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Cliff Lewis replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
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Cliff Lewis replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
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Cliff Lewis replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
"Before I started messing with it, my plants looked anemic and ph was 8.5 and would drop sometimes to 7.5 between day and night, research lead me down this road.  Plants are doing well (different plants).  But leaving it alone is not out of…"
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George replied to Alan's discussion Recirculating Systems. Why do we pump water 24/7
"In my flood and drain system, each bed floods twice per day.  Aeration in the tank runs 24/7."
8 hours ago
George replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
"Any chance you have a leak?  That seems like a lot of water loss."
8 hours ago
Michael Osman replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"Awesome! I've only done research so far... The property I planned to put it on hasn't worked out... But I've got other plans and hope to start soon. From what I've seen, a 2 foot deep, gravel floor helps with keeping the…"
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Jeff S replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
"While bicarbonates create a buffer to slow swings in pH they also slow any modifications you are trying to make. You may keep adding things to raise or lower you pH and nothing happens then when it does it's drastic and you have to go in the…"
9 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Alan's discussion Recirculating Systems. Why do we pump water 24/7
"Good thought as long as you don't need the extra circulation time to allow your bacteria more time to break down the ammonia and don't have a waste build up. Some systems have timers on the pump to regulate flood and drain. I think Tilapia…"
9 hours ago
Jeff S replied to juell seidel's discussion Hot tub
"While it's nice to use what you have an IBC tank might be more practical long term. Lots of info out there on the how to's and would probably use less space in a greenhouse than a hot tub. I use IBCs for fish and grow beds. Simple…"
9 hours ago
Alan posted a discussion

Recirculating Systems. Why do we pump water 24/7

Hi, I've been thinking a lot recently about our general assumption that we need to circulate our systems 24/7. After all plants do not take up nutrients in the dark. So they do not need moving water at night. Which leaves us with the fish. They also…See More
10 hours ago
Deborah M Espie replied to Michael Osman's discussion Wallipini
"happily, glad you are pouring concrete. We are in a lot of rock, we are digging holes to set sonotube concrete forms for posts...."
12 hours ago
David replied to Cliff Lewis's discussion Potassium Bicarbonate not working
"Brief reply from my phone. Leave it alone! There's no reason to add so much to your system. I have channel cats in an IBC and I rarely add anything but water and occasionally some maxcrop with iron. My GH is almost 300 and KH less than 20. Fish…"
12 hours ago
juell seidel replied to juell seidel's discussion Hot tub
"thanks David I think this will hold 2 or 3 hundred gallons. It's pretty big. I found a green house today so will have to start thinking about grow beds also. "
12 hours ago
David replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"I agree and it is important. Worms and bugs of many sorts are included as they are scavengers. I'm sure Purina Aquamax 400 isn't on their normal menu, yet they get it everyday. "
15 hours ago
David replied to Don Cole's discussion Is there a comprehensive chart that lists the "normal" range for the different water tests.
"Great discussion and information here. Thank you to all. As my small backyard system matures, I find myself curious about testing for different minerals as discussed here. I use an API Pondmaster test kit for the basic "keep your fish…"
15 hours ago
Laurence Hutchinson replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"What is the natural diet of catfish, you should know as you are keeping them, surely their welfare is important to you? "
15 hours ago
David replied to Alan's discussion FAO Booklet Detailed hobby kits and stuff
"I have this publication. It has a lot of good information from government sources. Definitely worth reading, and FREE!"
15 hours ago
David replied to LG Mushrooms's discussion Tilapia? Shipped? Oregon?
"I recommend tilapiasource.com. Especially if you want high quality with both male and female for breeding. A mixed shipment is about $.75 per fish, I think and shipping (overnight air) is about $75. I just received an order of 50 mixed fish for…"
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David replied to Laurence Hutchinson's discussion Producing the natural food for the fish species.
"My catfish love red wiggler worms and earthworms. I raise worms in separate beds. I also plan to raise crickets, and I just read a thread on this forum about raising maggots for fish."
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