"Here's an update. I'm out of town or I would post a few pictures.
I'm still using the setup. It's still working great. It keeps the water in the tank at a constant temperature. I did upgrade to a 40…"
I have been following this discussion and was going to set something up like this until I saw how much water pressure is needed to make it work. I live in Michigan and suffered last year (as did everyone) trying to heat my…"
"And the Lord said, "let there be light (and heat)"...
Many thanks to those of you who took the time to offer your assistance - very much appreciated!
To be honest, I was initially intimidated by all the steps involved, looking not unlike…"
I read your replys about building an on demand water heater. I live in the northeast and I have been searching for a solution to my problem of heating the greenhouse and heating the fish tank water in an economical way. Could you send me a…"
have been a gardener for years, hardscape for a job, fish and soon to hunt for my meat. I used to watch the fish tank for hours after work, fall asleep and wake up with a stiff neck and a sleeping leg. Sitting in my chair one day staring at the fish…See More
"I would consider starting by testing the general & carbonate hardness of your water, both the source & your current tank water. If you live in an area with water that is hard (ie high in minerals, usually Calcium or Magnesium but it…"
"Okay, if I understood you correctly, the PSU neutral is on ssr port -4 and hot wire on ssr port +3.... Right? If so, still no power to plug. Here's a pic.
Also does it matter if I didn't break the little tabs on either hot or neutral on…"
"Okay, so I'm coming at this more from the aquaculture side (and as a practicing veterinarian) and there are some species such as tilapia & bettas that can tolerate more nitrates than others but the key word here is "tolerate".…"
I switched out PSU to the Palm model (one I was told to use in the first place) as the Palm model has silver wire (hot) and insulated white (neutral). Got everthing hooked up...
The STC is working, but the plug isn't. I have a…"
"Thanks for the clarification George. That would be pretty easy to accomplish with something like a swirl filter in a larger system. Right now my largest is a 30 gallon & I'm thinking something like a canister poly pad to handle…"
"Nitrates don't particularly affect the fish, or so I've been told. Mine seem OK. While water changes shouldn't be necessary with aquaponics when water levels are questionable I don't waste water but use it on compost bins and…"
"Jeff, I've seen several comments like yours referring to high nitrate levels in their tanks. I've always felt that any level over 20 ppm is unacceptable for a healthy fish tank. I don't hear about water changes very often…"
"Don't know exactly what to tell you. I am rather confident that temporarily hooking it up backwards won't hurt it, but I am not sure. Sorry, not sure.You might have to hook up the 110 power. Get the stc-1000 running with…"