that is close to the method used when bricks were made here on my place in the late 1800s. clay was mixed with sand or finely crushed reject brick, then dried in the sun. once it had dried, they stacked them into temporary ovens 3 bricks…"
I have this 20 gallons flood and drain system and its been about 1 month. I tried to cycle the system with seaweed extract but didn't get any ammonia at all so I added 5 goldfish after 2 weeks which I feed twice a day and now another two weeks later…See More
I piled up the gravel around the Pak Choy plants so that they are sitting up right. I was very gentile so that I didnt accidentally break the root or stem. They seem to be growing well. No problems to report. I figured it out! "
"Are you using tap water for those water changes.? if so stop, only use pond water or rain water.
stop feeding the fish, for now. And check for dead fish in the system, if you have a dead fish in the pipe or pump the dead body with give off ammonia.…"
"THE OLD SCHOOL WAY: If you have a lot of clay and a supply of sawdust, dry leaves, twigs, brush and wood you could 1) mix the sawdust into the clay 2) make the clay balls or cut up coils into beads and dry them in the sun 3) make a burn pit…"
This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and…See More
The often overlooked fish option that can handle the high temperatures like tilapia but also the cool temperatures like catfish but still be small enough for a 100 gallon tank and acceptable to eat for people who refuse fish who lack scales.
We are following the dream you see in this video (A school system unites around food) from Oregon. If we are patient and persistent we will get there. http://bit.ly/1HvTVxVForeground, DWC. Center left media bed.…
"Do us a favor and keep a log/journal on your progress. Make regular measurements on water chemistry and temperature. I know it is hard to do but we are explorers in this territory of aquaponics. We sorely need to share accurate data and experiences…"
"thanks George. that's where all the ash from my wood stove goes, the garden, and I have a 1/4in hardware cloth "filter" I dump it through already.
I also add a little here and there to the compost bins, and when I start tobacco…"
"Thank you Meir! I was thinking about your "one-way valve". Unless you would have a vacuum in the bottle we both know what goes in has to come out. Something has to make a place in your bottle so your urine is able to go in. The…"
"Greg, yes totes are cheap. You can get as many as you need. I also use it in the garden by dumping aged urine in my rain barrel drip irrigation system for my perennial tire garden. Get yourself a few totes and you'll be set. One person's…"
"You can screen the charcoal through hardware cloth to get the desired size. For example, screen first through 1/2 and then again through 1/4 to remove fines - fines could be used in a soil garden. good luck"
"Meir......... I never used anything like that but what you are saying sort of does not make sense. Lets say your 26 liter is full and lets also assume you waited already four weeks so you are ready to use. Lets say you are using 1 cup per week. One…"
"My pee storage system is a 26 liter tote with a funnel and hose. I should probably put a one-way valve to help with smell every time I use it, but other than that, it's pretty simple. When it gets full I leave it closed and wait a month. Done.…"