"So far 15 quarts of hot garlic dill pickles have been canned in all forms. Spears, slices and whole pickles. I have another large stainless bowl full with about 3 to 4 more quarts picked and ready to can. does anybody have any other really good uses…"
Greetings everyone! Glad to be a new member and looking forward to digging through past discussions while building some new ones as well. I have a small little Aquafarm from BackToTheRoots, but have been reading up on more intricate systems with the…See More
"I'm all about using media beds as filtration for inline raft systems. IMO black lava is the only media to use because of the cost, availability, & surface area. I was interested to hear about the mercury/selenium issue, & will follow…"
The latest variation on the V-Tower. The only real differences are that now I am using white PVC drain pipe (no more need for aluminum foil tape covering) and the shower cap in the top of the tower has been done away with. Placing the drip line…
"I've found some other people with similar experience, and other say it worked well. So I really don't know... but I will probably try it.
When we first filled the hole to make a swimming pool (it took about 5-6000 liters) we couldn't…"
"I live in Southeast Alabama and have a fish tank that is buried into the ground. Because of the temperatures here, It does not seem to make much difference in the summer (as far as I can tell) probably because I'm not far enough under ground. I…"
I have a simple ebb and flow system with a 200 gallon fish tank and two grow beds totaling approximately 27 square feet of media grow space.Problem is that, although I've been told by everyone how prolific tilapia are, mine must be eating all their…See More
I was wondering if anyone tried placing the FT and sump bellow ground level in order to have cooler water during summer?I have a small greenhouse we use for raising seedlings, and it's dug about 1.5m into the ground. It was actually a swiming…See More
"The NGO will just provide a start. My future project must be sustainable as it will facilitate the employment of disabled young adults (for example people with Down syndrome) that cannot find employment. It is a very complicated problem that is not…"
"Yes, the 1 to 1 ratio applies to media beds WITHOUT using a sump.
You should never stock a system according to the fish tank water volume capacity, but rather to your bio filtration capacity. But truth be told, even that is not entirely correct.…"
Thanks for the answer, you cleared up some issues I had.
I didn't realise the 1/1 rule applied only for media beds.
As for the fish, I planned on trying 15kg. that would be about 300g of fish per 20l of FT water. However, if I use…"
You don't need to "comply with the 1/1 ratio" even in the set and setting that that "rule" was conceived in (sump-less media bed system)...it would not apply in your scenario, since you will be using a…"
"1. sustainable - it involves a pump and electricity so that is questionable, at best, not to discourage you.
2. Not a lot of ready-made options so, good plan. Farm supply stores may have components
3. No different from…"
"I think it would be really great if one started a new thread or topic for new topics. That way someone who doesn't use a bell siphon wouldn't have to look at the comment. Or if I was interested in kickstarter campaigns I could check out…"
I'm in the San Fernando Valley. I have not yet starting making a system, just been having my eyes opened over last couple years on climate change issues, food safety issues (organic, gmo, famine potentials), and the like. I used to enjoy gardening…See More