"Good afternoon Michael, This Is A Lengthy Post
>.. I have looked at your linked site. I like it. It is ambitious and do-able.
>.. I think you could discuss a bit about how you can develop income to the Farm as it grows into a more…"
I wish you luck with the Kickstarter campaign. They are tough to succeed with if you don't do a great deal of personal work in getting people to see it and believe in your vision. Kick starter is also all or…"
"Good afternoon Joe and Jim,
>.. I think Jim's suggestions are excellent.
>.. I drain straight down from tank #1 and it is a 1.5 inch to 1 inch with a 45 degree pipe turn at the end to move the output a bit sideways of where the other two…"
"How is everyone doing. sorry I have not been around. I have been growing my farm and came to the realization that i don't have the room to do what i need to do. not to mention the property i rent is for sale by the owner limiting what i can do.…"
On my 2500g (and growing:-) system I use 1" THINWALL pipe on a 1200g pump to 5 IBC FTs and the woodstove ss coil and to the 12x3' DWC and have extra to spare back to the bypass.
As far as gravity drains are concerned just remember…"
"I bought some fry from John last year and last month my 8" tilapia had their own babies. I am leaving the babies in the stock tank (Only the strong will survive).
I love the breeding colors of the tilapia. My fish turn almost golden with dark…"
So Lloyd I have a buddy taking measurements of the system now.
I do have a general question for folks, can anyone point me in the direction of some resources concerning sizing pipes in ap systems? Even general resources on the…"
"I make pesto out of my basil. What shoots are you using to make pesto? Sounds interesting.
When you say fodder, do you mean for livestock? Do you know if fish like the sprouts? Given the amount of protein in many beans, this could be a low(er) cost…"
"Chard, chile peppers, and tomatoes. NOT lettuce -- bolts every time.
I just planted eggplant and zucchini -- not sure about if they'll fruit but are growing nice.
Okra is a good tip -- going to try it."
"What are your GH temps hitting? Ours will hit 110F at max but Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and even Kale seem to recover each and every time. We finally pulled our SwCh and Kale after they were 2 yrs old and still producing in favor of fresh plants. They…"
"Hey Rick, you're welcome. This pic is now #1 on the leaderboard. Who-da thunk? Must be pretty quiet on the AP front when a still takes first slot. Siphon sales are a bit slow this time of year as well. I have noticed a correlation."
"My pond is approximately 4' wide x 15' long x 18" deep (48"x180"x18"=155,520 cubic inches = 673 gallons). I currently have 2 large air stones, 1 small air stone, a standard dome fountain, 2 frog fountain figures…"
"Just remove the bell on your siphons and drill a small drain hole at the bottom of the stand pipe. That's about it.
Often bell siphons have that hole anyway in case of a power failure they will not hold standing water for hours on end so it…"
"That's great news Rick. We have mini's cropping up all around here as well and they seem to be doing the business. Most have their own tavern and are crowded by all accounts. My kids love going with their friends. A growing new trend. You…"
"i like to have a beer while working on my ap garden.. but whew, dont get me started on the rum..
thats a bad ass project... love your work Rick.
my guess is you will become the local favorite, start making real money, and keep ap as a personal…"