I wouldn't worry about consuming these fish as long as you give them time with the new feed. What will happen is their system will purge after a few weeks and they will be good to go into the pan. As long as the…"
I see your thoughts and I agree absolutely. What does one do to a hot bowl of soup to cool it down? They blow on it. With the fan blowing across the surface of the water, just this action will cool it down. …"
"Thanks Jim, I have ordered some food that will be safe...but my question is more about what to do now that they've been eating it for a couple months.
Any idea whether I'll be able to eat them if I wait a while? Let whatever it is that…"
"I live in Arizona. I have a 1500 gallon system of which the largest volume is my 700 Gallon Fish Tank. Currently with an outside air temperature of 112 Deg my water is 78-81 Degrees. I simply keep the sun off my tank and have a variable speed Fan…"
With a growing number of South African members, I thought that it may be a good idea to start a page dedicated to finding equipment and consumables for aquaponic systems and to share the information with others in the group.
Well, I think I messed up big time. I've been feeding my precious tilapia koi food (I like in a small place and it was all I could get... :( ) for about 2 months and last night I read on the back of the package that it isn't for fish for human…See More
"Remember that your system should be able to handle 1-pound of fish per 5-gallons of water. Although I would go a bit less than that when just beginning with goldfish as they tend to be a bit dirtier than other species. How large a water…"
"Leo, thx for commenting. No additives in ammonia. I actually stopped adding ammonia for 4 days and nitrites didn't seem to change. I dosed to 2ppm on friday morning but haven't since. Probably gonna start with goldfish. My first set up and…"
"The nitrite level is not that bad. If you are experiencing nitrates being 100ppm it is time to add plants. These will take up the nitrates to a safer level. When the nitrates are at 40ppm you can add fish.
Stop adding the…"
"I've been cycling my ststem for about 4 weeks. Fishless and plantless. Achieved nitrites and nitrites. Been waiting for nitrites to disappear to add fish. When i add ammonia to 2ppm it's gone within 12 hours but nitrites stay at 2ppm.…"
I'm so new I haven't even really started yet. :) My husband and I live near Toronto, Ontario (Canada), and we don't even have one fish right now. I do grow herbs in my postage-stamp-sized back yard (mostly vertically, in converted pallets), but…See More
"Hi does anyone know where I can get any of the things on my wish list? I live in La Mirada Calif .
My plan is to do veg/fish close system for myself, low income Seniors and local food pantry. I…"