I started a 25 gallon fishless startup 12 days ago and the nitrates are coming up very nice. When the ammonia and nitrite drop to 0ppm the nitrogen cycle will be complete. After the nitrogen cycle is complete, I'll start exchanging the nitrate…See More
"I am considering upgrading my system by converting some of my DWC beds to media. By my calculation a cubic yard of media will fill just over 2 IBC beds at 12 inches depth. Is that correct or did I miss something?"
"Stay tuned. I'm currently in the process of upgrading my system and moving it to a new location. A mishap with one of my grow beds forced the upgrade but it was for the best because now I'll be able to increase my grow bed size and also be…"
"Chlorine and Chloramines are different things.
Chlorine will evaporate wile Chloramine will remain in the water.
Only a few cities are using Chloramines to treat water which could show as rashes on skins when taken a shower."
"My airlift is rather simple - pump about what the videos recommend, 40 watts - max lift about 3 to 4 feet or so from the bottom of a 4 feet deep tank.
To reach 10 to 15 feet, you need more equipment, a water pump, I think and possibly a check…"
"It is not normal to have nitrates in a system which has never seen biological activity before, but a 5ppm reading is next to nothing and may be margin of error or due to nitrate run off into your water source. 10ppm is the epa limit for drinking…"
I need to move out of my house by tomorrow night. I have a greenhouse with several hundred pounds of hydroton if anybody is interested and getting a really good deal on hydroton, let me know I live in Phoenix south of Camelback Mountain
"You might be overcomplicating things. You have to have running water and/or an air pump at all times depending on your stocking level. If you have power outages you'll need a back up system for those events. I wouldn't waste any effort on…"
The struvite is just a good way to be able to add phosphorus and magnesium without having to add quite all that nitrogen.
It's akin to taking a 1 part nutrient (humonia), splitting it off into 2 and rearranging where those essential…"