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"My 'growbed' is undersized for the system capacity, so I added a couple knocked together towers to increase media surface area.
There are 4 of these now, made from 4" vinyl fence and filled with red lava rock. The tower bottoms…"
Day 6 urease aged humonia: Today there is no change in the ammonia produced from urease aged humonia. It tested the same as day 5: 16 drops in 64oz of water got 4ppm ammonia. 3x urease aged humonia Day 1: I started a 2nd 32oz test batch of urease…See More
its been a while since I posted any news... I actually don't have any...
the system is going "fine"
and I'm doing some work around the house...
I still need to tweak around the system... there are a few details I have to…"
"Thanks John. Yes, basically what I did was add pump and grow bed to an existing aquarium that's been established (and neglected) for about a year. I have been interested in aquaponics for a couple years and I just retired so I jumped in. A…"
"3 sumps, 700 gallon system. Not familiar with SLO. The system is very light on fish, less than half capacity, but bc of our goals, and the fish, I cannot add more fish at this time. That's why feeding heavy so I can fill my…"
"The presence of Nitrates indicates that your system is already cycled - although for this to happen in a week is unusual. Nitrates don't show up without the bacteria unless your water is contaminated. Did you get a used aquarium with…"
"11 days is very early in the cycling process, it can take up to 3-6 weeks to see the Nitrite spike. The hardest part about cycling is being patient.
I recommend getting a hose water filter for your chlorimine problem."
"Mineralization and declassification are two different tanks in the UVI system. Your mineralization tank is filled with kaldnes K1 media for the bacteria to colonize and is aerated, while the degas tank comes after the mineralization tank which is…"
"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…"
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