disregard anyone working at a pond/aquarium supplier that syas he is knowledgeable in aquaponics. i had a really bad algae problem in my tank, I was on the final stage of cycling my system. i removed the pellets once my water testing showed absolutly no ammonia, nitrite, or nitrates. after doing my own looking around i found out barley is great for clearing up water, but found out the hard way it is also great at getting rid of all my bacteria i was so fond of. dont make my mistake and use…See More
"Aggressive Tilapia and Breeding
I have several, maybe 4 or 5, very large, say 12"+, tilapia that are quite aggressive and territorial. They regularly take up residence in corners of the tank and obsessively chase away anyone that comes within…"
"Have any of you tried using spike strips for the birds. Something I could just set down on the beds and then pickup and move when I want to work on anything.
Our romaine and spinach seem to be very popular in our GB."
"Nice front-on view of the system. You can see here that drainage lines have been split into two independent lines, allowing ample flow back to sump (the sump is a burried 55 gal drum, located behind the visible roughneck bin (that's a…"
"If EVERYTHING is ok with your water, then it has to be a pathogen. Make sure the water is warm, plenty of DO, and salt the water, if you want to try to save the fish. I would stop circulation through the plant beds, troughs, whatever,…"
"Side view showing the outflow from fish tank. Outflow tube is 1-1/4" reduced to 1" into 90's. I"m using caps with a 3/8" hole to restrict flow, which allows beds to fill nice and steady, and also allows the…"
"You could try Midwest Supply. They sell the Rhyzomes, (I think that is what they grow from.) It might be a little late in the season to order them I havent checked. They should grow fine in your area, given you provide for all…"
"You can still bleed a fish after hitting them hard on the head. The heart will continue to pump from auto reflex for several minutes even though the skull is broke.
The industry has made quite an effort to find the most human methods. …"
"When ready to harvest fish you will also get lighter color and tastier fillets if you isolate to chosen fish, take them off feed for a couple days and boost up the saline (salt) level in the isolation tank. Good Eating !!!