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
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
"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."
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"