"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."
"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...
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
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"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
"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...
"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"
"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…"