"Thanks for the clarification George. That would be pretty easy to accomplish with something like a swirl filter in a larger system. Right now my largest is a 30 gallon & I'm thinking something like a canister poly pad to handle…"
"Nitrates don't particularly affect the fish, or so I've been told. Mine seem OK. While water changes shouldn't be necessary with aquaponics when water levels are questionable I don't waste water but use it on compost bins and…"
"Jeff, I've seen several comments like yours referring to high nitrate levels in their tanks. I've always felt that any level over 20 ppm is unacceptable for a healthy fish tank. I don't hear about water changes very often…"
"Don't know exactly what to tell you. I am rather confident that temporarily hooking it up backwards won't hurt it, but I am not sure. Sorry, not sure.You might have to hook up the 110 power. Get the stc-1000 running with…"
"Steve and Pieter,
Well, I think I'm done, but I have an important question that needs to be addressed, but I'll get to that later.
For verification purposes I've left the ssr outside of gang box for ease of inspection. Also, I…"
"When solids are removed post fish tank, they contain nutrients. Sometimes those solids are drained to another container and aerated, then allowed to settle and the water is pumped or drained back to the aquaponics system. This is…"
"I use potassium hydroxide and garden lime (separately) to raise pH. The lime provides calcium. It you have a smaller system you might want to use carbonates to better buffer the system but for larger systems the hydroxides are easier to make…"
"Nice job with the sketchup. I've been using it too but not quite as involved as you have.
First I would not use the IBC tank drain to feed your filter, if that's what you're doing. I did that and wound up re-plumbing it later to a SLO…"