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Jeff S replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"I just re-read over your post and noticed your cycle times. The rule of thumb is to cycle your fish tank at least once an hour to keep the water clean and oxygenated. I don't know a thing about Blue Gill but I assume…"
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Bill Edmonds posted a discussion

Continue cycling or start over?

Ok, guys, here's the scenario...started my micro system just to get acquainted with aquaponics Jan 21. 10 gal aquarium with two feeder goldfish that has been neglected for months and about 1 cu ft grow bed. Lost one fish to the pump and almost lost…See More
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Cycling Questions

Hello everyone!I'm hoping to get some information/advice on my cycling experience so far.  Here's the basic layout:300 gallon fish tank100 gallon clarifying tank100 sq foot DWC (roughly 12" deep)250 gallon sump **I'm planning to add some nft and…See More
2 hours ago
Deborah M Espie posted a discussion

Mineralization/DeGas Tank for a CHOP2 system

I have alot of solids building up, feeding rainbow trout heavily for growth and so I can get all grobeds incorporated into system (long story, if you want it, ask) Currently 3 of 5 grobeds are planted, whole system is healthy right now.Anyway lots…See More
2 hours ago
Gene Parbst replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"Welcome Yaacov Levi, nice to see another Michigander getting their feet wet!  I'm definitely looking forward to organic produce; better taste, less expensive and the satisfaction of know where it comes from.  The other day I…"
5 hours ago
Gene Parbst replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Thanks Safwat, It's going to be more useful this summer if I'm running low on Ammonia.  I've never done AP, HP or PP and not sure how much ammonia I'll be using, but I want to grow a big garden!  I think its incredible…"
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DRZ Cucumber, Pepper, Lemon Balm, Dill

"Thanks Alex...me too. Hoping to have some with the cucumbers. Last time we tried to grow cukes in the store they got PM (powdery mildew) since it's so humid in here...I've been using that potassium silicate that you picked up from us to…"
6 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"The only thing I've bought from a hydro store are the expanded clay mainly because of shipping weight. Most everything else (except plumbing) I get online. Hardware and plumbing come from the big box stores. I'm in the Detroit area so…"
6 hours ago
Safwat Zaki replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Thanks Gene for sharing your experience. This is a great achievements and makes the process faster!"
8 hours ago
Rob Torcellini posted a video

Big Storm = Big Cleanup

There's always some cleanup work to do after a large snow storm. Snow works great at insulating the greenhouse, but it blocks too much light. A few hours of ...
8 hours ago
Gene Parbst replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"The soy flour that contains urease enzyme is kept in the frig, 40F.  The urease aged humonia is 70F.  At first I was heating the 64oz of test water to 85F, but found it makes no difference from the 45F from the tap.  The test ammonia…"
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Gene Parbst replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Day 5 urease aged humonia: Ammonia production is about finished.  Today it was 16 drops to get 4ppm ammonia in 64oz of water.  Same as Vlad's aged humonia!  I'll test one more day, it may go a little more.  I started a…"
8 hours ago
Alex Rachner replied to Alex Rachner's discussion small scale deep water cultures.
"Ok good to know! Thanks"
8 hours ago
Yaacov Levi replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion Small System Client Build
" Very nicely done !  The results prove out the system.  Jake"
10 hours ago
Yaacov Levi replied to Justin Nutt's discussion Recommendation for Fish
"The bigger  the tank the better all around.  Species of fish is wide open for you, Tilapia will do well, but flavor is 'light', some say almost tasteless, with your climate you have an excellent list to choose from. Myself I…"
11 hours ago
Yaacov Levi replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"Thanks Jeff I am looking forward to it. Its been too long since I got my fingers wet. A lot more products available now then even a few years ago. I am debating two small systems, using the 4' by4' grow beds, each with a stock tank.…"
11 hours ago
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Alex Rachner's discussion small scale deep water cultures.
"Plants do need an oxygen supply for their roots, with proper aeration of the fish tank you should be fine."
17 hours ago
Paul Smith replied to Ben Elliott's discussion An attempt at Aquaponics in a lake
"Hi,I have been growing floating baskets of plants on my fish pond with Great Success.  The difference is, I treat the baskets as wicking beds rather than try to do straight aquaponics.  I use soil and some extra plant nutrients in my…"
19 hours ago
 

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