"I have 15 years in recirc systems, I have been following the discussions. I gather cycle means to run your system for a period of time. I also gather that you intend for the root systems to perform the bio-filtration for the fish waste…"
"I don't know how having an IBC filled at the end of it would work, I think it would all just drain out into the pipe and into the ground.
Or are you talking about just using the IBC as a compost tea brewer and just watering from it into the Ag…"
"Great answer TCL
I am very interested to try open method, I am thinking of putting an IBC at one end and running Ag pipe from the bottom of it into the bed. Then filling the IBC with compost, wondering about having layer of Bio Car or even fresh…"
"Well there are a couple of things to mention... First your nice looking system is very young and your first couple of crops won't be your best. Aquaponics continues to develop for up to 2 years. You will see your yield continue to improve over…"
Don't knock those little fishy guys, there is a guy here in Phoenix growing AP with guppies, 1000's of guppies.
You are correct in thinking that you need to add plant load to get a handle on the green water issue. I…"
"I'll have to measure tomorrow. I normally just throw in what they eat in a few minutes plus a few more (and if they eat that, I increase the amount I feed them the next day).
Is there a formula for how much feed equals how…"
Hi all. This is my first post. I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I live here in New Hampshire and have been gardening on and off over the past few years, but have really taken an interest as of late to learning more... a lot more.My goal her is to learn what I can about aqua phonics for colder weather...for what fish to raise, what to feed them, and how to harvest, to system design, to greenhouse layout and planting. I would love to have an almost self sustaining system for a year-round use.…See More
"I ordered 25 1" tilapia before my system has cycled but added them into my house aquarium till the outside system has cycled plus here in middle Tennessee it is unusually cool both days and nights...... This is the darndest global warming,…"
"It's a bit of a dilemma. If you increase stocking, then you must have the necessary aeration. Your plants are now heavy feeders but fall/winter plants are not so much. Fish grow, so possibly you will…"
"its been 2 weeks since i set up, i am useing fish to cycle with (mistake in the beginning not knowing exactly what cycling was).
I started with 10 goldies and 2 algae eaters, now have 7 golds and 3 guppy 2 algae eaters. I feed…"