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Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Dirt gets muddy. I found that out this year. I laid some 18" tiles that I had on the ground to stay dry. Also I read somewhere that gravel will absorb heat during the day. Any kind of flooring should insulate from the ground to some extent."
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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Is there a reason you want to put in a floor, rather than just leaving the dirt exposed?"
27 minutes ago
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Hi Tammy, I live in a western Detroit suburb. Not to many aquaponics  enthusiasts around here. I've been at it for about a year. Getting ready to expand my GH. Looking for flooring recommendations. "
29 minutes ago
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"John, what were u able to grow last summer?  the only thing that's making it in my garden, really, r okra, sunflowers, and marigolds which while using them for pest contril ironically had white eggs on them. Matt, did your greenhouse…"
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Alex Veidel posted a discussion

Eggshells And Calcium

So, about eggshells......1) Eggshells are used as a pH buffer in aquaponics systems, but what does using eggshells bring your pH levels to? (assuming you're using an adequate amount)2) Does the pH need to be at or below a certain level in order for…See More
2 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Rob, Orchard netting doesn't seem to be filterish. How dense do you put it in the barrels to create a filter effect?"
2 hours ago
Carson Miller replied to Carson Miller's discussion Wooden Growbed Sealing/Suggestions
"Rob - thank you for your generous response! I have already installed the system with gravel, FRP board, and caulk, but would be interested in the duraskrim for when the caulk starts to leak.  If you can provide dimensions, I'd be happy to…"
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Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
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Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Hey Rob, perfect. I will plan for a final plate filter or polisher right before the DWC. Thank you as always!"
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Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
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Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"yes sir, gravity feed back to the FT  I installed a "polisher" (orchard netting in a 30 gallon tub) between my grow beds and raft.. works great, but needs to be cleaned now that its been in place for 2.5 years.. i would plan to clean…"
3 hours ago
Azoré H replied to Azoré H's discussion Pipe Glue
"Thank you jim, you are absolutely correct, that silicone does not work worth a crap...I will go ahead and use the regular pipe glue all around. Its going to be a few more weeks before I am completely up and running so by then the glue should be…"
5 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Perhaps Rob Nash can give you the best review. Sounds to me like you are doing it right. I am only a month into my DWC so I may run into the same problem. I eagerly await Rob's take on it. I am already seeing some build up on the bottom of my…"
6 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"G Mo, I am building the radial filters. Pretty simple to do. I just drilled my first hole in the barrel yesterday. You Tube is a wonderful/dangerous thing. I'm setting up the systems in my back yard to verify measurements and functionality…"
6 hours ago
G Mo commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Fish pond to grow beds to sump to dwc to sump to fish pond. "
7 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Danny's discussion Adding Fish and Plants in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Danny, I would do a search for those key words right in the search box above. They have all been covered in great depth on here. For example: Fish quantity to plant ratio"
7 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"G Mo, we can help more if you give a better description of your system flow. Do you have a clear water sump after the media beds? If so, that is the water to send to the DWC bed. If you are draining from the media beds back to the FT and then…"
7 hours ago
Rob Nash replied to Carson Miller's discussion Wooden Growbed Sealing/Suggestions
"the calk would be about 1/3 of the cost DuraSkrim liner.. i recommend putting your money toward the right purchase and be done with it...   heck.. i have that much liner laying around... im willing to send it to you for free, just to see…"
8 hours ago
Maggie Culver replied to Maggie Culver's discussion High pH expanded clay
"Thank you to all of you for your help!  I feel like such a "dummy" for not even knowing my water was so alkaline!  But I guess I'm in a better position to help others in the future having gone through this.  I will feed…"
9 hours ago
 

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