"Hi Jeff, I first heard the word Aquaponics around Christmas 2011 (I fell for that barrelponics cd at 9.00 lol) and had my plan on paper by mid January 2012 (rewritten almost daily during that month as I read and learned) and broke ground right away…"
"my setup takes the same foot print but is in a portable closet. i have a 75g glass tank holding 10 gold fish and a pleco. its crowded they were used to my 125 but its getting resealed. gold fish grow fairly fast mine are around 10 inches . i have 4…"
"Hey George, thanks for the reply. Wouldn't gardening indoors be the same as gardening outdoors with the exception of having to add proper lighting and ventilation? As far as stocking fish, I was probably going to start with 4 or 5…"
I'm starting out small, with a single 30"x35"x47 FT and an 8"x 35"x47" GB. Hoping to build a system that can be built now and improved/ added to easily at another time. Because I don't know how big the system will get and how quickly (depending on…See More
"Hi again. I tried climbing up a 3/4" following a U bend made of 3/4" and a 1/2" elbows and then down a 1/2" pipe, to no avail. I also used a 3/4 to 3/4" U bend with the reduction happening at the end of the U, with better…"
"I'm watching your video. I've seen most of these before but I still find it interesting. I just hope all the newbie will see this and not jump in like I did. Had you done aquaponics before you decided to set all this up? I tore down my…"
"Good to hear all is coming together nicely for you. We had another tough winter and issues with the wood heater didn't help. The insulation I surrounded my in ground sump with seemed to help. I have a high water line and any extra moisture was…"
"You might want to go with light stocking of fish - generally it is recommended that volume of filtering (gravel) be equal to volume of water in fish tank but you can compensate, in my opinion, by stocking less fish. I know little about…"
"This Winter was much milder with temps only dipping to -10F here and I never even set up the hoop cover. Used far less wood in the stove as well and the solar did a bang up job with the newly modified T-stat. The GH front wall and much tighter cover…"
"Great Mike, I think you are fine. You can always expect a few fish deaths during start up and especially when adding fingerlings. Adult fish are far stronger and will put up with even poor ph. But always ck the ph before adding babies. I learned…"
"Hey guys, I put together a slideshow of the first 3 yrs building our IBC tote 2500gal system here at our homestead in the Smokies. It is about an hour long but you can jump around by watching for the title cards before each topic. Not perfect but…"
The system has been running for a few months, first with fishless cycling, then fish, then plants and worms in the last month. My readings a few minutes ago were PH - 6.9, Ammonia - .25, Nitrites - 0, Nitrates - looks closer to 40 than…"
"On top of what Paul has said I am concerned with your statement "I have consistently used a product call Organic Digester."??
Do Not add anything that you are not sure is FISH SAFE, EVER. 3 yrs in constant operation and I have never…"