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Moe replied to Moe's discussion Plumping with a timer and standpipe
"Hello George, How the index valve works, do you set it to water one GB at a time?  how big is your Sump tank?  How big are the GB's.  I just want to size my ST properly.  What do you recommend for an index valve? …"
4 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"little did I know!! is the index valve the same as the sequencing vavle?  How does it work?  If I plan to have 6 GB's and I want to start with only two, can it accomodate for expandability?  I love it.  I am almost there…"
4 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"That's the reason for the sequencing valve and repeat cycle timer. It allows you to fill and drain the beds individually in sequence, escaping the need for a gargantuan sump tank. It's the whole 'beauty' of it."
6 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"Vlad, thank you very much for your valuable feed back.  I really appreciate the "support" I am getting from you regarding "my thoughts".  It is good to know that someone else shares the same convictions.  Also, I…"
6 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"Hello, This is question for George, you mentioned that you have one pump, one timer, one index valve, and six GB.  How big is your sumb tank?  if all the GB's are draining at the same time, you must have a ST big enough to accomodate…"
6 hours ago
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George replied to Alex Veidel's discussion Eggshells And Calcium
"I don't know but I put all of our eggshells in the media beds, just to put them to use.  I still use Potassium Bicarbonate too."
9 hours ago
Jack Dunbar replied to Ian Cameron's discussion Walapini style green house - in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Hi Ian. Looking good. What part of the country are you? I'm in New Hampshire and it can get pretty cold and plenty of snow. I'm going to build a Greenhouse this next summer and I'm checking out all my options. Please keep us…"
10 hours ago
Thaddeus J Dick replied to Thaddeus J Dick's discussion Need Some Advice
"Actually, I'm getting a bumper crop of peppers now. Something happened and whatever it was, it was good. At what point do I thin out my brocoli and cauliflower in my other grow bed?"
12 hours ago
Ian Cameron replied to Ian Cameron's discussion Walapini style green house - in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Here are some photo's"
13 hours ago
Butch Pornebo commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"well noted. just can;t help it. I'm a tech guy and I'm all about tinkering BUT WILL RESTRAIN "
16 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Ian Cameron's discussion Walapini style green house - in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Great.  Congratulations.  Photo??"
19 hours ago
Ian Cameron added a discussion to the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
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Walapini style green house -

Well folks, my walapini is up and running. A far cry from the hole in the ground pics I posted earlier this summer. Whats in it? 1 -75gal fish tank, 1-75gal sump, 2 -45gal biofilters/growbeds, 1-2*4ft DWR, 2 - 2*6ft raised beds. 2-4ft -250w…See More
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"15 minutes on/45 minutes off, would likely 'do the trick' for you.(or increments of 15min). The "ideal" pumping sequence would be one that does not allow the grow bed to completely dry out (this will be dependent upon what media…"
21 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"Great, Now changing subjects on you.  I initially used syphons, they are tempramental.  I looked for other options, I find timer, standpipe and a drain pipe next to it.  I am sold on the idea, but I have not bought the timer…"
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22 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"Absolutely, positively no reason to cut them to 12". 20" would just give you MORE bio-filtration and mechanical filtration within the SAME foot print. If you will pardon the diatribe: Somewhere, at some point, a scientist (or grad student)…"
23 hours ago
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"actually, Stephanie, i had a brain fog for a moment.  u raise Koi.  how does your system do in the winter?  do u need to stop feeding them?  did u tell me once your hardest time is the summer?  thx!"
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Moe posted a discussion

depth of IBC Grow Bed

hello, everyone.  I have bought IBC tanks.  I cut them where the top and the bottom will make grow beds.  each one is 20inches high.  I really hate to cut them down to 12.  Any reason, that we do NOT make the GB deeper than 12.  Would not that help…See More
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