"It sounds like the composition of the sand is good (your vinegar test). 2-6mm seems a bit small to me, but you'll have to try it out and see what happens over time. It's good that your thinking so much about pre-filtering.
With all that…"
Hi,i recently, about a month ago started my small aquaponics system consisting of a 200 gallon IBC container having 150 tilapia fingerlings. due to non availability of water test kits around i cannot count the ammonia, nitrates and nitrite although…See More
I have been using an RV hose filter to remove chlorine from NYC tap water. Some are rated to last 50,000 gallons and they are in the $20 - $50 range. Useful when you don't have a tank to let your water sit or don't have the…"
I've been wrestling with an issue related to humidity with my plants.I am adding a plastic low tunnel over my grow beds this winter, which will make a big difference in energy savings by trapping all the heat and moisture escaping from the grow…See More
"It would be better for you to keep the 3/4 drain short as possible and let it drain into a larger drain pipe that takes the water back to the sump/ft. Looking at the setup above I would have one straight 4" or 3" drain that takes up the…"
"I usually don't worry about leaks in my system. When I install new piping there may be a drip from one or two joints. I observe that the bacteria in the system just seal it up on its own. I use glue or a screw to secure critical joints that are…"
"Yeah, see that's the whole quandary isn't it?
"Should be"..."lawyers talking" etc...etc...etc...
While that kind of stuff happens quite often, that that being, a company not hiring and paying for professional…"
"Thanks for the encouragement guys...and I'm in total agreement about the fish from China!
The white tilapia we had in 2013 were indeed, quite tasty...certainly better than store-bought! Made for really good fish burritos! We weren't aware…"
I agree with Jim and Rob. It takes alot of time to get things just right. I spend hours going over and over these guys info that they offer for free and what a blessing. These guys are the go to guys. I just got done building an SLO that…"
"i talked with a de chlorintor manufacturer on this subject.. he claimed the product wouldn't harm humans,, that it was a labeling thing..
the product with barely should be harmless.,, it should just be an extract..
federal labeling laws have…"
"I'm sure that API will tell you to not eat the fish. That's the lawyers talking. I, personally, would not worry. As long as the fish are for personal consumption everything should turn out fine.
ps: please let us know how tasty the fish…"