"Hi David...as Robbie already alluded to, 10 lbs of small fish will produce more ammonia (waste) than 10 lbs of large mature fish...so small fish will "feed your grow beds and bacteria" just as well as large fish will...pound per pound,…"
I am in the Easton area of Washington and I will be looking for tilapia within the next few months. I plan on putting an aquaponics system in a large garage. Do you still have the tilapia?
"David, even if you separate the fish you still have the same number of fish in the same volume of water. As a matter of fact young fish can produce more waste during the growth period than more mature fish. I would still recommend sticking to the…"
"Robert and Vlad Thanks for the advice. We decided to have 3 beds 4x12 instead. That indexing valve sounds good. Having a smaller sump will be a lot less digging (by hand). I have another question, our fish tank is 2.5…"
"My basement is unfinished and has a dehumidifier that runs on a routine basis. I have not had any issues regarding humidity even when my aquaponics system overflowed on the floor. I had to get most of the water off the floor, and the…"
"I had a 900 gal fish tank in my basement and deep water grow tanks in my basement without a problem. I believe it depends how well insulated you basement is. If you air or your outside walls are cold you will have a problem with condensation. That…"
"Gene this is a great experiment to convert urea to ammonia using urease enzyme from soy beans.
I got almost same results using urease produced from Heterotrophic bacteria in my grow beds after 4 days from adding fresh urine plus other…"
"The cfl grow lights I definitely recommend. I got this 125w cfl grow light that is about 45$ off of amazon. I definitely recommend this light if your'e looking for a grow light that is power conscious and makes the plants grow well"
"I am trying to keep it under 1875w which is 15 amps for my 2 systems. That is my max amount of electricity i am willing to put into this. I am using 125w cfl grow lights, not those 1000w hps grow lights which would make my electricity bill…"
I'm in the Boston area and would like to share ideas.I have an 8' x12' greenhouse and have been experimenting with aquaponics for a couple of years. Am thinking of attending the next Aquaponic Fest in July.