"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…"
I have a 30 gallon fish tank, My last test numbers were way wrong:Nitrate 20-40Nitrite 3.0Hardness 300+Alkalinity 300+PH 8.4I took out 20 gallons and replaced it with water i bought and tested before hand. It was ) all the way across the board with a PH of 6.2But now i test my water after the change and non of the levels changed the water is still pretty bad?? what went wrong here? I am about to dismantle the whole setup and clean it again? I dunnoSee More
"We use a wonderful solution of Cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, eucalyptus oil and organic natural dishsoap. A tsp of each in a 1/4th cup of olive oil. Let that sit for 4-5 days. Add solution to spray bottle. and add 3 cups…"
"...or that your pH down is hard at work...
pH 8 -8.2 is a great pH for fish-less cycling...should've just left it alone instead of doing the 'Elvis roller coaster'...
So what exactly is in that bottle of pH UP...since there not all…"
See you got a firm grasp on the chelate dosing!. I've used seaweed extract as a regular supplement in my AP for the past 3 years. I've done other systems without adding the extract and have noticed a big difference in plant…"
"Decreasing PH is a sign that you bacteria are hard at work. If you look on your PH UP bottle it will tell you the raw ingredients that are at work. Potassium bicarbonate may be one of the things on the ingredients and you can buy that on ebay or a…"
"Welcome aboard Bayy Quest!
Stephanie has good advice there.
Most of us are using cinders instead of gravel in our grow beds. It is lighter, so it's cheaper per volume and has lots of places for bacteria to grow. Be sure to…"
"Today I re-planted some of my grow beds and planted a few for the first time. I had a few beds of romaine that were bolting and some failed crops of cilantro,parsely, and a few other things that I forget now.
I planted several types of beans. Any…"
"Jon, I thought about that. First thought was tilapia fry which I understand will eat anything that gets close. but I need a permit to legally have tilapia in my state.
I'm leery about even adding a bream or 2."
Hello, Im waiting on my timer to arrive. do I need my system running 24/7 Or can I start the cycle process by just running a few times a day by plugging it up and unplugging it, or should I wait for my timer? Thanks See More
"So after the tour the first thing I decided I needed for my system was a swirl filter. So went looking on the internet for plans and found this one. It was super easy to implement, but then again I cheated and had the guys at Tank and barrel install…"
"The growbeds are your bio filter. And a swirl or radial filter is just for extra solids removal. Lots of people don't add filters right a way and i think deciding whether you need the extra solids removal depends on how long…"