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Cris Meeks replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"Thanks for the clarification George.  That would be pretty easy to accomplish with something like a swirl filter in a larger system.  Right now my largest is a 30 gallon & I'm thinking something like a canister poly pad to handle…"
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Jeff S replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"Nitrates don't particularly affect the fish, or so I've been told. Mine seem OK. While water changes shouldn't be necessary with aquaponics when water levels are questionable I don't waste water but use it on compost bins and…"
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Cris Meeks replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"Jeff, I've seen several comments like yours referring to high nitrate levels in their tanks.  I've always felt that any level over 20 ppm is unacceptable for a healthy fish tank.  I don't hear about water changes very often…"
48 minutes ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Don't know exactly what to tell you.  I am rather confident that temporarily hooking it up backwards won't hurt it, but I am not sure.  Sorry, not sure.You might have to hook up the 110 power.  Get the stc-1000 running with…"
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Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"I don't have a true volt meter. The only gizmo I have is this thing (see pic). When wall wart is plugged into my kitchen electrical outlet, both wires show as "live" (meter lights up?) ."
1 hour ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Sorry, you will just need to put a volt meter on it and find which end is positive.  It should say on the back of the plastic housing, but I always just check with a volt meter"
1 hour ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Thanks Steve! BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PSU WIRING? Which one is hot? The one with or without the white writing on wire? Hope you understand my question?"
1 hour ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Looks good to me.  Nice work"
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Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Here you go... This one is pic is better. And what about the PSU wiring question regarding what's what."
1 hour ago
StevedNETN replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Looks good.  would you shoot one more picture from another angle, the 110 volt blacks are a bit hard to follow in the picture.  Think you have it though "
1 hour ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion URGENT - Please Help with Electrical Inline Water Heater with Temperature Controller
"Steve and Pieter, Well, I think I'm done, but I have an important question that needs to be addressed, but I'll get to that later. For verification purposes I've left the ssr outside of gang box for ease of inspection. Also, I…"
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George replied to Cris Meeks's discussion To filter or not to filter, that is the question...
"When solids are removed post fish tank, they contain nutrients.  Sometimes those solids are drained to another container and aerated, then allowed to settle and the water is pumped or drained back to the aquaponics system.  This is…"
18 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Aquaman's discussion rate of calcium hydroxide for increasing pH
"I use potassium hydroxide and garden lime (separately) to raise pH. The lime provides calcium. It you have a smaller system you might want to use carbonates to better buffer the system but for larger systems the hydroxides are easier to make…"
20 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Wee Tze tye's discussion pH and Nutrient Deficiency
"pH should be max 7.0 for plants and fish preferably 6.5.  Potassium Carbonate will raise your pH. I would use potassium Phosphate as my first choice Careful with the iron. It will darken your water."
20 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Brady Lamprecht's discussion Asking for Review of Aquaponics System Design
"Nice job with the sketchup. I've been using it too but not quite as involved as you have. First I would not use the IBC tank drain to feed your filter, if that's what you're doing. I did that and wound up re-plumbing it later to a SLO…"
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