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Brent Shafer replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
" my research suggests that 15 min fill/drain cycles for 10 inch water level media/rock beds is the target to achieve optimum nutrient/oxygen ratios. "
4 minutes ago
Jeff S replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
"I don't think it matters how long it takes to fill your bed as long as the siphon works and  your FT cycles at least once per hour. The simplest way to address multiple GBs is with a large enough sump to eliminate any problems."
15 minutes ago
Brent Shafer replied to John Brock's discussion DIY Friendly Aquaponics
"1st thought is floating raft system def will not "filter" solids like a media bed system. so your external filter IS needed. You have great pH and chem levels -- My suggestion would be to look at an in line swirl filter and/or a biofilter…"
15 minutes ago
George replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Comments on "Rules of Thumb" document
"check your PH (properly) and raise it if low - you might want to get an API test kit so that you can determine if your system has cycled. give it a few months"
51 minutes ago
Zach posted a status
"thanks John, will look into them."
1 hour ago
Brent Shafer replied to Arwen Vaughan's discussion Carbonate Buildup on Media
"I have some on my media, but i dont worry about it.   The water test kit shows in line with where I want to be. If you are "digging" in your beds are you cleaning them out and letting them re-cycle? how big are your beds and FT?"
3 hours ago
john mcdougal replied to Zach's discussion swirl tank or no swirl tank
"i have used red wigglers for 2 years works good"
3 hours ago
Brent Shafer replied to John Brock's discussion pH Test Issue
"Okay -- just looked at your probe link!!  "
3 hours ago
Brent Shafer replied to John Brock's discussion pH Test Issue
"strange ?? I have used both digital and chemical testing and gotten strange results with digital when the battery was low. and I have used high end digital testers  which require the probe to be moist 100% of the time. Could the probe on your…"
3 hours ago
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Zach replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Comments on "Rules of Thumb" document
"Sylvia what am I doing wrong? Started a few weeks ago and made some changes, bought too many fish to start but did that knowing I would loose some. was down to one, bought 3 more as I also enlarged my system bed a little. Started in my 8 foot by 10…"
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John Brock posted discussions
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john mcdougal posted a status
"growing tomatoes cukes and lettuces"
11 hours ago
Zach replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion Comments on "Rules of Thumb" document
"is a swirl tank needed? or will it reduce the bacteria your trying to get started? I am looking to use a 50 gallon patio tote as my fish tank, and need to figure out what size bed I could use."
13 hours ago
Rex Follett commented on Rex Follett's blog post A Preliminary Study of Microbial Water Quality Related to Food Safety in Recirculating Aquaponic Fish and Vegetable Production Systems
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James Bhatch commented on JoAnne Bell's event Introduction to Homesteading
"Hi Joanne, wish I could attend, unfortunately, Cape Town, South Africa,,is way too far. Wish we had more events over here,,Africa needs 'Food Security' ideas!!"
22 hours ago
 

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    Started by John Brock in Aquaponic Discussions. Last reply by Brent Shafer 15 minutes ago. 1 Reply

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    Started by Sylvia Bernstein in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by George 51 minutes ago. 66 Replies

    Carbonate Buildup on Media

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    swirl tank or no swirl tank

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    Gold or Green Algae

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