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BK replied to BK's discussion Kelp fertilizer
"I have a separate tank (20gal) that I use to grow duckweed as supplemental (and free) fish food.  This also doubles as something along the lines of a sump.  I add epsom salt to that tank to make sure it gets diluted quite a bit before it…"
7 hours ago
Michael Fruin commented on Natalie Desrosiers's group Canadian Aquaponics
"Hello to BC Aquapons. I am new to the Lower Mainland...Maple Ridge. I moved her from Seattle in July and had a functioning system at my home there, raising rainbow trout. Over the next several months I want to get a system together here and want to…"
10 hours ago
George replied to Michael Quinones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Should be plenty"
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Michael & Kristine Stoddard replied to Michael Quinones's discussion Sump Tank Size
"Right, I'd forgotten about that. I was using the same numbers I'd used to calculate the amount of media I was needing. Not a big difference, but it might make a difference if you're cutting it close. So, using the same numbers with…"
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Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Hey Jeff. They are still in the loop and I have cycled for as much as a week at a time with no ill effects noted (since that initial tea coloring over night the first night). Just that 1/2" or so of contact when the bed hits high level and…"
12 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Jim, If the soil/compost and worms are separated from the water flow how do castings and tea get into the system?"
15 hours ago
Robert Rowe commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"@ Lisa Outland - I have solved my algae problems by simply taking direct sunlight away from my Fish Tanks. I have covers over my tanks about 6 ft from the ground and have shade screen around the perimeter which allows me to enter the enclosure for…"
17 hours ago
Jim Fisk commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Michael, I see a lot of GBs with the inlet manifold running around the perimeter and entering thru small holes or slits and what I see is a maintenance headache due to clogs from solids. I like KISS and enter at one corner with a simple rotating…"
18 hours ago
Jim Fisk left a comment for Shawn G
"Run it by me :-) "
19 hours ago
Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Greetings. It has been my experience that soon after you get your pH down under 7 and you get a critical mass of plants growing to compete for the nutrients (that mass is different for every system) the algae go away. "
23 hours ago
Jeff S commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"Block all areas that are getting green from sunlight as much as possible.In your grow bed make sure the water level is below the surface of your media. The top media should never get wet. Place the inlet to your grow bed below the media surface to…"
Scott Bloom commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I have started 2 systems and both of them got so green that I could not see more than 2 inchs below the surface.  I am no expert at this but after letting it run for another month or so mine cleared right up.  I think the systems are out…"
lisa outland commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I am not computer literate, so if my question is in the wrong place, please help to go to the right place.  I am having an algae probable. Our system is only been running maybe a month. It is getting soupy where the water comes into the grow…"
Dameon posted a status
"What should my PPM's be reading at?"
Dameon posted a status
"I am a name is Dameon I just started up three months ago I have a 55 gallon tank ,2 x 3 grow bed And four Dutch buckets set up"
Gil posted a status
"I want to use last years grow bed. I grew mint in the bed along with cucumber, squash & vegateble pear. The mint killed off everything and l"
Zalinda Farms Inc replied to Jennifer Pankey's discussion Tilapia Source in the group Tilapia Breeding
"Jenefer: Two Quesrions: R U related to the Pakeys in Pala - Bonsal area? : how many exactly tilapia fry R U looking for?"


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    Kelp fertilizer

    Started by BK in Fish Topics. Last reply by BK 7 hours ago. 17 Replies

    Sump Tank Size

    Started by Michael Quinones in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by George 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

    Catching - Harvesting tilapia

    Started by Frank Scanlan in Fish Topics. Last reply by Jeff S on Saturday. 4 Replies

    Nitrate Issues

    Started by Jeff S in Water Topics. Last reply by George on Saturday. 3 Replies

    Growing curcuma longa (turmeric) in aquaponic system.

    Started by Michael & Kristine Stoddard in Plant Topics. Last reply by Kellrae on Saturday. 3 Replies

    raft bed

    Started by Sumair in Aquaponic Discussions. Last reply by Sumair on Saturday. 2 Replies


    Started by Phil Crawford in Member System Introductions. Last reply by Phil Crawford on Saturday. 2 Replies


    Started by Sumair in Media Topics. Last reply by Sumair on Friday. 2 Replies

    heating IBC tank

    Started by Alan Fugate in Basic and Useful Info. Last reply by Jeff S on Thursday. 2 Replies

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