I have a 600 gallon system and have nitrates as high as the API test will register. Ammonia is .25 and pH is around 6. The dissolved solids are 1700ppm. I know I can reduce fish food and add more plants to resolve these issues as a long term fix…See More
"Place a ball valve on the bed that floods faster and slow it down. The other beds should speed up since they will be getting more water. My pump pumps faster than I want so I divert half the water back through the beds rather than dumping back into…"
" I agree with David on the insulation techniques. I have done the water heater elements and they work but I had problems with leaks to the wiring. I bought a 1000 watt Paint Bucket Heater and it worked flawlessly.…"
"1: I don't think it will create any more problems other than one growbed getting better supply of nutrients and the plants doing better than the others.
2: I don't know that there is a "best" rate. My smaller 1/2 barrel beds fill…"
"I have solar electric, so I built a 1500 watt electric heater for my 300 gallon IBC system. I have my IBC wrapped with 2" Styrofoam and the 100 gallon sump wrapped with fiberglass batts. I used a water heater element with a simple…"
I am looking for Tyler area ap operations where I might be able to visit to get a better concept of elements of successful operations and disasters to avoid. I live north of Lufkin and have not been able to identify any ap operations in this area. …See More
Hi guysI'm new to aquaponics. Recently setup a system with two growbeds serviced by one pump.A few basic questions:1. My one growbed floods and drains at about 3 times the speed of the other. Is this acceptable or can it create imbalances and…See More
"One thing you might want to try as a way to get rid of the eggs/fry getting into your grow beds is to put a few goldfish in the tank with your tilapia. The goldfish I have are voracious when it comes to mosquto larva, tilapia eggs or fry, and i have…"
Met gemak sal net tonnel plastiek dan vervang met veselglas plate. Die rede hoekom ek PVC gebruik het is reeds vir sterkte sowel as roes met mosselbaai weer in gedagte die suidooster kan lekker waai daar op die kop. Ons plan is reeds…"
"Thanks, that's where I got them.
I had bought 200. I hadn't had too much loss except when I lost air to a tank. Then the ones that decided to jump out at night when I forgot to close the lid.
I bought 200 fish. They were roughly graded. I…"