"If you want to have any significant water pressure to feed the grow beds, the fish tank would have to be up fairly high... if you set it up like the sketch above anyway.
It takes a little bit more than 2' of height to make 1 psi of water…"
"Jim, Yeah, I want a bunch to use as scavengers, and insect control. I live in prime mosquito country. But I'd rather use the majority of bio load capacity for something I can eat.
Which brings up an off the wall thought... Has anybody ever…"
I have not tried the salt treatment as yet. If I have any fish left by this weekend, I'll take a stab at it.
Do you happen to know the ratio of salt to water and the time necessary to 'dip the fish'?"
"Hi Matt, Growstones don't disappear or disintegrate with handling. They are large enough and will remain a large stone or aggregate with all its physical properties, long after many years of usage. Yes, they will produce some…"
"You might want to try a nutrient calculator like the plant people use in the Aquarium hobby. http://calc.petalphile.com/
I use this for my planted tanks and along with the plant deficiencies chart that was previously posted. It's important to…"
"As long as the pea gravel in your location is large enough and not made of limestone. I have to warn people constantly that "pea" gravel describes shape/size but doesn't tell what kind of rock it will be. In many places if…"
"George, When you say "at about the same rate as iron..." do you mean by weight of the powder/salt, or by percentage of iron/magnesium contained in the powder/salt?
Epsom salt (or magnesium sulfate heptahydrate... MgSO4-7H2O...is about…"
Nice filter design... Interesting to note that your grow beds are flowing better.
If you want to add a filter medium, the blue swamp cooler pad works great. The worms can crawl through to clean it so you'll…"
"that probably wont be necessary.
if they are tall enough to use the planters then they should be tall enough to see inside the fish tank. I might get some extra interesting fish for them to look at. some pleco's would probably do nicely with…"
"My water level is about 1-1 1/2 inch below the top of the gravel, only a small area is being sprayed but those plants were actually the last to die. Some sprouts sprouted on the surface but the roots were growing down to the water alright, the…"
This is an interesting discussion. I have looked at hydroton and other growing medium.
Frankly, I can't justify the use of any other medium than pea gravel. I pay $36 for a Yard
delivered to my back gate. Yes, it needs…"
I've just started my system and the cycling is almost complete. I am going to put channel catfish in my system. I was wondering if they would breed in the tank and if so if there is anything I need to do to allow it to happen.
"Hi everyone. I will be building a three 55 gallon tank system soon. At 3-5 gallons per fish, that'$ 11 to 18 fish i need for my first system. Does anyone have this many fish they can give me in the Miami or South Florida area? I can trade 55…"