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David replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"I agree and it is important. Worms and bugs of many sorts are included as they are scavengers. I'm sure Purina Aquamax 400 isn't on their normal menu, yet they get it everyday. "
2 hours ago
David replied to Don Cole's discussion Is there a comprehensive chart that lists the "normal" range for the different water tests.
"Great discussion and information here. Thank you to all. As my small backyard system matures, I find myself curious about testing for different minerals as discussed here. I use an API Pondmaster test kit for the basic "keep your fish…"
2 hours ago
Laurence Hutchinson replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"What is the natural diet of catfish, you should know as you are keeping them, surely their welfare is important to you? "
2 hours ago
David replied to Alan's discussion FAO Booklet Detailed hobby kits and stuff
"I have this publication. It has a lot of good information from government sources. Definitely worth reading, and FREE!"
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David replied to LG Mushrooms's discussion Tilapia? Shipped? Oregon?
"I recommend Especially if you want high quality with both male and female for breeding. A mixed shipment is about $.75 per fish, I think and shipping (overnight air) is about $75. I just received an order of 50 mixed fish for…"
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David replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"My catfish love red wiggler worms and earthworms. I raise worms in separate beds. I also plan to raise crickets, and I just read a thread on this forum about raising maggots for fish."
3 hours ago
David replied to juell seidel's discussion Hot tub
"My brother started his system in his little used spa. It worked great until he decided to go bigger. No need to change the plumbing unless you want to use a solids lift overflow (SLO) drain. That is my preference but depending on your growbed and…"
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Rick Budzinski joined SW's group

Free Fingerlings for Aquapons

A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them. Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!See More
6 hours ago
Rick Budzinski replied to Justin's discussion Omaha Nebraska area in the group Free Fingerlings for Aquapons
"Do you have any fingerlings left???"
6 hours ago
Christian Richards replied to Todd Sakai's discussion Is it ok to restrict flow from your pump with a ball valve?
"It really depends on your pump. Mag-drive pumps deal with this better than other pumps. You just have to be careful you don't burn out your motor by restricting that flow. An alternative is to split the line with a return to the sump and you…"
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Brittany left a comment for Pam DeLong
"Oh, I have no green thumb whatsoever.  I've though about getting just a tiny system in my apartment or something, but I don't have the space to have a bigger system."
8 hours ago
Pam DeLong left a comment for Brittany
"Welcome, Brittany! I understand you are doing some research for your boss, but if you are into gardening at all, there's the chance you could get addicted to AP!  "
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Pam DeLong replied to Brittany's discussion Tilapia Fish
"I only weigh my fish when harvesting...I use a small fisherman's pocket scale. After a while, you'll be able to give a rough guesstimate based on size/appearance. My 13-inch fish are about 1.5 lbs before cleaning. What is your set up for…"
8 hours ago
Todd Sakai posted a discussion

Is it ok to restrict flow from your pump with a ball valve?

So i've heard that its not a good idea to throttle your pump output with a valve. That being said the Pondmaster im considering is oversized and does not have adjustable flow, so im wondering how i regulate flow into my FT and Growbed so that my…See More
9 hours ago
Cliff Lewis posted a discussion

Potassium Bicarbonate not working

HelloMy question pertains to controlling kh. I was given my set up last February and have learned from just reading and doing. Before summer, I was easily able to control my kh at 6 and ph at 7 with potassium bicarbonate and muriatic acid, a couple…See More
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