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Mr. Python posted a status
"4 times faster than everyone elses :)"
16 minutes ago
Mr. Python posted a discussion

My 3 bed + 1 DWC system - Cape Town - South Africa

Hi there,As the title implies, I'm based in Cape Town - South Africa and I've learned some stuff in the last 7 weeks.I came across the concept of Aquaponics by accident, when I misread a thread title on the adventure biking forum I frequent. I was…See More
23 minutes ago
Ria Follett posted a discussion

Water Quality Testing

After misplacing my API test chart, and often having problems working out my pH level from colors that are very similar I decided that there must be another way. I wondered if I can use my smartphone instead. I seem to be able to use my smartphone…See More
33 minutes ago
Aquamaple left a comment for Tammy Resseguie
"Hello Tammy. I'm always happy to get to know more MI AP enthusiasts! Any time you want to chat, send me a PM."
1 hour ago
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Tammy, no I haven't started building yet. My broken ankle from JANUARY is STILL broken so it looks like this will be a project for next year. I just consider it an opportunity for more research :-)"
1 hour ago
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Dirt gets muddy. I found that out this year. I laid some 18" tiles that I had on the ground to stay dry. Also I read somewhere that gravel will absorb heat during the day. Any kind of flooring should insulate from the ground to some extent."
2 hours ago
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Is there a reason you want to put in a floor, rather than just leaving the dirt exposed?"
2 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Hi Tammy, I live in a western Detroit suburb. Not to many aquaponics  enthusiasts around here. I've been at it for about a year. Getting ready to expand my GH. Looking for flooring recommendations. "
2 hours ago
Kim Romen commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"John, what were u able to grow last summer?  the only thing that's making it in my garden, really, r okra, sunflowers, and marigolds which while using them for pest contril ironically had white eggs on them. Matt, did your greenhouse…"
2 hours ago

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Alex Veidel posted a discussion

Eggshells And Calcium

So, about eggshells......1) Eggshells are used as a pH buffer in aquaponics systems, but what does using eggshells bring your pH levels to? (assuming you're using an adequate amount)2) Does the pH need to be at or below a certain level in order for…See More
3 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Rob, Orchard netting doesn't seem to be filterish. How dense do you put it in the barrels to create a filter effect?"
4 hours ago
Carson Miller replied to Carson Miller's discussion Wooden Growbed Sealing/Suggestions
"Rob - thank you for your generous response! I have already installed the system with gravel, FRP board, and caulk, but would be interested in the duraskrim for when the caulk starts to leak.  If you can provide dimensions, I'd be happy to…"
4 hours ago
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Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
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Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Hey Rob, perfect. I will plan for a final plate filter or polisher right before the DWC. Thank you as always!"
5 hours ago
Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
5 hours ago
Rob Nash commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"yes sir, gravity feed back to the FT  I installed a "polisher" (orchard netting in a 30 gallon tub) between my grow beds and raft.. works great, but needs to be cleaned now that its been in place for 2.5 years.. i would plan to clean…"
5 hours ago
Azoré H replied to Azoré H's discussion Pipe Glue
"Thank you jim, you are absolutely correct, that silicone does not work worth a crap...I will go ahead and use the regular pipe glue all around. Its going to be a few more weeks before I am completely up and running so by then the glue should be…"
6 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Perhaps Rob Nash can give you the best review. Sounds to me like you are doing it right. I am only a month into my DWC so I may run into the same problem. I eagerly await Rob's take on it. I am already seeing some build up on the bottom of my…"
7 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Chi Ma's group Aquaponics For Beginners
"G Mo, I am building the radial filters. Pretty simple to do. I just drilled my first hole in the barrel yesterday. You Tube is a wonderful/dangerous thing. I'm setting up the systems in my back yard to verify measurements and functionality…"
8 hours ago
 

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