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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I don't have any special thoughts on them, other than that they store a lot of heat.  I wrote up the theory behind it here.  You might find some out there with a google search. I'm working on a PCM product that freezes at about…"
18 minutes ago
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
" I figure something like gravel would allow water to drain through as well in the event of a spill or leak. Not sure how it would be for walking. I'll have to keep asking around."
21 minutes ago
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"what are your thoughts about phase change materials?"
44 minutes ago
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I like the white gravel idea.  I've been kicking around in my head ways of covering a dark surface in the summer to avoid heat absorption.  That seems like the best one yet! You could use paint with some texture in it.…"
51 minutes ago
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Maybe just a thick layer non-toxic paint instead of dyed concrete."
55 minutes ago
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Jeremiah, I like the idea of dyed black concrete. I would hate sand and the resultant mess when there was moisture on the floor. I would probably be way more willing to put down an inch or so of some crushed white colored stone in the summer months.…"
1 hour ago
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"That makes sense.  The best surface for absorbing heat is something with high mass, such as concrete.  A bit of insulation with black-tinted concrete poured on top of it would absorb a lot of heat.  In summer you'd need some way…"
1 hour ago
Mr. Python posted a status
"4 times faster than everyone elses :)"
2 hours ago
Mr. Python posted a discussion

My 3 bed + 1 DWC system - Cape Town - South Africa

Hi there,As the title implies, I'm based in Cape Town - South Africa and I've learned some stuff in the last 7 weeks.I came across the concept of Aquaponics by accident, when I misread a thread title on the adventure biking forum I frequent. I was…See More
2 hours ago
Ria Follett posted a discussion

Water Quality Testing

After misplacing my API test chart, and often having problems working out my pH level from colors that are very similar I decided that there must be another way. I wondered if I can use my smartphone instead. I seem to be able to use my smartphone…See More
2 hours ago
Aquamaple left a comment for Tammy Resseguie
"Hello Tammy. I'm always happy to get to know more MI AP enthusiasts! Any time you want to chat, send me a PM."
3 hours ago
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Tammy, no I haven't started building yet. My broken ankle from JANUARY is STILL broken so it looks like this will be a project for next year. I just consider it an opportunity for more research :-)"
3 hours ago
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."
4 hours ago
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?"
4 hours 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. "
4 hours 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…"
4 hours ago

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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
6 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?"
6 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…"
6 hours ago
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