"Thanks Mary. I remember the account well, it just was not effective for my water. But I have renewed interest now and will try it again, because I would much rather use wood than HCl. My well water varies from 7.0 in the spring to 9.0 in the fall,…"
"Hi, Jon! This is Mary Proctor "Randy's wife" I do believe I have said many times on this website that using "driftwood" in your IBC totes (we cut our logs about 10-12" in length and they are about 4" in…"
"We used to breed very well with younger, 6"-8" long tilapia in a 35 gallon tank. We would keep 1-2 males and 3-5 females together, aiming for about 8 or 9 fish. The crowding keeps them from being too aggressive. As they grow, we pull some…"
Duckweed is just THAT, a WEED!! I have seen shows on Animal Planet, where people go after alligators and snapping turtles in ponds in the Southern U.S. were duckweed is growing several inches thick on the surface. Here is…"
Many types of rocks, stones, glass, or clay pellets (just to name a few) can be used for grow media as long as it doesn't fizz when put in a cup of vinegar. White river gravel 1/2 to 3/4 in. size is about the cheapest but is…"
"150 tilapia fingerlings for two IBC grow beds? You realize when they get bigger you are going to have to expand? If they all the fish survive, and they start growing, you are going to need 1 fish per 1 square foot of growbed - I believe…"
"Hi Chris, Rob and all,
Chris, this is a Great idea, one that I had been thinking about. One suggestion, instead of 100% coir, why not vary the mixture, using soil or sand that won't hold so much moisture? By varying the mixture, you…"
"Aloha anyone on the big island of Hawaii? So I can pick their brain. I don't know where to start with my aqua system. I have 2 30x90 greenhouses and a 7500 gl catchment tank how do magically turn them into Aquaponics"
"That's a good tip, Randy, thanks. Do you have any numbers to accompany your experience, like what is you well pH and KH, how does it change throughout the year, and what your opinion of perfect pH is? I have floated logs for the same…"