Hi Forum - I currently have a small, backyard system running- it's built from a single IBC 275 fish tank and another IBC chopped into 2 media grow beds. I have a 55gal sump burried, and a small 35-gal roughneck box as a "mini raft bed" just prior to the sump, along the return line. I'm looking to add some more lettuce growing capacity, without wasting precious media-bed space, and I am currently tinkering with a 3 level "zig-zag" made of 4" (56" long) PVC sections and "90" fittings. The…See More
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"Hi Bayy Quest:
There are lots of options other than uniseals.
I use threaded PVC connections with bathroom sink or bathtub drain gaskets. I have gone to 1.5" pipe and fittings on everything. For me smaller just does not flow…"
"I can't see using a greenhouse either way too hot down here. I was thinking that I could get past the mega rain problem, 10" in a few hours the other day, by building an overhang with with clear triple wall polycarbonate storm panels. The…"
"Water overtemping has not been a problem.
Rain can be a problem. We had a storm Monday that dropped 7.69" in two hours. The system of course over flowed. That happened frequently last summer but we still had excellent growth…"
Now that is a perfect example of bullying.
When I first tried to start breeding, I had a fish get so beat up it was sickening to observe. He/she was obviously bruised around the tail with rips in the skin showing. So I set…"
"The straw bale method id pretty cool...Speaking of which, just make sure to wait until the bale cools down a bit before sticking your seedlings in there...
As far as transplants from AP to soil go...You'll probably have more luck with…"
"I took it last year... Excellent! Rakocy and Lennard are right there to answer all your question and talk about their methods which are know to be effective. The AES staff is also very knowledgeable about the everything regarding aquaculture. They…"
"Hey Dave, that looks really interesting - those entries in the top - are they to let water in and out? I have been using little plastic bottles stuffed with coir that look a bit like that. I'll post a picture if I can find. Thanks for the…"
"Below is a picture of my latest in ground wick bed for growing corn. Its a plastic rain gutter with ten 1.25 pvc tubes stuffed with coir. The sides will have a mixture of coir and vermicompost as the planting media for corn transplants.
"Why not try straw bales. I have been growing tomatoes in straw bales for a number of years with Great success.
I suggest that you go to: www.davesgarden.com and look up the strawbale community. There is a bunch of information.