"The just ordered two lbs of compost worms from vital earth... last yr I ordered 1lb. from someone else...... Some of my gravel beds are really full of fish waste and I would like to keep it in the system.
Thks for the website..... I remember you…"
"I never have re-seeded the worms. Remember that it is easy to miss them in a grow bed, they are good at hiding in corners and among plant roots and in the mud in the bottom of a bed if you empty all the gravel out. Often one might think…"
This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and…See More
"Janet and Bob,
I did not use uniseals as that barrel was from my first system. I am using a threaded coupling and an O ring. As you can see it leaks at times - it comes loose due to vibrations caused by the venturi. At some time I will change it or…"
Hello.Has anybody here xperienced watery tomatoes from aquaponics? Are we doing something wrong because our tomatoes are watery, instead of juicy sweet.How about banana trees? Has anybody tried and succeeded in getting them to fruit?Thanks,YusufSee More
"There is no calcium or magnesium in the clay balls your gh must be coming from some where else. I just tested this last week for a customer that suspected teh same issue and we crushed then tested 2 bags and couldn't not get it to raise the gh…"
"try chinese alge sharks for hair algae it is there favorite food, they can tolerate the same temps as koi and get along well with there tank mates even little ones. Dont forget that your cottonwood trees are great for growing oyster mushrooms."
"Thats perfectly normal for new fish. they will get used to your system in time. one good way to get them used to a new home is to throw your food at he surface or splash when you feed. they get used to disturbances being not a scary bad thing and…"
"@ Jim Troyer
... and as for making changes to the system, I'll never stop changing, adding, improving, working, extending, and 'fixing' it.
It's a constant shame when there's no room in the grow beds to plant…"
"@ Jim Troyer
The DWC bed is constant height.
Except... I use a small very cheap fountain pump to move water through the solar panel in the winter months. It used to sit in the bottom of the in-ground fish tank, but then I had a…"
"Hi John: nice to hear you too are still making changes to your system.
I was surprised to hear that your DWC bed is not constant height.
How is the water level set in there and do you allow it to rise and fall regularly?
"Radial Flow Filter Upgrade
I decided to raise the RFF so that it would be easier to empty the contents in to a 5 gallon bucket to be used in the garden. After turning off the water I dismantled the filter and built a nice 20" frame for…"