"Same exact principle as dwc rafts, roots are always in running water. It's typically referred to as NFT. I have found that I can turn off the water to my pipes at night to save a bit of energy and reduce heat loss and the plants have plenty of…"
"Vlad is right. I always get the 2 names mixed up LOL. The first time I ordered Potassium Hydroxide I ordered Sodium Hydroxide instead. Thankfully I didn't use it in my tank. It does make a great drain cleaner though.lol"
"You really don't want to use NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) to raise pH. If hydroxides are to be your choice base...then Potassium Hydroxide (also called "lye", so it gets confusing) would be the way to go...
on your water paarmeters...
"so far still no babies. hopefully soon.
we did find another female crawfish in the sump that had berries so we put into a separate part of the sump and will be moving her soon to another small aquarium as soon as get it.. lol"
"Good luck keeping those 6 beds filling and draining in concert (your desired staggered times) long term...and consistently. IMO you are better off using an indexing valve and a repeat cycle timer.
That way you wont need a 450 to 500 gallon sump…"
I live in Palm Desert, California and I would like to start an aquaponic vegetable garden in my side yard that gets 3-4 hours of direct sun (noon - 2pm or so. but bright most of the day. Palm Desert is very hot in the summer and warm in winter:A few…See More
"Your grow beds hold almost 988 gallons 60% of which is displaced by media. Leaving 395 gallons of water capacity if all beds were to fill at the same time. That is a minimum needed so also take into consideration that you need enough water left in…"