Your top up/source water is PH 7.5ppm, so that's going to be your readings for now. Yes it will fluctuate as the system is new/"newish". With those nitrate sucker fruiting plants in a new system it will be some time for you…"
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There seems to be a lot of suspended solids in my fish tank of late, which I'm pretty sure isn't a good thing, particularly for the water that is going to go through the deep water culture (DWC) bed.
So, after a lot of…"
"You never get to eliminate ALL evaporation, but wicking beds are very water wise by watering from the bottom and not wetting the surface of the soil. And I have heard of doing a trench in the ground as the water reservoir. You can do it…"
"I spoke a friend I met on a Permaculture Course in South Thailand. I have not seen his set up yet, but he tells me it is totally self sufficient, (apart from energy input for the pumps).
He has worm juice dripping into the sump to add…"
I have a single IBC Tote Aquaponic system. My tap water PH=7.5The system cycled fish-less (added ammonia to kick-start it) for about 40 days and reached a steady PH of 7.0 and Nitrates exceeded 80ppm and ammonia was 0ppm. I have about 7 tomato plants and three cucumber plants growing in the bed. The tomatoes have reached upwards of four feet and have fruit on them already. I had been adding one capful of liquid seaweed each day up until I put the fish in.at about day 40, I added 40…See More
"Thanks Mary. I remember the account well, it just was not effective for my water. But I have renewed interest now and will try it again, because I would much rather use wood than HCl. My well water varies from 7.0 in the spring to 9.0 in the fall,…"
"Hi, Jon! This is Mary Proctor "Randy's wife" I do believe I have said many times on this website that using "driftwood" in your IBC totes (we cut our logs about 10-12" in length and they are about 4" in…"