arouNd my pool watchIng my fish, sometimes on my hands and knees so as to not spook the fish. I am watching for spawning behavior or any other action.T hen I look at my watch and realize I spent (NOT WASTED) an inordinate amount of time.... :D :D :DSee More
"I dont know how much weight the design can hold that's why I want a light weighted medium. The design will have a pvc bottom in square form. At each side of the square, a pvc will come that will be the vertical system. This will be standing in…"
"Wow. Thanks for the input. The issue I keep banging into is that I can't bury my sump in the place I have available. That means other things have to be raised to compensate. This starts to make the grow beds pretty darn…"
"@Brad, there are many options: uniseals, bulkhead fittings etc... It all depends on how you are going to set it up. Might be a better question to ask when you know how your system is going to be designed. "
The pH was 6.9 . I did not test for ammonia or nitrates. Fish grow well in the water as it flows in the river and I confess I thought that was a good criteria for it's use. That doesn't rule out diseases or other heavy metals but a…"