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Michael Garver Jr. posted a discussion

Single IBC tote system pumps and filter

I'm starting out small, with a single 30"x35"x47 FT and an 8"x 35"x47" GB. Hoping to build a system that can be built now and improved/ added to easily at another time. Because I don't know how big the system will get and how quickly (depending on…See More
4 hours ago
Michael Garver Jr. posted a status
"Started the build today, clean the fish tank and bed tomorrow, measure thrice and buy supplies to begin build thursday."
4 hours ago
José Méndez replied to Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair's discussion Introducing the EZ - T Siphon
"Hi again. I tried climbing up a 3/4" following a U bend made of 3/4" and a 1/2" elbows and then down a 1/2" pipe, to no avail. I also used a 3/4 to 3/4" U bend with the reduction happening at the end of the U, with better…"
4 hours ago
Freddy Bach Sorensen commented on Sylvia Bernstein's page Buy / Sell Marketplace
"I Have 2 IBC with Tilapia and 10 Towers one 2 growled for sale in Malaga Spain. If any interested you can call Freddy in Spain 699305707  "
5 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"I'm watching your video. I've seen most of these before but I still find it interesting. I just hope all the newbie will see this and not jump in like I did. Had you done aquaponics before you decided to set all this up? I tore down my…"
6 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Angela Pierce's discussion Wintering your IBC tote/ fish tank in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Good to hear all is coming together nicely for you. We had another tough winter and issues with the wood heater didn't help. The insulation I surrounded my in ground sump with seemed to help. I have a high water line and any extra moisture was…"
6 hours ago
Frank Andrews replied to Debra Colvin's discussion aquaculture... is that what I'm doing?
"I am interested in some fingerlings if you are not to far. thanks Frank Andrews "
7 hours ago
George replied to Mike's discussion New first time gardener
"You might want to go with light stocking of fish - generally it is recommended that volume of filtering (gravel) be equal to volume of water in fish tank but you can compensate, in my opinion, by stocking less fish.  I know little about…"
7 hours ago
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10 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Angela Pierce's discussion Wintering your IBC tote/ fish tank in the group IBC Aquaponics
"This Winter was much milder with temps only dipping to -10F here and I never even set up the hoop cover. Used far less wood in the stove as well and the solar did a bang up job with the newly modified T-stat. The GH front wall and much tighter cover…"
10 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Water clear, tote has algae layer
"Great Mike, I think you are fine. You can always expect a few fish deaths during start up and especially when adding fingerlings. Adult fish are far stronger and will put up with even poor ph. But always ck the ph before adding babies. I learned…"
10 hours ago
Larry Snyder commented on JoAnne Bell's event Greenhouse Design Workshop
"Sorry But after Managing Greenhouses for 40 years & selling commercial rather expensive for whay I may get out of it.greenhouses for Agra Tech Grhs for 5 years I find this to be"
11 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Hey guys, I put together a slideshow of the first 3 yrs building our IBC tote 2500gal system here at our homestead in the Smokies. It is about an hour long but you can jump around by watching for the title cards before each topic. Not perfect but…"
11 hours ago
Mike Beckman replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Water clear, tote has algae layer
"Scott, The system has been running for a few months, first with fishless cycling, then fish, then plants and worms in the last month.  My readings a few minutes ago were PH - 6.9, Ammonia - .25, Nitrites - 0, Nitrates - looks closer to 40 than…"
11 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Mike Beckman's discussion Water clear, tote has algae layer
"On top of what Paul has said I am concerned with your statement "I have consistently used a product call Organic Digester."?? Do Not add anything that you are not sure is FISH SAFE, EVER.  3 yrs in constant operation and I have never…"
11 hours ago
Mitch Stegall commented on JoAnne Bell's event Greenhouse Design Workshop
"Looking forward to it, see you there! "
11 hours ago
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erin commented on Rick Stillwagon's group Northwest Aquaponics
"hi every one I love aquaphonix and hooked .i had a 125 running but it started seeping so downsized to a 75g my gold fish and pleco. i am currently doing some volunteer work at pcc rock creek in the garden they recently started a hydro setup for some…"
12 hours ago
Mike posted a discussion

New first time gardener

Hey everyone!  My name is Mike.. I recently found out about aquaponic gardening and became immediately intrigued.  I actually just about finished building my first DIY indoor setup over the past weekend and just need to pick up some hydroton, then I…See More
14 hours ago

JoAnne Bell posted an event

Greenhouse Design Workshop at The Aquaponic Source - Education and Research Center

May 9, 2015 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Greenhouse Design WorkshopHosted by The Aquaponic SourceMay 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pmHow to Design an Energy-Efficient, Year-Round Solar GreenhouseCost: $175…See More
15 hours ago


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