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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Fish in Brdige Siphon
"There is a chemical compound (difloroethane)  used in some brands of duct tape (not all), and that chemical is toxic to fish at certain concentrations. Sorta how potassium chloride (KCl) is on the one hand used to execute prisoners on death…"
3 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"The 2-1 refers to the Bernoulli funnel on top of the standpipe. When you think about it the faster the standpipe fills with water the faster the siphon kicks in. So the bigger the funnel the more the water flooding over it and the faster it starts.…"
5 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to R.K. Castillo's discussion My First Solar Powered Aquaponics System
"NICE RK! I would go inverter and stick to pond pumps. Might need another solar panel but I think it would raise the reliability factor 10 fold. Like Alex said bilge pumps have a low duty cycle meaning time on/time vs off/time BUT in a timed flood…"
6 hours ago
Hunter Leaman replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"Thanks for the response!  Are you saying 2-1 bell to drain diameter ratio? The IBC pics look like its 3" to 1"? WHat reducer sizez have you had the best luck with, are there any basic principles youve found? And Im using 18"…"
6 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Fish in Brdige Siphon
"How about a "hinged" screen that allows them into your sump for rearing but does not allow them back in the other way? This is assuming you want them in your sump? Vlad, didn't I read somewhere that duct tape has is poisonous to fish?"
6 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"A quick note on the snorkel or hole that Rob refers to: I use neither. All the air you could ever need to "break" siphon will come thru the routed bell bottom slots and back up the stand pipe. Just be sure and have an air gap or vent after…"
6 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"Hey Hunter, what are you looking for a supercharger? I agree, if it is working you are all set. Personally I like the 2-1 Affnan design and having sold about 500 worldwide with great 100% positive feedback I have no reason to change my design as…"
6 hours ago
Jim Fisk replied to Steve Armeros's discussion Getting fish out in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Elevation is a relative term. I am spreading my gravity power among about 10 IBC GBs in two rows of 5 so I knew I needed plenty of GP. (gravity power; did I just coin a new AP abbreviation?) In Jeff's case you are not spreading it out as much…"
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James Stratton posted a video

Aquaponic Gardening 18 Months In

I talk about how I got into aquaponic gardening and how it has been working for the first eighteen months. To view this post on my blog, click this link: htt...
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Mr. Python replied to Timothy Beringer's discussion Greetings From the Swamp!
"Hey Tim, 3 Things I would change... I'd paint the sump tank too - The algae are going to love that as your nutrients start to build up. I'd put a bend on that inlet to the bed and take it down below the level of the media - The algae will…"
16 hours ago
Jim Joy commented on David Schwinghamer's group Arizona Aquaponics
"I found a pretty useful thermometer for my outside aquaponics fish tank.  This dual electronic thermometer keeps high and low temps for a week.  Battery operated and intended for outdoor use, it lets me keep an eye on high and low…"
18 hours ago
Rob Nash replied to Hunter Leaman's discussion Bell Siphon Design Feedback
"i would have sent you to my How-to Build a Bell Siphon link... but it appears to no longer exist?/?!! so here are some pics .,. i like to reduce the flow right at the bottom of the stand pipe using a 3/4" reduced to 1/2" bulk head from the…"
20 hours ago
Jack Dunbar replied to Xpim's discussion My First System - need advice :D
"Looking good. Have you tried to find Hydrocorn?  It's very similar to hydroton but cheaper.Nice looking system. Good Luck and keep us posted"
20 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic commented on Jim Fisk's blog post How We Build Our Solids Lifting Outlet (SLO) At Smoky Mountain Aquaponics
"Awesome tutorial Jim, thanks!"
23 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Steve Armeros's discussion Getting fish out in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Jim is right. Any feedback is appreciated. Jim, would bird netting in the top of a radial filter be useful to better filter solids?"
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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Thomas Bassford's discussion Aquaponic Association is doing a photo contest!
"Here are a few of mine.  I have high-res if you want.  Hope the last one isn't cheating :) "
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Jim Fisk replied to Steve Armeros's discussion Getting fish out in the group IBC Aquaponics
"First off no one minds good feedback The only problem could be the lack of elevation in Jeff's design as far as gravity flow is concerned. That is why my FTs are high up and my sump is below grade leaving the GBs at a perfect working height.…"
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