"Yes, pulling all your plants art one will disturb your bio-filter a bit. It is not uncommon (if someone is paying attention that is) to experience a "mini" nitrite spike. Nothing too drastic IME... and those "mini" spikes only…"
"Hey Peter - Someone set it next to the trash @ my building. It looked pretty bleak, but I thought why not give it a shot? It's been in AP about 6 months ... has flourished ... was surprised and happy to see it bloom - there's lots of new…"
"Thank you Steve. I have a blueberry-blue dream cross that I direct seeded into a aquaponic bed, and it has done really well, just moved it into soil and outside 3 or so weeks ago to let it soak up some natural 12-12, and She is a keeper, so she will…"
Well it's official my 1st client paid his deposit today.This is the PlanAnd I sommer started by getting some bits. I must have looked delightful in trafficThen over the weekend.. Put in some effort on the parts for the client build.a few progress…See More
"Jeremiah, That was my first thought. Just wanted to ask for any input just in case. I'm putting 2" foamboard on the bottom and all around the cage. Spray foam has a way of pushing it's way wherever it wants so I'd be afraid to…"
I started the cycling 6 weeks ago for my 100gal aquaponics system. Things were going well at first with the ammonia level dropping to 0, but the PH went down to 6 or lower. I then added crushed coral that was filtered through a bag and the ammonia…See More
"Don't forget to put the foam board on the bottom between the IBC and its pallet.
Also I am going to look for an insulation contractor that installs spray insulation and forget the board just have the sides sprayed .. except use the board…"
"I'm in the process of putting my IBC sump in the ground. Anyone have suggestions about the best way to insulate it? I'm going for keeping it warm in the winter. I often wonder why folks with overheating water problems don't put their…"
"For one thing, your ammonia is WAY too high. Try to keep the level between 3 - 4ppm, do not exceed 5ppm. With the ammonia at this level you are actually inhibiting the growth of bacteria. You will see some trace of Nitrites but…"
"Vlad, Thank you. I will do that. Just checked the tap water in the kitchen with my Taylor pool kit and once again the color is lighter than the lowest reading which is 7.0 on the tube. Thanks for the information and perspective.…"