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Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Wood Fired Boiler For Heating Water in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Thanks Rick.  Always can depend on you for the straight dope."
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Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Tilapia in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Yeah.  Going to start raising the Trout from large fingerlings.  Adding 4 more 1200 gallon tanks.  During the grow out stage, I will keep purchasing and selling 1-1/2 pounders. The cost and die off is simply too expensive to keep…"
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DWC Dura Skrim In Place

"I'm a newbie and starting to learn the Aquaponics system. It will be nice to see more of your trial test sharing."
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Adam Dusen replied to Adam Dusen's discussion Media beds - before or after DWC in a hybrid system?
"Thanks Rob, I will try to do more thorough searches next time. I will direct my follow-up questions about hybrid systems to those threads."
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Adam Dusen commented on Rob Nash's photo
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Commercial Hybrid DWC Rafts

"Rob, in your estimation, what do you think the minimum ratio (in terms of surface area) for rafts to media would be in order to achieve good filtration of solids and good biofiltration? (It looks like you have about a 2:1?) I ask because where I am…"
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Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's photo
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"I am working on a set of plans but I will be awhile finishing up. I am stalled at 110 pages and I don't want to go ahead until my system has proven itself and is finished with all bugs worked out.. There are enough vids out there on great ideas…"
2 hours ago
Randy replied to Art's discussion How big should fish be not to get ate by adults?
"I would say 2". The small fish I have put in my system stay near the over flow plumbing even though it is in the end claimed by the dominate male. So I would recommend you provide protective cover for them. "
2 hours ago
Mike Bewcyk replied to Lanna's discussion Tilapia on Vancouver Island in the group Canadian Aquaponics
"I would interested in some for sure  "
2 hours ago
Rick Stillwagon replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Tilapia in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Sounds like a plan."
2 hours ago
Rick Stillwagon replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Wood Fired Boiler For Heating Water in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"A simple alternative might be a Chofu heater or a snorkel stove.  The Chofu could be worked with solenoid valves to avoid overheating the tank.  The snorkel stove could be used to heat a tank directly or a secondary body of water then…"
2 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Wood Fired Boiler For Heating Water in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Was looking to heat 6-1200 gallon tanks for Tilapia."
3 hours ago
Phil Slaton replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Tilapia in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Hey Rick good to hear from you and thanks much for the salient info.  I'm sticking with Trout."
3 hours ago
Lim Hong Kuan replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"Hi Adam, The plants is like a filter bypass and water gravity flow to the fish tank to give you the answer herewith. How Aquaponics Works1. Fish are raised in a tank2. Water from the fish tank is pumped to the plants3. Bacteria convert ammonia and…"
4 hours ago
Glenn replied to Alex Veidel's discussion Eggshells and pH
"Have you, or can you observe any change to the eggshells? Any sign that they have dissolved more so than usual might suggest something acetic. Was maybe the "small bag" recently used with a cleaner like Windex® or something?"
4 hours ago
Adam Dusen replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"The sump in our system is the lowest point where water collects, and cannot gravity feed to anywhere. Of course a system could be constructed that way if one wished to design it as such. In our system, the sump is where the water collects before it…"
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Lim Hong Kuan replied to Adam Dusen's discussion 40,000 liter DWC in The Bahamas (run by a newbie)
"What I understand the grown bed you so call "SU/ MP" can be gravity flow straight to the fish tank. aquaponic system faarming pH's should be around 6.5. "
7 hours ago
Rick Stillwagon replied to Phil Slaton's discussion Tilapia in the group Northwest Aquaponics
"Tilapia are warm water fish.  Mine wouldn't breed in water under 90 degrees.  They prefer about 80 degrees, optimally.  I am sure you know that growth is affected by many factors.  Space, feed, temp, etc., all affect growth…"
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