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Sump Tank Size

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
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Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"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…"
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Have some pics of my beds. One of the beds covered with foam is a media bed, the other is the raft. "
2 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"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…"
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Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"@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…"
4 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"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…"
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Phil Slaton replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"My aquaculture system is 6-IBCs - no aquaponics - is attached.  It is now getting insulated. .  If you want to see a 3-tank aquaculture system, here it is -…"
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"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…"
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James H Clanton replied to James H Clanton's discussion How I built a gas water heater for the pond.
"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…"
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"Hi Elisa. I also love the different Goldfish. I have a variety in my Aquaponics system and my favorite is the Shubunkin. Mine are approx. 6" long and they're pretty active. I would love to hear more about your fish. The combination of…"
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after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia?

The results of adding 1/2 tsp of some old home milled soybean flour containing urease enzymes to 32 oz of fresh urine are pretty amazing:after one day the urease aged humonia tested ph 9+ and ammonia tested 4ppm from 2ml in 64oz of 85F well…See More
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3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions

Hi guys,Long time luker, first time posting.  I made a small 50 gallon system out of two large tupperware containers that worked great for about a year.  I've sinced moved homes and my system broke in the move.  I took this as a sign it was time to…See More
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IBC Aquaponics

A place for IBC tote systems to share what they have learned and system designs.See More
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Rick replied to Lorraine Smith's discussion How to start
"Hey Lorraine; I live in Bradenton. It appears that you have more than enough room for a system.  Mine is 4 IBC totes hooked up to a 7x11 grow bed.  The first 4 feet are gravel, the rest rafts. I also have 4 of the IBC tote tops as beds.…"
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