For a deep water culture i was planning on using a small fish tank with few fish and have a screen between the fish and the plants on top of the tank. My question is, will the plants drown and if so how should i have the plants set up?
I just ran across aquaponics yesterday and Im as excited as a kid in a candy store with a $100 gift card. I can seem to absorb all the information quick enough because my mind is spinning with ideas of how I can create an aquaponics system that will…See More
"I'm going to make a little prediction and say that adding twice the amount of urease enzyme will not result in more total ammonia conversion. It''l be interesting to see if adding twice the amount speeds up the time frame…"
"Day 4 urease aged humonia: Ammonia production is still going good, slowing down a little. Today it was 16-18 drops to get 4ppm ammonia in 64oz of water. Looks like it will keep making ammonia for several more days!
"Hi David...as Robbie already alluded to, 10 lbs of small fish will produce more ammonia (waste) than 10 lbs of large mature fish...so small fish will "feed your grow beds and bacteria" just as well as large fish will...pound per pound,…"
I am in the Easton area of Washington and I will be looking for tilapia within the next few months. I plan on putting an aquaponics system in a large garage. Do you still have the tilapia?
"David, even if you separate the fish you still have the same number of fish in the same volume of water. As a matter of fact young fish can produce more waste during the growth period than more mature fish. I would still recommend sticking to the…"
"Robert and Vlad Thanks for the advice. We decided to have 3 beds 4x12 instead. That indexing valve sounds good. Having a smaller sump will be a lot less digging (by hand). I have another question, our fish tank is 2.5…"
"My basement is unfinished and has a dehumidifier that runs on a routine basis. I have not had any issues regarding humidity even when my aquaponics system overflowed on the floor. I had to get most of the water off the floor, and the…"
"I had a 900 gal fish tank in my basement and deep water grow tanks in my basement without a problem. I believe it depends how well insulated you basement is. If you air or your outside walls are cold you will have a problem with condensation. That…"