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Jeff S replied to Angela Pierce's discussion Wintering your IBC tote/ fish tank in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I wound up putting 2" Styrofoam around the sump. I can only assume it helps. I boxed in my GBs from the ground up with 1" foam and covered them with a mylar low tunnel with the grow lights inside for heat at night.  I only heat the GH…"
38 minutes ago
Deborah M Espie replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
"Thanks Cindi, Brent and Paul, Looking into the iPhone is how I have been monitoring, didn't realize I should have them on a pattern. Mostly concerned that plants in slow to fill bed are drowning."
57 minutes ago
Cindi Conway replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
"Deborah, I have 35 1/2 barrel beds that operate on their own timing. I have found that all I have to do is look into the siphons each day to check the water levels. If the water is somewhere in between the top and bottom of the drain, it tells me…"
1 hour ago
Carson Miller replied to Carson Miller's discussion Nutrient deficency with Leaf Lettuce
"Thank you for your advice.  I have the test kit and will start testing more regularly.  Will definitely also take a look at sludge buildup and explore adding to the fish population if necessary/ increasing cycle speed.  All things…"
1 hour ago
Curry Benoit replied to Carson Miller's discussion Nutrient deficency with Leaf Lettuce
"This is just my opinion I haven't ran into this problem before. I don't think its a lack of nutrients (fish). I would say that it has to do with the depth of your bed. Here why. Personally I've grown in bigger growbeds using less…"
1 hour ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Hollis Armstrong's discussion Calculating water in NFT
"That will figure will depend more on the amount of input feed going into the system and what plants you have in those media beds... You may find that you need additional filtration between the beds and the NFT to operate them successfully and…"
3 hours ago
Jeff S commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"I built a 3'x5'x4" box painted black with a double pane glass front with 200' of black irrigation hose inside. The temp got really hot in the hose but as it circulated it didn't seem to keep up well. I ran it during the…"
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Brent Shafer replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
"Def normal to have to add water -- lots of evap from low humidity --10% not unusual. Not sure how to answer your other question except generally all the beds will eventually cycle together, occasionally, so your sump tank and FT need to be able to…"
4 hours ago
aquaman commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Thx Jim for the info. Some of this i had started but just didn't get it done in time. Im looking fwd to killing this next yr lol I just added four more grow beds so I have a total of 8 now cant wait to get fired up again Thx for all your help…"
4 hours ago
Brent Shafer replied to Carson Miller's discussion Nutrient deficency with Leaf Lettuce
"oops forgot-- I suggest the API master fresh water test kit-- cheers"
5 hours ago
Brent Shafer replied to Carson Miller's discussion Nutrient deficency with Leaf Lettuce
"ahh -- I just saw you have 100 gallon-- my bad for not reading again!  You can certainly add more fish and aeration to the FT-- good luck "
5 hours ago
David replied to William Kohut's discussion Average price for the catfish fingerlings in the group Catfish Growers
"Here in So Cal I'm paying $3.35 each for fingerlings. They are pretty good size (4-6") and very pretty Blue Channel Cats, but I am more interested in delicious than pretty. Next time around maybe I'll see if I can get them shipped…"
5 hours ago
paul burton replied to Deborah M Espie's discussion Adjusting water flow into grow beds and bell siphons
"How have you set up the discharge cycle. They should not all fill together, or drain together. 5 beds on a fifteen minute cycle. Each bed needs to start draining 3 minutes after the last bed. How big are your beds/sump tanks."
5 hours ago
David replied to William Kohut's discussion Average price for the catfish fingerlings in the group Catfish Growers
"Wow, that sounds like a good price. Here in So Cal I'm paying $3.35 each for fingerlings. They are pretty gpood size (4-6") and very pretty Blue Channel Cats, but I am more interested in delidious than pretty. Next time around maybe…"
5 hours ago
thomas fanizza commented on Rex Follett's blog post A Preliminary Study of Microbial Water Quality Related to Food Safety in Recirculating Aquaponic Fish and Vegetable Production Systems
"You two really make me laugh. Seriously, it's like a sit-com. Good stuff and nice argument. Averan, nice zing with the "random suggestions" and great comeback Rex. "One"  Ha. "
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Cycling at Startup, Nitrites

So I set up my system last December 2014 and I was "cycling" initially just by circulating water for a couple of weeks. I added some lettuce, basil, brussel sprouts and onions in the growbeds with a sprinkle of spinach seed. Then I started adding…See More
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Arthur King, Jr. commented on Jim Fisk's group IBC Aquaponics
"Thanks Jim for the pic.  I have been thinking about something like this for a bigger system I'm going to build this Summer.  The cost of copper and an exchanger was somewhat of a deterrent but seems like CPVC works just fine. "
5 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Brendan Van Epps's discussion Whitefly
"3000 ladybugs did a splendid job of clearing up our whitefly infestation in our 24x24 GH. I ordered 1500 but after 2 weeks lost in the mail the vendor sent another 1500 and of course they BOTH arrived on the same day 3 weeks later. The original box…"
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