"Def normal to have to add water -- lots of evap from low humidity --10% not unusual. Not sure how to answer your other question except generally all the beds will eventually cycle together, occasionally, so your sump tank and FT need to be able to…"
"Thx Jim for the info. Some of this i had started but just didn't get it done in time. Im looking fwd to killing this next yr lol I just added four more grow beds so I have a total of 8 now cant wait to get fired up again Thx for all your help…"
"Here in So Cal I'm paying $3.35 each for fingerlings. They are pretty good size (4-6") and very pretty Blue Channel Cats, but I am more interested in delicious than pretty. Next time around maybe I'll see if I can get them shipped…"
"How have you set up the discharge cycle. They should not all fill together, or drain together.
5 beds on a fifteen minute cycle. Each bed needs to start draining 3 minutes after the last bed.
How big are your beds/sump tanks."
"Wow, that sounds like a good price. Here in So Cal I'm paying $3.35 each for fingerlings. They are pretty gpood size (4-6") and very pretty Blue Channel Cats, but I am more interested in delidious than pretty. Next time around maybe…"
So I set up my system last December 2014 and I was "cycling" initially just by circulating water for a couple of weeks. I added some lettuce, basil, brussel sprouts and onions in the growbeds with a sprinkle of spinach seed. Then I started adding…See More
"Thanks Jim for the pic. I have been thinking about something like this for a bigger system I'm going to build this Summer. The cost of copper and an exchanger was somewhat of a deterrent but seems like CPVC works just fine. "
"3000 ladybugs did a splendid job of clearing up our whitefly infestation in our 24x24 GH. I ordered 1500 but after 2 weeks lost in the mail the vendor sent another 1500 and of course they BOTH arrived on the same day 3 weeks later. The original box…"
"Arthur, KISS. The little pump sits in the sump and pumps sump water. It heats about 2500g of system water. If you used say copper at great expense these days, then you would need a heat exchanger in the sump but I try and keep it simple and…"
Join us for the 1st Commercial Aquaponics Training at Austin Aquaponics! Learn the Trade Secrets and Custom Designs with Experienced Professionals with over 25 Years of Collective Experience!Course Description This training will provide you with a…See More
"Also does anyone know how to calculate how many ft of NFT pipe beds you can have for any given amount of media grow beds?
Since the media grow beds are the bio filters for the fish water before you can run it through the NFT pipes, how many feet of…"