"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 !!!
"BTW, they do die quickly with this method, and I don't think of it any less humane.
I have been fishing all of my life. With some fish you just don't bother bleeding them, but with a white meat fish like Tilapia or Bass it will make…"
"If you want a whiter meat, and a cleaner tasting meat you should bleed the fish. This is done by cutting the throat while the fish is still alive and then putting it back into a bucket of water. This will flush all of the blood out of…"
Hi -My system is in definite need of minerals. In researching I keep coming up with a product called Eco Rose and unfortunately it can't be sold in Canada. Does anyone know of a good substitute? I live in a small community with not alot of stores and the closest thing anyone could find was something called "fritted trace elements" however the staff were not grasping how aquaponics works and no one could tell me if this would be safe to use.Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!!See More