"Thats a good idea with the scrubby pad im sure i have a few somewhere,
I found that out the hard way when pellets were floating in the water, im trying to get this bell syphon to work for a new bed design.
Would adding start zyme bacteria help?I…"
"I'm a big fan of the fishless cycling as well, though in truth I've never tried it. I started with fish, not knowing any better, and now simply seed new systems from my old, with no cycling time whatsoever. My advice is to make local AP…"
"Interesting angle, Paul. I certainly agree that duckweed is invasive, but that should not be confused with non-native. In my area of central Cali (and possibly your's too?), duckweed is a native plant and it supports…"
"AP System Cycling
I'm a big fan of fishless cycling, mostly because it takes all the pressure off. You don't have the continual worry of whether the fish are going to make it or not.
I did a fishless cycle of a 500 gallon fish tank…"
"Cheap feeder fish feel bad too when they suffocate slowly in a system that can't process the nitrogen. I'm clearly an advocate of cycling with ammonia or urine. In fact I'm an advocate of fishless biopoincs, but this group…"
"don't feed until your system is cycled
put a "scrubbie" pad under your gb inlets for a while to assiste with cleaning the water
your water should not come up all the way to the top of the media, you should have at least an inch above…"
"I would like to mention a sad experience I had with a female with babies in her mouth. If you remove a female she will be in distress and release the babies into the net and with her thrashing about the babies may be flung all around killing them…"
"Hi and welcome to the joy of Aquaponics! I used gravel in my IBC beds and I wished I had used something lighter, Hydroton is expensive but there are some lighter alternatives. I am planning to get a yard of expanded shale from a company…"