"I went ahead and added the bird netting on both ends of my bridge which helped with the fish, but slowed down the water flow a bit. I've since added a 2d bridge as well, capping the pvc and then drilling holes in the caps and cutting…"
"don't you think the accumulation of sludge in the bottom of your double tray bed is somewhat important for nutrient availability and eco system for the plants instead of just scraps of PVC ? Then add in worms that will habitat the sludge…"
The siphon action drops water level in bucket and media bed. When that level gets to bottom of bucket, arched openings in bottom of the bell allows air to enter and rise thru the bell to break the siphon.
So, yes the bucket bottom is…"
"on your external bucket siphon, how do you break the siphon ?
Is it because the external bucket bottom is lower than the bottom of the grow beds so in the end the grow bed will be sucking air and therefore breaks the siphon ?"
"Hi Paul and thanks. I'm very interested in learning about aquaponics. Currently, I work as an RN in ICU, and I live in Sacramento. I would like to build an aquaponic system. Moreover, my son and I want to build a small aquaponic system for his…"
"I do not know if my experience is 'generalizable' in every and all instances...but definitely feel that nitrification at lower temps, is better than what most charts/books would lead one to believe. Sort of how a number of years back, it…"
"Fascinating. So if your experience is generalizable the conventional wisdom about bacteria going to sleep is wrong.
I'm also intrigued by your dehumidification strategy. I spent about a year trying to build a small (1000 btuh)…"
"Hi Josh Goode, You do Know that in Texas It is not legal from anyone except, a holder of a Texas Exotic Species Permit to own Blue Tilapia or any hybrids of any sort. the only legal tilapia a resident of Texas can own is pure Mozambique…"
"Sure thing...towards the end of winter, as the thermal mass of the water was exploited, the water temps were as low as 4-6 degrees Celsius at times. I did heat the air with a homemade pyrolytic stove (a slight modification of Jim Fisk's…"
Good thoughts for sure. In general here is how the design is; bulkhead fitting from inside to outside, PVC 90 on outside to the yellow threaded thing, and the tube is slipped onto that. I have gotten a few other suggestions…"