"David, even if you separate the fish you still have the same number of fish in the same volume of water. As a matter of fact young fish can produce more waste during the growth period than more mature fish. I would still recommend sticking to the…"
"Robert and Vlad Thanks for the advice. We decided to have 3 beds 4x12 instead. That indexing valve sounds good. Having a smaller sump will be a lot less digging (by hand). I have another question, our fish tank is 2.5…"
"My basement is unfinished and has a dehumidifier that runs on a routine basis. I have not had any issues regarding humidity even when my aquaponics system overflowed on the floor. I had to get most of the water off the floor, and the…"
"I had a 900 gal fish tank in my basement and deep water grow tanks in my basement without a problem. I believe it depends how well insulated you basement is. If you air or your outside walls are cold you will have a problem with condensation. That…"
"Gene this is a great experiment to convert urea to ammonia using urease enzyme from soy beans.
I got almost same results using urease produced from Heterotrophic bacteria in my grow beds after 4 days from adding fresh urine plus other…"
"The cfl grow lights I definitely recommend. I got this 125w cfl grow light that is about 45$ off of amazon. I definitely recommend this light if your'e looking for a grow light that is power conscious and makes the plants grow well"
"I am trying to keep it under 1875w which is 15 amps for my 2 systems. That is my max amount of electricity i am willing to put into this. I am using 125w cfl grow lights, not those 1000w hps grow lights which would make my electricity bill…"
I'm in the Boston area and would like to share ideas.I have an 8' x12' greenhouse and have been experimenting with aquaponics for a couple of years. Am thinking of attending the next Aquaponic Fest in July.
"Hey Max. I just watched your last video... Nice looking setup. Have you been keeping track of your electric bill? I'm just kind of curious as I'm finding that this hobby is a bit pricey. I look forward seeing your next setup."
"Hey there Robbie,
Since I actually am a bit dyslexic...that would probably be me :)
Displacement would leave room for about 38% water...and not the other way around.
So a 160 gallon sump (using an indexing valve) would be plenty...
I have purchased a 100 Gallon rubbermaid stock tank and 5 buckets with net pot lids. I am going to stock the pond with about 10-15 Blue tilapia and be growing tomato plants in my basement. I am excited about this new system, and I will post further…See More
This is a tricky place to grow. Here's why:
In theory, given the limited number of hours of direct light on plants, you'd want to grow shade or cooler weather plants. These are plants that thrive in bright, indirect…"
"Hey Vlad, Robbie here not sure why it says Robert. One of us must be having a dyslexic moment. I was sure clay displaced more only leaving 38% available for water. Regardless all the math we each did is correct and I agree that this size of a system…"
"Hey Max. Just saw your video. Looks great. I'm in Wolcott. I just started my set up this January. My basement looks like yours.. I'm doing an IBC tote for the fish and Cement trays for the beds. I might…"