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Leo White Bear replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"For one thing, your ammonia is WAY too high.  Try to keep the level between 3 - 4ppm, do not exceed 5ppm.  With the ammonia at this level you are actually inhibiting the growth of bacteria.  You will see some trace of Nitrites but…"
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Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
" Phil,  thank you for the information.  As you can tell I am in the information gathering stage and appreciate your help. "
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Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Vlad,  Thank you.  I will do that. Just checked the tap water in the kitchen with my Taylor pool kit and once again the color is lighter than the lowest reading which is 7.0 on the tube.  Thanks for the information and perspective.…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Mike - so it seems that you have your head wrapped around why you wouldn't want to add fish at a time when ammonia is 6ppm, nitrites are starting make a showing, and pH is unknown. Keep that line of thinking. Rain water is pretty soft and…"
1 hour ago
Phil Slaton replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Prior to AquaLife Complete, no single water conditioner did the best job of relieving stress, removing chlorine, removing ammonia, and could be used for emergency ammonia or nitrite removal. AquaLife Complete has changed everything. Make no…"
1 hour ago
Suzanne Hayes posted a discussion

Pulling plants

I am currently loosing the battle in my beds against aphids, thrips and spider mites.  Although I have tried both biologicals and sprays, I am too the point where I am thinking about pulling most if not all of my plants.My question is will that hurt…See More
1 hour ago
Phil Slaton replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Go buy about  50 feeder goldfish ... about $.25 cents each.  Toss them in that tank and get their poop in the system.  If some die, get them out of the tank right away so that the ammonia level does not go up.  Get some Aqualife…"
1 hour ago
Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Vlad - Makes sense about the PH.  I tested the tap water and got the same reading(color).  Most of the water in the tank is rain water and that also tested the same.  I thought the PH solution might be bad but when I used the PH test…"
2 hours ago
Sokota Ireland commented on Steve R's photo
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"sweet! I will have to look into dual root zone...... any suggested resources? "
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Steve R commented on Steve R's photo
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"It is aquaponics my friend. Its a setup called a dual root zone. Those particular ones are blue hash. "
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Sokota Ireland commented on Steve R's photo
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"Pretty for sure, but not aquaponic! What strain? "
7 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"George, What method of draining you use, how do you not have a sumb?  where do you drain to? Thanks  "
7 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"Vlad, Thank you for your suppot.  question: What method od drain do you use?  I have a bit of a concern, I do not know if it is valid.  Right now, as you know, I have 1/2 IBC tanks for GB.  I have not filled them with media yet,…"
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Bharatponics

A group for aquapons in India and SE Asia. A place to share specific experiences relating to our particular climate, fish and plant species and sources for materials that can be hard to find here.See More
9 hours ago
Michael Osman replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"That sounds great! I'm not going to be able to start digging till next spring... I'd love some updates on how well it works, if that's okay?"
12 hours ago
Ramabhadran added a discussion to the group Bharatponics
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Chapest indoor Aquaponics garden

Cheapest Aquaponics garden; my aquarium converted as this. Make use of thermocol as the raft and foliage plants are on the grow bed. Albino cat fishes are growing in the fish tank. The system is working well. My contact no. is 919387735697.…See More
13 hours ago
George replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"no sump.  the beds flood one at a time and then drain completely before the next bed floods. "
13 hours ago
Paul Trudeau added a discussion to the group Sacramento Aquaponics
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Sac AP folks: please support Urban Ag this Thursday

Hi all -I've been working with a bunch of groups under the umbrella of the Sac Urban Ag Coalition to pass Urban Ag ordinances in both the City and County of Sac.  A UAO would revise zoning codes, as has been done in many other jurisdictions around…See More
13 hours ago
Xpim replied to Xpim's discussion My First System - need advice :D
"Hi all! I've sorted my workplace issues for good! my boss decided to start a fight with me and attack me, more than once along the day so... the next day I tried to talk to him to find a way for me to quit without hassle for the company (and…"
14 hours ago
 

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