The pH was 6.9 . I did not test for ammonia or nitrates. Fish grow well in the water as it flows in the river and I confess I thought that was a good criteria for it's use. That doesn't rule out diseases or other heavy metals but a…"
For some reason, either they are extremely easy to breed or good luck, my minnows are reproducing at an amazing rate. The great majority of my minnows are flatheads, the golden variation known in the pet trade as rosy reds.however, last November, I also added several shiners. I think they were golden shiners. Now I have what I think is a female VERY fat, patrolling along a foot or so section of the pond, just a few inches below the surface. I have ogled mating behavior and they tell of a golden…See More
"Saturday,May 25... Just returned from added another group of 50+ fish to the pool system. I put 5 of the largest into one of the raft grow beds. I want to see if any are interested in breeding anytime soon. I removed all the crawdads and little…"
I wanted to introduce a group devoted to the preservation and use of the fish and veggies we produce in our AP. systems. I was thinking in terms of hints/tricks for anything from processing fish to freezing, dehydrating, salting, smoking, canning, pickling.....and the list goes on.
"Perlite is pretty light. Expanded clay is not too heavy. But unless you keep the plants small you will have considerable weight in biomass and water retention. The design should be able to hold twice your anticipated weight at…"
"Those pumps tend not to be very energy efficient. They usually are not meant for continuous duty either. Cleaning is a part of maintenance. To reduce how often you clean, oversize everything a bit: hoses, pump, and filters. Or you could try an air…"
"Thanks Rob. Guess my water is too warm. I get the seeds to germinate fine but then everything gets to a certain point and stops growing. My pH runs around 6.4-6.8 and our water is in the high 70's for our Tilapia then it probably cools slightly…"