"... "...a cap full of seaweed extract a day...a teaspoon of Fe-chelate per week..."?!?
If you don't mind me asking...how did you come to decide that those were the amounts that you should be dosing? "
Iron is a micro-nutrient and is only required in small amounts. The average for AP is 2ppm per system water volume. Adding too much can cause lockout for other minerals and even cause them to precipitate out of the system resulting in…"
"I'm in the Phoenix Arizona Desert area.
Regarding bright sunny days:
We must must use shade cloth during the summer months to keep the plants from burning leaves during the intense solar radiation between 10:00 and 4:00. I…"
Yes in theory you can dose with ammonia slowly increasing the amount to expand the bacteria. I don't think it will solve the nitrate problem with these types of plants though ( I can be wrong as i don't know all the system…"
I am having trouble keeping my ph up in my system. a little back ground on system 275 gal FT, 60 gal sump, three 3ft X 4ft GB. I have been cycling for about 2 weeks at first PH was a bit high 8 to 8.2 used a little PH down about 2oz and then left it alone it was about 7.6 on the 4th day. on fifth day 7.2 and thought I had it so I left it alone. 6th day it dropped to 6.6 but I did nothing. the 7th day the bottom fell out of the ph it was at 6 or less so I used PH up 1/2 tsp of each in kit it…See More
"Great, I was not sure if i could keep dosing with seaweed extract because I didnt want to harm the fish. I have noticed a little yellowing on my cucumbers and wondered if it was because they were not getting enough nutrients. I just…"
"This is the first stop for the newly generated seedlings. The raft bed is a room that is environmentally protected. The plants will remain here for about 2 weeks and then moved to the raft beds in the green house.
"Thanks for the update Paul.
I heat PVC and bend it too. I apply more heat to the outside of the bend.
You can actually see the PVC stretch as the bend is made.
How about an update on your system? Successes and "almost worked…"
"The plants are started here. The seedlings germinate and are allowed to grow for about 7 days. Then they are transferred into a float bed that is in with the fish tank room. This room is climate protected."
Hello all, I have my first system up and running. I want to say thanks for all of the information on this site. I have been really using it while setting up my system and thought itwas time to say thanks. It is an IBC tote and 6 half barrels and a sump. It is flood and drain 15 minutes on and 45 minutes off. I cycled it without fish and just now added 20 goldfish to make sure it is working OK while finding a source of fish.…See More