"Thanks Alex, When I tested the pipes to the grow beds they leaked all over my nicely done floor, at this point I decided to go ahead and glue them, but then was told i should not have done, I still had others to glue and was stuck in a dilemma as to…"
"I have heard of some clay having a sulfur smell and keeping the pH too low.. but it seams odd to keep it high..
my advice is the same as always ,.. leave the pH high for now.. it will kick start your system faster, and the pH will drop on its own…"
"welcome to the club!!
this is a the best place to meet and learn from other Aquaponeers..try a search on this site for these threads... all of which have been covered in depth multiple times over.
when it comes to commercial, its all about…"
"Hi My name is Neil and I'm an addict,
I'm based in Cape Town - Durbanville side
I read about Aquaponics on Wilddogs an adventure Motorcycling community I'm a member of in mid May 2014.
By mid June my system was built and has…"
With a growing number of South African members, I thought that it may be a good idea to start a page dedicated to finding equipment and consumables for aquaponic systems and to share the information with others in the group.
"Hi Maggie...take your well water and let it sit out in a glass for about 3 days...then test the pH and see what it says.
Your well water may in all likelihood actually have a significantly higher pH than you are being led to think, if you are…"
Someone on here suggested that my media might be the culprit causing my high pH, so I tested some expanded clay from my beds and some that had never been used. I put water in with each and waited a couple of hours and tested the water. I also…See More