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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."
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"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…"
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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
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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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Brittany posted a discussion

Tilapia Fish

I'm relatively new at aquaponic farming, and am using tilapia.  How do I determine the weight of my tilapia?  I bought one thousand fingerlings and twenty breeders.Can the fingerlings be in the same tank as the breeders, or will they eat the eggs…See More
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"it's looking very good to me, apart my tomatoes are dying now i guess there's a fungus attacking. what shoud i do for the next tomato plant?"
juell seidel posted a discussion

Hot tub

Hey everybody I'm just starting a project and am looking at a hot tub that needs work so thinking that might be of some use for my fish. I live in colorado and would be able to keep the water from freezing. I think it could work any ideas would be…See More
Jeff S replied to Jeff Guykema's discussion IBC Tank Drain - Fish Screen in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I set up the same drain on my system with the same results. The fish went into the radial filter and then some made it to the GBs. I tried to put a screen in front of the IBC drain but couldn't get one to stay. Turns out the only fish that go…"
BK posted a photo

Fry from 3 births

Apologies for the way the ripples/reflections affect visibility. The newest fry are near the surface (all along the bottom half of the pic) and might be initially hard to see since the reflection catch the eye first. The older fry are at the bottom…
Jim Fisk commented on Chris " Wild Dog " S.'s photo


"LOL, and that's why I built our AP system in a 22x24' greenhouse. My wife loves our AP but she would never put up with this. You must be a bachelor!"
Jim Fisk commented on Chris " Wild Dog " S.'s photo


"Hey Wild Dog, you should really stop using aluminum in your system. Highly reactive and very sketchy in terms of fish and human health. Loads of info point to the heavy use of aluminum cookware over the past 50-60 years resulting in the huge rise in…"
Jim Fisk replied to Jeff Guykema's discussion IBC Tank Drain - Fish Screen in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Jeff, use that as a drain as it was intended and make a proper SLO. Problem solved."


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    Tilapia Fish

    Started by Brittany in Fish Topics. Last reply by Pam DeLong 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

    Potassium Bicarbonate not working

    Started by Cliff Lewis in Water Topics 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Hot tub

    Started by juell seidel in Basic and Useful Info yesterday. 0 Replies

    Help identify this on my tomato plants

    Started by Charles Cherry in Plant Topics. Last reply by Pam DeLong on Sunday. 1 Reply

    System Introduction

    Started by Michael Brooks in Member System Introductions. Last reply by Jeff S on Saturday. 9 Replies

    Pest problem

    Started by BK in Plant Topics. Last reply by BK on Saturday. 2 Replies

    What deficiency is this?

    Started by Larry Miller in Plant Topics. Last reply by Larry Miller on Friday. 7 Replies


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