"Gotcha. I've been thinking of adding some different filter styles to my basic design. The trick is figuring out how someone can build one with stuff they can get at their hardware store or by ordering online.
One easy addition I can…"
"Now I also have another filter online, although I am not running much thru it, (just enough to keep it aerobic along with an airstone in the bottom). It is the poly fill filter that I have posted before, and it is great at removing algae and I would…"
"@ Jeff, thanks, I wear way too many hats.
@ Jere: 5 media beds, swirl filter and 2 Bio-filters I would guess. Here is a pic I took while the grow out FT was empty showing the PU for the Bio (top) and for the SLO. Sorry about the graininess but it…"
"We have had numerous issues with aphids over the past two years including have them move in to my house when I relocated some habanero plants indoors. Terrible little things that they are we tried, clove spray, peppermint spray, soap and god…"
"No there's no other purpling ... I've seen that before in phosphorous deficiency, in fact while the system was cycling some carrot plants showed it but as soon as it cycled it just came right. I found the recipe for struvite then but…"
"Well I guess I'll have to give up the magic. First off I found the pdf by Googling the first sentence from the article. Guess I have to give Google that one. Next I wrote "This is the article if I am not mistaken HERE" and I made the…"
"In your scenario it's probably not that big a deal to have the DWC before the media beds...though even in a fishless system where ammonia oxidation is taking place, I still like to have the media beds first in line before any other planted…"