"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"