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Rob Nash replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"hybrid with media beds is my personal favorite. "
2 hours ago
Nick Naselli left a comment for Lloyd Booth
"Hi there Lloyd ! My name is Nick and I'm in Olympia. I'm very interested to hear how your record keeping figures are going. Perhaps more curious about what variables your monitoring and how regularly? All the best in your growing :)"
4 hours ago
Nick Naselli replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"Wow that's quite the situation you've gotten into! What an opportunity! I support all your proposed methods to deal with the heavy sediment. Thanks for the post, and the attached diagrams :)"
4 hours ago
Nick Naselli left a comment for Dan Vega
"Hi Dan. I have not been signed into my account on this site for some time, and saw you wrote on my wall. I hope all is well with your projects! I am in Olympia and working in Union, Wa. I developed and currently maintain a 750 gallon pond raising…"
5 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"My fall GH update/expansion will have 2 heavily stocked FTs each with 2  14 cu. ft. gravel beds and a 12 sq. ft. raft. There will be 12 Zipgrow Towers adding more filtration to one of the systems. I just tested a tower with great…"
6 hours ago
Scott Roberts replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
"Vlad - thanks for clearing that up! You're a font of knowledge. I look forward to meeting you in a couple weeks at the AquaponicsFest. "
6 hours ago
G Mo commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I  have a 3500 gal pool with 150 koi and 2 4x8 gravel beds and 1 30x4 trough.  The pool and gravel beds have been great for the past 1.5 years but I've never had anything but muddy roots in the trough.  I'm in the process of…"
6 hours ago
Randall Wimbish replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
"I found some locally today.  Rabbit Hill farm Minerals plus. The newly acquired Brite Ideas in north Austin has a good bit of it."
7 hours ago
Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"media beds are the best mechanical and bio filter combo available. besides.. your growing options are very limited in a raft.. definitely go with a hybrid system when you can... helpful info = a 4ft x 8ft bed services 150 gallons.."
7 hours ago
Rob Nash replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
"minerals plus should be available online... try amazon follow the directions on the bag... i did something like 4lbs / 100 sft."
7 hours ago
Randall Wimbish replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
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8 hours ago
Adam Dusen replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"Some photos of the system:Four adult tilapia tanks, 740 gallons each in the background (only three visible in photo). Have four more in the foreground that will be plumbed in eventually and are just used to grow duckweed and store equipment at the…"
8 hours ago
Randall Wimbish replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
"How much of the "Minerals plus" do you put in a grow bed?  "
8 hours ago
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Joel Berg's discussion Flooding and Draining a Grow Bed
"I developed a siphon  called the EZ-T Siphon. It is simple to put together, reliable and great for small grow beds. http://youtu.be/PnZRklJxAeQ?list=PLIJ5U9TbuWLFpmkrrT3JU-HIjHGqnNSUn "
10 hours ago
Xpim replied to Xpim's discussion My First System - need advice :D
"I've been reading about sand grow beds... I might to for a mid-term. I can get a "sand" raging from 2 to 5mm sizes.its used on filling the empty space between the tube and soil when well drilling.I have a bunch of it to test it out…"
10 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Azoré H's discussion Pipe Glue
"Silicone does not work well on PVC. Been there, done that. It can actually make things worse. Most pvc fits so tight that I do leave some joints dry but never on the pump, pressure side. I have used bungee cord, available on Ebay by the roll, as a…"
12 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"G Mo, Are you just doing DWC? if so you need a true biofilter in there with floaters and sinkers filtration as either one getting to your roots will rot them right off. This is why we suggest not going DWC as a starter system. Way too complicated…"
12 hours ago
Gillian Burrus posted a discussion

Looking to get a new pump

my pump is dying. I bought a $20 396gph pump last year and it is not pumping fast enough, it is causing the water to move very slowly in my tank.  I am interested in this http://j.mp/1rNd5uS, but am not sure if it…See More
13 hours ago
G Mo commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I've tried 'building' a variety of filters but the plant roots in my dwc trough are still collecting solids.  Any ideas where i could purchase a swirl filter or clarifier to help with this problem?  Other suggestions? "
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