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Johann replied to d's discussion Cycling Questions
"Chlorine and Chloramines are different things. Chlorine will evaporate wile Chloramine will remain in the water. Only a few cities are using Chloramines to treat water which could show as rashes on skins when taken a shower."
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George replied to Hollis Armstrong's discussion Can anyone explain the Ben Glenn Aquazen?
"My airlift is rather simple - pump about what the videos recommend, 40 watts - max lift about 3  to 4 feet or so from the bottom of a 4 feet deep tank. To reach 10 to 15 feet, you need more equipment, a water pump, I think and possibly a check…"
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to d's discussion Cycling Questions
"It is not normal to have nitrates in a system which has never seen biological activity before, but a 5ppm reading is next to nothing and may be margin of error or due to nitrate run off into your water source. 10ppm is the epa limit for drinking…"
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Michael Rollins replied to Hollis Armstrong's discussion Can anyone explain the Ben Glenn Aquazen?
"Perhaps these PDF's may…"
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David Wilcoxson posted a discussion

cheap hydroton and blue Talapia

I need to move out of my house by tomorrow night. I have a greenhouse with several hundred pounds of hydroton if anybody is interested and getting a really good deal on hydroton, let me know I live in Phoenix south of Camelback Mountain
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Jeff S replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"You might be overcomplicating things. You have to have running water and/or an air pump at all times depending on your stocking level. If you have power outages you'll need a back up system for those events. I wouldn't waste any effort on…"
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Yaacov Levi replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"Here is one of many links to McMurtry-Sanders System at NC, and write ups to a number of others: Aquaponics - Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture www.aces.edu/dept/fisheries/education/documents/...resulted from the North Carolina…"
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Mike Beckman posted a status
"Thanks Vlad, appreciate your help"
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Vlad Jovanovic left a comment for Mike Beckman
"Hi Mike,  Naw, I'd not bother changing out the water. Just raise the pH with a good buffering agent like potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3)"
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Mary&Bobby replied to Gene Parbst's discussion Nitrates in fresh Humonnia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Ok, gotcha, thanks.  Struvite still useful for just the flowering aspect while leaving the excess N out."
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Gene Parbst's discussion Nitrates in fresh Humonnia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Hi Bobby, The struvite is just a good way to be able to add phosphorus and magnesium without having to add quite all that nitrogen. It's akin to taking a 1 part nutrient (humonia), splitting it off into 2 and rearranging where those essential…"
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Mary&Bobby replied to Gene Parbst's discussion Nitrates in fresh Humonnia? in the group Fish-less Systems
"Vlad, how does the presence of these other nutrients you mention affect the need or use of the struvite? Thanks Bobby"
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Yaacov Levi replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"I found the McMurtry info several years ago for a friend so will search again today. You are right, the science doesn't change, but the technology improves.  Jim Rakocy is to me the Tesla of aquaponics.   One thing he…"
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d replied to d's discussion Cycling Questions
"Thanks for the reply Jonathan. So you're saying it's not strange that I'm getting a reading on nitrates before seeing any nitrites? I felt that there's plenty of surface area for the bacteria, considering the size of the bed,…"
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Hollis Armstrong posted a discussion

Can anyone explain the Ben Glenn Aquazen?

I watched several videos but cant follow them to well. I would love to use a solar charger and air pump. Can anyone help me to better understand it. Some drawings would be great. I need to pump from the bottom of a 5 ft pool and go 1015 ft above…See More
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Paul Smith replied to Suzi Gibson's discussion Zip Grow Towers??
"Hey Scott,Would You be so kind as to attach a photo if You have one?  I would appreciate it.I am going to make about 6 to grow strawberries. "
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Converse posted a discussion

Need names of Univ/colleges/Seminaries with aquaponics course work...

Hi All,     I do not want to start a firestorm of controversy.  I simply need some information.  Certainly, in this fine group I have come to enjoy being a part of, there are some people  who have the information I seek.   Can anyone tell me the…See More
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Jeff S replied to Jeff S's discussion Adding New System in the group Michigan Aquaponics
"This is an older study but the science doesn't change much. They are doing a larger system but the info applies to all systems. I highly recommend you check this link out. Do you have the link to the McMurtry and Sanders info?"
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Gabriela Lagrange's discussion ratio between number of fish and food ratio in a start up aquaponics.
"I agree with Vlad and would go with a Hybrid system where you have media beds keeping all of the nutrients in the system with feed rate 10-20 grams/m2 of plants.  Rackocy developed his system as a way to deal with fish waste from an Aquaculture…"
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