We've really made a lot of progress on our system since I last posted. Our tanks (except one) are completely cycled now and our vegetables are taking off - they've more than quadrupled in size and have blooms on…"
The Sacramento Aquaponics Community would like to welcome you to this year's tour.We will be caravanning around the Sacramento area to see a variety of Aquaponic systems that some local urban farmers have been working with.Tour info:Date: Saturday June 1st (9:30am-2pm)Start/end point: Midtown SacramentoTour Length: 70 miles (will setup carpools at meeting spot please bring small bills to help pay for gas)If you are interested please RSVP with me as soon as possible. In order to give you the…See More
"That system looks awesome! I have the same set up with one tote and the green house on the way. My question is, is your grow bed to small for your fish tanks. I only ask that because the book I read from Sylvia Bernstein suggest a 1 to 1 ratio when…"
I see from your videos the drain lines from the GB's are near to the base of the beds, which looks(appears to be) like about 4-6 inches below the top of the bed. If the drain lines are indeed set at a "close to base height",…"
"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…"