"Lack of response is not usually an issue. Most are happy to share. I've noticed during these winter months there's not as much activity here. I enjoy these forums and check regularly for activity. I also scan the groups for info.
I find it…"
"Thanks Jeff. I know that each system has its own personality. I know that most of the information that I seek will come with time, experience, trial and error. I expect that the lack of responses may be from some resistance of those that prefer you…"
"Just dropping a line to see what everyone is up to in this frigid winter. I had to get creative with my wood stove when we hit 10 below because the air was so heavy I couldn't get a draft going. Had a smoke filled GH for a couple of hours. I…"
"Jim,I know its been a few weeks since I've gotten a chance to post - MBA+Work is keepin me busy and from finishing this project. I have everything laid out and just went to pick up all the piping today from the store. I am down to…"
Thought I would update my status. I have the AP bug really bad. I have been consumed by AP since the first time I looked at a system online. I got excited and started immediately looking at a way to create an AP system in my yard. Well the more I…See More
"Whitefly infestations are certainly not exclusive to aquaponics. They are a pest which causes significant economic damage in many branches of the food growing industries.
Plain water will work as just effectively as any seaweed extract will...as the…"
"My talipia have grown fast in less than a year and are ready to eat - over 12" long. But I had to put everything inside and buy heaters for the 500 gallon tank. I had to buy the $50 Illinois permit and my place had to be inspected…"
"Chances are the they are safe for the fish. MikeH is right though, unless you plan on scrapping the system before you add the red claws, American crawfish shouldn't be an option. As far as goldfish go, I use them to start off any new system.…"
"I always kick a new system off using goldfish. They are cheap and easy to replace, and they make the same ammonia as every other fish. Depending on your water supply some of your fish will probably die. I used Youtube to find out everything I would…"
"I agree with Alex, with 12 fish I would add even more plants if your concerned about space, maybe you could go with some micro greens, or a couple vine of plants that you could control their direction of growth. On your 50 gallon barrel system, you…"