"There are a number of wild populations scattered about the valley that have become cold tolerant and have demonstrated the ability to survive our winter. Kiwanis park for example. Perhaps the park administration would let you net some in the…"
"OK Jim, the art is a side line that can be placed at any time. The main goal is to have the gh and system up and running by March as I still have a retaining wall to build on the lot line. I can get granite for $6.00 a yard About $12.00 for the…"
"Thank you Leo. In southeast Texas, it's not the cold, but the heat. I'm wondering if a building in the shade will give me more control over the heat than a greenhouse in the sun. I am planning on going solar anyway."
The advantages of having your system inside and using grow lights year 'round is you have the option to regulate the heat and the intensity of the light provided.
the disadvantage is the heating and electrical usage could be high if you…"
"Aloha Dan and friends
I posted this three days ago, but somehow the post itself disappeared, leaving just the two attachments. I'm posting it again because it may help to know what the attachments are, instead of just leaving them floating…"
"It is winter in southeast Texas and I need to move my system indoors. I have a place for a greenhouse that is sunny most of the year, but partially shaded in the winter. I also have a good location for a portable building. What are the advantages of…"
I'm one that is in info stage and building, the picture is on paper and in the mind. Now the fish part is now needing to be fed. (no pun intended) I like trout, salmon, steelhead. Now the salmon and steelhead are out, I will have no way to let them travel to the ocean and back. I'm native to the NW so bass catfish blue gill are... well lets just say icky. Now a lot of people seem to grow with Tilopia. Why is this? I have eaten them and find that it is a bland fish. The taste is so delicate the…See More
The pipe is stainless steel and 90's are cast iron. It works great, even when the temps have dropped to 12 and 9 degrees at night the water temp has stayed in the 70's and the lowest temp the greenhouse…"
"Hello Vlad. Can I assume the sole reason for the hydroton in the bottom is to ensure the roots that reach the bottom do not become water logged if the media were deeper?
Have you experimented with say a 60/40 sterile mix/hydroton, do you see a…"
"And because of that your bacteria is replicating at 5% of what it would be at 40ppm. You also claimed your system was at 0 which its clearly not if its almost at 20. Its far from ideal and your actively hurting your plants for absolutely no benefit…"
"Just to set the record straight:
I had tilapia fatalities below 50 degrees! not at 55 degrees. More like 48 degrees at the surface if were are trying to have full disclosure.
Also, the Hybrids I purchased because they were reportedly more…"
"Can you please tell me why my bacterial colony is thriving even though I have been depriving them of their one and only source of carbon? I even recently added 25 tilapia fry to my system at home a few weeks back (pH is also exclusively adjusted…"