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Phil Slaton commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
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Bill Tyson posted a discussion

PH level of new system

I started the cycling 6 weeks ago for my 100gal aquaponics system. Things were going well at first with the ammonia level dropping to 0, but the PH went down to 6 or lower. I then added crushed coral that was filtered through a bag and the ammonia…See More
47 minutes ago
Jeremiah Robinson commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Hey Phil, you can spray your own. Most lumberyards have kits.  Just make sure to wear a tyvek suit and quality mask :)"
56 minutes ago
Phil Slaton commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Don't forget to put the foam board on the bottom between the IBC and its pallet.   Also I am going to look for an insulation contractor that installs spray insulation and forget the board just have the sides sprayed .. except use the board…"
1 hour ago
David L. Eisenbrandt posted a discussion

Gasket material

I am using 1.5 PVC.  What can I use for gasket for Ibc  tank?See More
1 hour ago
Jeremiah Robinson commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"HI Jeff, my thought is that you should glue 2" foam board to the IBC, and then spray Great Stuff in the corners where the foam doesn't touch."
1 hour ago
Jeff S commented on Jeremiah Robinson's group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"I'm in the process of putting my IBC sump in the ground. Anyone have suggestions about the best way to insulate it? I'm going for keeping it warm in the winter. I often wonder why folks with overheating water problems don't put their…"
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Leo White Bear replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"For one thing, your ammonia is WAY too high.  Try to keep the level between 3 - 4ppm, do not exceed 5ppm.  With the ammonia at this level you are actually inhibiting the growth of bacteria.  You will see some trace of Nitrites but…"
3 hours ago
Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
" Phil,  thank you for the information.  As you can tell I am in the information gathering stage and appreciate your help. "
3 hours ago
Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Vlad,  Thank you.  I will do that. Just checked the tap water in the kitchen with my Taylor pool kit and once again the color is lighter than the lowest reading which is 7.0 on the tube.  Thanks for the information and perspective.…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Mike - so it seems that you have your head wrapped around why you wouldn't want to add fish at a time when ammonia is 6ppm, nitrites are starting make a showing, and pH is unknown. Keep that line of thinking. Rain water is pretty soft and…"
4 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Prior to AquaLife Complete, no single water conditioner did the best job of relieving stress, removing chlorine, removing ammonia, and could be used for emergency ammonia or nitrite removal. AquaLife Complete has changed everything. Make no…"
4 hours ago
Suzanne Hayes posted a discussion

Pulling plants

I am currently loosing the battle in my beds against aphids, thrips and spider mites.  Although I have tried both biologicals and sprays, I am too the point where I am thinking about pulling most if not all of my plants.My question is will that hurt…See More
4 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Go buy about  50 feeder goldfish ... about $.25 cents each.  Toss them in that tank and get their poop in the system.  If some die, get them out of the tank right away so that the ammonia level does not go up.  Get some Aqualife…"
4 hours ago
Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Beginner water questions in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Vlad - Makes sense about the PH.  I tested the tap water and got the same reading(color).  Most of the water in the tank is rain water and that also tested the same.  I thought the PH solution might be bad but when I used the PH test…"
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Sokota Ireland commented on Steve R's photo
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"sweet! I will have to look into dual root zone...... any suggested resources? "
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Steve R commented on Steve R's photo
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"It is aquaponics my friend. Its a setup called a dual root zone. Those particular ones are blue hash. "
10 hours ago
Sokota Ireland commented on Steve R's photo
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"Pretty for sure, but not aquaponic! What strain? "
10 hours ago
Moe replied to Moe's discussion depth of IBC Grow Bed
"George, What method of draining you use, how do you not have a sumb?  where do you drain to? Thanks  "
10 hours ago
 

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