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Scott Bork left a comment for Jack Dunbar
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Brian's discussion Vertical Lighting for Indoor ZipGrow SetUp in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"That's sure a snazzy looking set up Nate. And 20 years sure beats the hell out of having to change out fluorescent tubes every 6-7 months. Hope the price on that technology eventually comes down a bit. Yeah, try the ODNO thing, T-8's seem…"
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Nate Storey replied to Brian's discussion Vertical Lighting for Indoor ZipGrow SetUp in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"If you check out pictures of our light kit for Springs, that will give you an idea of what you can do with flourescent bulbs, if you need to use something else- like a more traditional light, note that they're easy to hang.  We use the…"
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Cold Weather Aquaponics

This group serves the needs of those who grow in the cold parts of the world.  We'll discuss greenhouses, insulation, air sealing, fish selection, heaters, etc...See More
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Nate Storey replied to Brian's discussion Vertical Lighting for Indoor ZipGrow SetUp in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Yeah, the LumiBar is super pricey- there are a few other LED options out there but they're not as user friendly.  It's actually why we use T5s so much- they're inexpensive and they work really well considering the price.…"
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"This drawing shows the plumbing for my system except for the line from the sump to the FT. That one runs up and overhead to the FT. The water level is determined by the height of the standpipe in the FT or filter depending on where you want it. You…"
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Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"This is the rough idea I am thinking of.  The one thing I'd like to able to figure out is how to only pump up to the fish tank, but make gravity work in my favor from the fish tank to the grown beds to flower water directly from the fish…"
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"My biggest problem when I first got into aquaponics ws I wanted to do everything I saw on YouTube and you just can't. Take your plan and stick with it."
12 hours ago
Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"thanks for all the help :) I think I have a plan to get started! :)"
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Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I only have 2 media beds that drain and they only have about 40 gallons of water each and even if I activate the 3rd bed as a media bed there will still be plenty of room in the sump. I only have it about 1/3 full now. The sump is in ground under…"
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Sump Tank Size

Sump Tank Size.   Hi, I will have a 892 gl fish tank. 3 grow beds that are 4x8, and 3 at 4x4. What size sump tank w/chop 2 system. A 1/3 hp pump. it will go up 10 to 12 ft ht for about a dozen vertical grow tubes in year or two. Also if I split fish…See More
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Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"And you find a single 32" sump is enough capacity to support the 3 beds?  Is your fish tank elevated from the sump/ground level? Do you have your sump feeding both the GB and FT at the same time? Or do you pump to fish tank and let that…"
16 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Have some pics of my beds. One of the beds covered with foam is a media bed, the other is the raft. "
16 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I was referring to siliconing the outer ring of the cap. By all means use the center for your bell siphon. The system in that video is a 1 tank system...that was my first system setup. I found that the deeper GB was the way to go. My GBs are…"
17 hours ago
Blake Allen replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"@Jeff - The most widely used and referenced video for IBC conversions seems to be this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYFM7J_TpTU. I see your suggesting that I silicone over the cap rather than use it for my bell siphon - something you learned…"
18 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Yeah, give it some time and keep testing. At pH 9+ there is certainly some amount of NH3/4 in there...time will tell you weather all of it has converted to ammonia or not. Also,keep in mind, the strength (amount of potential ammonia) of your urine…"
18 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Blake Allen's discussion 3-tote system - Design questions and pump size questions in the group IBC Aquaponics
"You have the right idea. One fish tank , 1 sump, but I'd do 3 grow beds. That's actually my system. The extra GBs will add filtration to your system and you will need it if you want to grow a lot of fish. You can use the top and bottom of…"
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