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Bill Phelps replied to Bill Phelps's discussion Siphon Stopped Working
"Thanks Jack.  I suspect the "gunk buildup" is the issue, or the main part of it.  I did a cursory cleaning yesterday, but will be doing a more thorough effort next and hoping that helps. Bill "
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Pam DeLong replied to Pam DeLong's discussion How harmful are API Products?
"RE: API returned call. Everything she said, as I expected was vague. She indicated that studies had not been done with reference to food-fish, but that if one of your pets happen to drink some of the water it probably wouldn't pose a problem…"
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Ron Weaver's discussion tank turned green in 2 days
"Some fish do, but you are not likely raising filter feeders. Fresh water clams and mussels can clean green water."
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Dan E. Burns's discussion Transparent grow beds
"You will end up with algae growing in the root zone where ever light can get. The algae will take up nutrients that the plants would otherwise use"
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Jack Dunbar left a comment for affanehsan
"You need media for filtration at a 1/1 ratio media to FT. An API test kit is imperative. Good…"
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Jack Dunbar replied to Bill Phelps's discussion Siphon Stopped Working
"Hi Bill I'm no expert but what I found with my syphons was I'm guessing once a month or so I find my piping and/or prefilter ( on my pump) had a build up of gunk and I flushed out my lines and removed my prefilter( a sponge material within…"
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Ron Weaver replied to Ron Weaver's discussion tank turned green in 2 days
"thanks great this a outside grow/fish tank in AZ,  i will cover the fish tank to block as much light as i can will the fish eat it?"
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Ron Weaver's discussion tank turned green in 2 days
"You are likely witnessing an explosion microscopic aquatic eukaryotic organisms known as algae. The green color is chlorophyll which the organisms use to turn light into energy. Eliminate the light that is hitting your water and you will…"
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Pam DeLong replied to Pam DeLong's discussion How harmful are API Products?
"Excellent! I see Walmart carries a Camco filter that runs about $15...sounds like a good investment! I was unavailable when API called me back; they left a message that further reiterated not using API products for food-fish. I called the…"
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tank turned green in 2 days

i have a 200 gal ibc pea gravel grow bed (nothing growing in it yet)water tested as8/20 PH 8.2 Amm .5 nitrite .5 nitrate 58/21 PH 8.2 Amm.25 Nitrite .5 Nitrate 58/24 PH 8.2 Amm .25 Nitrite .25 Nitrate 58/28 PH 8.2 Amm .25 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 09/1  PH…See More
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Jack Dunbar replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Spinach in Low Tunnel at 35 degF and 100% RH in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"You're very welcome Jeremiah."
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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Spinach in Low Tunnel at 35 degF and 100% RH in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
" Thanks Jack!  I sent him an email.  If he replies I'll post it here."
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Jack Dunbar replied to Jeremiah Robinson's discussion Spinach in Low Tunnel at 35 degF and 100% RH in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Hi Jeremiah I don't know if this might be useful to you but we have this gentleman in our area.. David O Connell aka Dr. Tomato, who has years of experience with hydroponics and I went to a seminar at his home and he had his greenhouses and…"
10 hours ago
Bill Phelps posted a discussion

Siphon Stopped Working

I have a three grow-bed system with a 180 gallon main tank and a 90gallon sump.  The system has been working reliably for about 18months.  Recently two of the siphons stopping working.  The grow beds fill up, then the water just dribbles over the…See More
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affanehsan replied to affanehsan's discussion plants dying in new system
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Carson Miller replied to affanehsan's discussion plants dying in new system
"Test kits are available on Amazon Prime here if you're interested.  The test kit will allow you to measure pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate."
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