"I built the system over a year ago, but I found some items and put them in this drop box folder. Here is a link to it - DropBox folder. If you want a free drop box account, I'd love the referral--I get extra free space (free dropbox).
"If lowering the IBC liner into a hole in the ground, you could I suppose remove the base but you will need the cage and maybe something else around the tank to keep the soil from collapsing into the cage and crushing the liner. But as far as…"
The ratios from the rules of thumb are 1 lb of fish per 4 gallons water. As gold fish are smaller you can increase the numbers as long as you don't go over the ratios, which in your case should be approx 9 lbs of fish. So the system…"
"1 fish per gallon would be 35 fish, that seems way to high. I thought the recommended number was 1 fish per 5 gallons which would put me at around 6-7 fish. The system was already cycled before I added fish and I have a pretty good…"
Yea, 4 fish seems very little and will take a longer time to cycle the system. 1 fish per gallon will be a conservative figure.
Your system is most probably not cycled as yet, so beside Nitrate, you'll be short on Nutrient for your…"
"Cool Phil, I made one out of an old fridg. Removed all ther plastic from the inside, cut a few holes in the top, used the shelves as my racks, put a steel pan in the bottom for the chhips to burn in and also cut one small hole in the bottom…"
"I will be soon running my distillery, of which there will be a considerable amount of electricity used. But, the result will be hundreds of gallons of boiling hot spent wash. This will have to go somewhere. My intention is to use the heat to…"
According to the question that sunset asked, what you are doing is just replacing the oem base with a wooden Floor. How does this address the problem of lowering the FT because it is too high for sunset??.
All my FT…"
"Rick I have to agree with you in some regards. The operational cost of running a aquaponics system can run high. I too have seen an increase in power consumption which drive up my cost. I will be switching into a greenhouse in order to cut back on…"
"Well, not to offend the purists by discussing it ... I used a hole saw and split clear tubing to take care of the sharp edges. I cook for 7 - 8 hours. After 7 I pick up the fish with tongs. If they are still dripping, I cook…"
"You want Eisenia fetida (or anything very similar sometimes sold as E. fetida).
Aka. California Red Worms, Red Wrigglers, Red Composting Worms, Red Tigers Worms and probably a whole bunch of other 'popular…"
"Very cool. 'Clean'-ish water seems pretty important for NFT to work well long term in AP (or organic hydro where you also have solids and fines to deal with)...
3-5 degrees seems like a bit much (not that it might not work just fine or…"