"I will be soon running my distillery, of which there will be a considerable amount of electricity used. But, the result will be hundreds of gallons of boiling hot spent wash. This will have to go somewhere. My intention is to use the heat to…"
According to the question that sunset asked, what you are doing is just replacing the oem base with a wooden Floor. How does this address the problem of lowering the FT because it is too high for sunset??.
All my FT…"
"Rick I have to agree with you in some regards. The operational cost of running a aquaponics system can run high. I too have seen an increase in power consumption which drive up my cost. I will be switching into a greenhouse in order to cut back on…"
"Well, not to offend the purists by discussing it ... I used a hole saw and split clear tubing to take care of the sharp edges. I cook for 7 - 8 hours. After 7 I pick up the fish with tongs. If they are still dripping, I cook…"
"You want Eisenia fetida (or anything very similar sometimes sold as E. fetida).
Aka. California Red Worms, Red Wrigglers, Red Composting Worms, Red Tigers Worms and probably a whole bunch of other 'popular…"
"Very cool. 'Clean'-ish water seems pretty important for NFT to work well long term in AP (or organic hydro where you also have solids and fines to deal with)...
3-5 degrees seems like a bit much (not that it might not work just fine or…"
"Pretty cool Phil. I do however want to be a fly on the wall when that sharp steel cuts a nick in the wire and not only will he have smoked bacon but his eyes will light up and his hair will stand on end as well when he goes to open it. Just…"
Hi again all - I hope I'm posting this question in the correct area.. 1) What is the best way to manage algae growth?? I've tried to block out of much sunlight as possible from the tank, but there will always be SOME light hitting the tank.. I'm noticing a pretty quick rate of algae build-up happening in my tank since fish are in. I also understand algae can cause an oxygen problem for fish.. not so much when the algae is living, but rather when it DIES.. any input would be…See More
"Vlad - the NFT snake is fed from the SUMP - meaning the water has already drained through the grow-beds and is returned to the sump - the sump pump originally pumped water ONLY into the fishtank, however I added a splitter with valves, and now the…"
"Yikes Adam, I am counting about 100.00 worth of valves and adapters alone in this one photo. My budget would have been blown away
BTW have you tried the "rotate the gravel guard" method of root control? I learned that nifty trick off a YT…"
"My 2 cents...
1) "Best" size holes (and spacings) will depend on what you are growing. No need for 3" net pots for short term small crops like lettuce, basil etc...
2) I like to use/order net pots from these…"
"Hey Zach, you may be seeing 2 dif things.
There is purple primer AND there is a new glue that can be used WET (as in water) and that is very blue. Personally I have used the new glue and the old clear glue ALOT and I still prefer the clear glue…"
Hello, So I have a 35 gallon tank and growbed and fully cycled my system about a month ago. I added 4 small goldfish to the tank about 3 weeks ago and they all seem to be doing fine. I was wondering if I should add a couple more fish.When I test the ammonia its usually between 0 and .15 so the bio-filter seems to be handling the waste just fine. When I test for Nitrates its usually around 0 so I'm wondering if I need to add more fish or if the nitrates will increase as the fish…See More
"@sunset, In my humble opinion the bottom of the cage and the top need support to keep the liner from expanding the cage and distorting it. Call me a fanatic but I don't want a bloated looking tank. I replace the 2 supports at the top after the…"
"My thoughts on the smoker is it belongs in a separate group concerning how to make use of the fish after you've grown them. Like tips for preserving....smoking salting, freezing, canning etc. Plus recipes or whatever.
I figure if a portion of…"