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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"Jeff, you might try something like 3M 5200 instead of pvc cement...it should create both a seal and adhere...but would allow you to take it apart later...it comes in a semi permanent version (I forget the numerical delineation)..."
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Randall Wimbish replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
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Jeff S replied to sherrie p cockram's discussion Ammonia up...Nitrates off the charts..
"For nitrates just add more plants to eat them up. The .5 ammonia will not be a problem for your Tilapia but Alex is right on with the cutting back on food.  What is the pH?"
2 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Moe's discussion with index valve, each GB will have to wait too long and get dry till it gets a turn
"Unless you need to cycle quicker to accommodate a large fish ratio then you don't need to worry about a long cycle time. It's my understanding that the GBs can get by cycling a couple times a day."
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Jeff S replied to Martin Sle's discussion New system and koi
"My tap water is 7.3pH here in Michigan. If you know the pH of your supply water you can keep yours up by just doing the water changes. The lower the pH the better the fish can deal with elevated ammonia levels and ammonia is probably going to…"
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Jeff S replied to Mr. Python's discussion My 1st client build...
"Interesting build. I'm anxiously waiting to see where it goes. Still trying to understand the reasoning behind the way you cut the tanks."
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Jeff S replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"I use a GFCI on my DIY heater to kick out when the heater leaks. I also put a ground wire in the FT and run directly to ground to help protect the fish. My heater is submersible and I have had problems with water leaking in and shorting the circuit.…"
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Jack Dunbar left a comment for Ivonne Rangel
"Welcome to the aquaponics community Ivonne."
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Jack Dunbar left a comment for Carla
"Welcome to the aquaponics community Carla"
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Ivonne Rangel replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"These are amazing! But I'm a girl with no electrical or plowing experience lol! Can I buy some already built from you ? Thanks!! :D"
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Phil Slaton added a discussion to the group Northwest Aquaponics
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WHERE TO BUY PURE STRAIN TILAPIA IN THE NORTHWEST WASHINGTON

Huck’s Fishing Hole is a Tilapia fish breeder and hatchery. We are one of the very few Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife licensed/registered Aqua Farms authorized to breed, hatch, grow, hold, transport, import and sell Tilapia.We have…See More
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Kym Roberts-Hardesty replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY submersible water heater, build your own water heater
"Thank you Vlad!  You guys rock! "
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Jeff S replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY submersible water heater, build your own water heater
"Nice clean set up Rob. How do you repair/replace the element if it fails without draining the water.  "
10 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY submersible water heater, build your own water heater
"The 'black cup thingy' is a Net Pot (a 2 inch one, I believe) and can be found at any 'ol hydro store. The 'slotted PVC piece' can be bought from Farm Tek (and probably some other places...…"
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Kym Roberts-Hardesty replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY submersible water heater, build your own water heater
"Where did you get the slotted PVC piece and the black cup thingy at the end, that go over the element?"
12 hours ago
Phil Slaton left a comment for Alan
"Do you know of any Tilapia Breeders in Thailand that raise and ship pure strain O. Mossambicus Thailand that I can contact.   Best, phil"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Moe's discussion with index valve, each GB will have to wait too long and get dry till it gets a turn
"Moe, depending on whether your sump can handle it...you don't have to wait until each bed is completely drained in order to fill the next one.  You can of course employ a quicker drain time. I'm going to copy and paste this…"
14 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"They're tears of joy Alex...tears of joy... "
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Martin Sle replied to Martin Sle's discussion New system and koi
"Hi Alex and thanks for your answer. Im still waiting for my water test kit so I can't make any tests yet, but I will as soon as it arrives. And I don't have anything to change PH levels with yet either. I'm a bit unsure on which…"
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