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Jack Dunbar commented on Max Waghorne's blog post Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system
"Hey Max. I just watched your last video... Nice looking setup. Have you been keeping track of your electric bill? I'm just kind of curious as I'm finding that this hobby is a bit pricey. I look forward seeing your next setup."
42 minutes ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Hey there Robbie, Since I actually am a bit dyslexic...that would probably be me :) Displacement would leave room for about 38% water...and not the other way around.  So a 160 gallon sump (using an indexing valve) would be plenty... If you…"
59 minutes ago
Max Waghorne posted a blog post

Getting ready to set up my 2nd aquaponic system

I have purchased a 100 Gallon rubbermaid stock tank and 5 buckets with net pot lids. I am going to stock the pond with about 10-15 Blue tilapia and be growing tomato plants in my basement.  I am excited about this new system, and I will post further…See More
59 minutes ago

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JoAnne Bell replied to Pete's discussion Bunch of newbie questions.
"Hi Pete!   This is a tricky place to grow. Here's why:   In theory, given the limited number of hours of direct light on plants, you'd want to grow shade or cooler weather plants. These are plants that thrive in bright, indirect…"
1 hour ago
Max Waghorne posted a video

Basement Aquaponics Update 2

An update on my basement aquaponic system. Hope you guys had a Happy Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays!
1 hour ago
Rob Torcellini commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Eastford, CT."
1 hour ago
Robert Vinson replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Hey Vlad, Robbie here not sure why it says Robert. One of us must be having a dyslexic moment. I was sure clay displaced more only leaving 38% available for water. Regardless all the math we each did is correct and I agree that this size of a system…"
1 hour ago
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David Lindstrom commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Hey Max.  Just saw your video.  Looks great.  I'm in Wolcott.  I just started my set up this January.  My basement looks like yours.. I'm doing an IBC tote for the fish and Cement trays for the beds.  I might…"
2 hours ago
philip Lau Wai-chung commented on philip Lau Wai-chung's album

Hydroponic System

"I have joining the Hydroponic system Exhibition it locaed at Hong Kong"
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Gene Parbst replied to Gene Parbst's discussion after aged humonia reaches 9+ ph does it continue to produce ammonia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Day 3 urease aged humonia: its still making ammonia, today it was 24 drops to get 4ppm ammonia in 64oz.  Vlad's figures for ammonia in fully aged humonia are 16.6 drops to get 4ppm in 64oz of water.  Only another day or two and the…"
3 hours ago
Max Waghorne commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"I live in Fairfield CT"
7 hours ago
Averan replied to ricardo restrepo-castaño's discussion Strawberries
"Same exact principle as dwc rafts, roots are always in running water. It's typically referred to as NFT. I have found that I can turn off the water to my pipes at night to save a bit of energy and reduce heat loss and the plants have plenty of…"
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David Lindstrom commented on K Schreiber's group New England Aquaponics
"Anyone from CT in this group?"
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New England Aquaponics

A group for New England Aquapons to meet and discuss our uniquely New England challenges.
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Jeff S replied to Bill Edmonds's discussion My "Micro" system
"Vlad is right. I always get the 2 names mixed up LOL. The first time I ordered Potassium Hydroxide I ordered Sodium Hydroxide instead. Thankfully I didn't use it in my tank. It does make a great drain cleaner though.lol"
14 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Bill Edmonds's discussion My "Micro" system
"You really don't want to use NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) to raise pH. If hydroxides are to be your choice base...then Potassium Hydroxide (also called "lye", so it gets confusing) would be the way to go... on your water paarmeters... Is…"
16 hours ago
MikeH replied to MikeH's discussion My tilapia are breeding on their own, whats next.?
"so far still no babies. hopefully soon. we did find another female crawfish in the sump that had berries so we put into a separate part of the sump and will be moving her soon to another small aquarium as soon as get it.. lol"
16 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to David Jones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Good luck keeping those 6 beds filling and draining in concert (your desired staggered times) long term...and consistently. IMO you are better off using an indexing valve and a repeat cycle timer. That way you wont need a 450 to 500 gallon sump…"
16 hours ago
 

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