"Brief reply from my phone. Leave it alone! There's no reason to add so much to your system. I have channel cats in an IBC and I rarely add anything but water and occasionally some maxcrop with iron. My GH is almost 300 and KH less than 20. Fish…"
"Great discussion and information here. Thank you to all. As my small backyard system matures, I find myself curious about testing for different minerals as discussed here. I use an API Pondmaster test kit for the basic "keep your fish…"
"I recommend tilapiasource.com. Especially if you want high quality with both male and female for breeding. A mixed shipment is about $.75 per fish, I think and shipping (overnight air) is about $75. I just received an order of 50 mixed fish for…"
"My brother started his system in his little used spa. It worked great until he decided to go bigger. No need to change the plumbing unless you want to use a solids lift overflow (SLO) drain. That is my preference but depending on your growbed and…"
A group for those of you willing to donate fingerlings (tilapia, koi, catfish, etc) to other Backyard Aquapons and the those needing them. Let's help each other! There is strength in unity. Let's make a better world through aquaponics!See More
"It really depends on your pump. Mag-drive pumps deal with this better than other pumps. You just have to be careful you don't burn out your motor by restricting that flow. An alternative is to split the line with a return to the sump and you…"
"I only weigh my fish when harvesting...I use a small fisherman's pocket scale. After a while, you'll be able to give a rough guesstimate based on size/appearance. My 13-inch fish are about 1.5 lbs before cleaning.
What is your set up for…"
So i've heard that its not a good idea to throttle your pump output with a valve. That being said the Pondmaster im considering is oversized and does not have adjustable flow, so im wondering how i regulate flow into my FT and Growbed so that my…See More
HelloMy question pertains to controlling kh. I was given my set up last February and have learned from just reading and doing. Before summer, I was easily able to control my kh at 6 and ph at 7 with potassium bicarbonate and muriatic acid, a couple…See More