"When solids are removed post fish tank, they contain nutrients. Sometimes those solids are drained to another container and aerated, then allowed to settle and the water is pumped or drained back to the aquaponics system. This is…"
"I use potassium hydroxide and garden lime (separately) to raise pH. The lime provides calcium. It you have a smaller system you might want to use carbonates to better buffer the system but for larger systems the hydroxides are easier to make…"
"Nice job with the sketchup. I've been using it too but not quite as involved as you have.
First I would not use the IBC tank drain to feed your filter, if that's what you're doing. I did that and wound up re-plumbing it later to a SLO…"
"I have a 600 gal., (2) 45 gal., and a 100gal systems. The large one has 2 IBC (3 1/2 x 4') grow beds. I also have a swirl filter pre GB to take out a lot of the solids mainly because the tank is very heavily stocked with fish. The worms do a…"
I have a 600 gallon system and have nitrates as high as the API test will register. Ammonia is .25 and pH is around 6. The dissolved solids are 2600ppm. I adjust pH with potassium hydroxide and garden lime. I also add the occasional Epsom salt and…See More
"... After looping ground wire under the stainless nut, and if it should come in contact with moisture or water due to being under nut, will this present a hazard in any way... I'm thinking not but would like you to weigh in just the same."
"Yes, I had read that it would be hard to solder.... I thought of under the outside of stainless nut, but the thought of it being sandwiched between the threaded polypropylene bulkhead and underside of steel nut got me worried.... If I can't get…"
"Yes!!! Exactly... Then everthing should be grounded correctly and more streamlined. Just wanted to double check whether or not this was feasible. Your directions up above sound rather clear, but when working with your diagram, I may lose…"
"I see what you are asking. if you connect the power from the plug to the stc-1000 and then carry the ground and common over to the receptical. (Second hole in your box correct) And then take the hot lead 110v to one side of SSR and…"
"Remember, I am kind of thick....
I'm pretty clear on our origanal design as shown in first video, but second video found toady has the added receptacle built into the faceplate, which I could use by using a cut off extension cord running to…"
"That is the way the stc is intended to be used. although the addition of the SSR increases the current load that it can control.
Once you start wiring the three devices together i think it will prove clear how they are separated. Get…"
"Did you purge the fish before you ate them?
Moving the fish to a separate holding tank where you discontinue feeding for about 6 days allows them to purge their systems and greatly improves taste.
I hope that helps.