"This summer has indeed been a bitch. Last weekend I went all out to cool my system. I have the plants - 9 + pepper plants in my tall grow bed and they have been stagnant in the heat, they are alive but not producing flowers. My second…"
"That basically looks what's called a fluidized bed filter (in the aquaculture industry)...in aquaponics (hybrid designs) it seems like folks 'usually' have enough bio filtration, but not enough solids filtration ( like Jeremiah…"
"Last year when cold weather hit I rushed and built an 8x10 GH. I was happy with the results but struggled to keep it warm. This year I am expanding to 14x21 but will be able to reuse the walls. I am anticipating no further growth but will be…"
"I did a bunch of research on SCHS for a customer recently. They're gangbusters for cooling, but heating gain is minimal. The real winter advantage is that they heat up the ground earlier in the season, which doesn't do much for…"
"It's basically a bucket that the water flows through that's filled with these with an air stone in the bottom. It will do your nitrification for you (i.e. no media in your grow bed needed) if you have one of them, though,…"
"I chatted with our local guy about geothermal in our area. His take is that the systems that he uses would not be able to keep up with the temperature extremes in our area so I would still have to have a conventional heater and he ran some numbers…"
"Hi has anyone ever been to the shrimp farm at Gila Bend? I think it's parcel number 402-03-011w on the http://maps.mcassessor.maricopa.gov/ web site. It's owned by az-wood holdings. It is listed as agriculture/vacant…"
Actually i only fleetingly thought of snapping a pic then didn't, I was trying to prevent anymore deaths.
My SLO was a 50mm 90° bend into the lid of one of the IBCs. I heated the end that poked through a cutout in the top of the…"
"Put an elbow at the bottom of the standpipe that goes from 3/4 up to 1 1/2 inch and use 1 1/2 pipe for your long run under the grow bed. Air actually needs to enter from the bottom to stop the siphon."