Our system is 2 months old. We have a 3 bed/1 fish tank IBC system outdoors in TX. Harold was awesome in helping us with cycling the system (since we had 3 freezes between April and May that kept sending our biofilter back into hibernation!). Yet now, instead of too high numbers, we can't seem to get any! The biofilter is working overtime and the plant growth over the last two weeks has been tremendously crazy.Our problem is now this....the system cannot keep up with the nitrate demands of…See More
"You need a (small or large...it doesn't matter) barrel (plastic or wooden...absolutely no aluminum or galvanized steel) with a spigot near the bottom. Some sort of mechanical filter (I use some pH neutral rocks and some straw. A couple inches…"
"sorry.. but for me to be able to assist i'd need lots more info..
how long has your system been cycling? did you fishless cycle? how many fish? what are you feeding them if you have fish? what water did you use to start the…"
"I meant wrong as in bad water/dirty water. they were the same as the test above before the water change and did not change after the water change. i filled a few 5 gallon jugs at the supermarket but before i even added it to the fish tank…"
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 whatever aspect of wicking bed growing you can think of.See More
"I'm just getting started in aquaponics. I'm picking up my Tilapia next week at a farm here in South Carolina. The fish food he sells is produced by Cargill and is called Cargill Aquaxcelor...I've done a little research on the…"
"Very cool. Nate's videos and posts are always full of good info
Most of the store bought MaxiCrop/Seasol/Kelpak type extracts have about the same TE (trace element) content as seawater, it's the auxins, and cytokinins (plant…"