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Jeff S replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I'll let you know what happens. "
Feb 25

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TCLynx replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Pleco will adjust their diet to an extent based on age and what food is available.  My understanding is when they are young and small they prefer to scrape algae off surfaces and plants but as they get older they are more likely to eat pellets…"
Feb 25
Jeff S replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"My Pleco must be hungry. He was eating fish food off the surface water just this morning. No algae left in the tank. If I put him in my duckweed tank will he eat the duckweed or just the algae? "
Feb 25
Max Gfx replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I use Plecos to keep surfaces clean, but I also shade my tank and add kelp extract (Maxicrop) on a regular basis to tint my water brown which blocks blue light. One of those things I remembered from my optician days, brown lenses block glare (blue…"
Feb 25

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TCLynx replied to Bob Gee's discussion Getting rid of algea in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Pleco eat surface algae but they won't filter out green water."
Feb 25

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TCLynx replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Pleco will eat algae off surfaces but they won't filter feed on green water."
Feb 25
Jeff S replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I went to the pet store and bought a Pleco fish $3-$5. Worked wonders in my tank. Cover the tank at least to keep evaporation down and humidity down in your GH."
Feb 25
Freddy Bach Sorensen replied to Bob Gee's discussion Getting rid of algea in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"I don't know if it will help you need to ask somebody  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plecostomus about this "
Feb 25
Jim Fisk replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
" Hey, the uploader is working again:From this: To this in 2 days:"
Feb 25

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TCLynx replied to Bob Gee's discussion Getting rid of algea in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Just answered this over in another group http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/group/ibc-aquaponics/forum/topic/show?id=4778851%3ATopic%3A550061&xg_source=msg surface algae is of little concern but you want to protect your system water from…"
Feb 25
Jim Fisk replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"I'll post the same answer here: Hi Bob, Is the algae turning the system water bright green or is it just showing up in areas where the sun is hitting? The dark green algae that grows on your fish tanks for example is doing no harm but only good…"
Feb 25
Jim Fisk commented on Bob Gee's photo
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fish tank and sump

"Not sure which is which?? If the one on the right is the sump it is way too small for your system UNLESS you only intend to run raft beds where there is no fluctuation in bed levels. In my 2000G system I have a 275g buried ibc and wish it had been a…"
Feb 25

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TCLynx replied to Bob Gee's discussion getting rid of algea in the group IBC Aquaponics
"Cover the fish tanks to block the light from the water. Make sure in the grow beds that you are not flooding over the media so that most of the water is protected from the light. If grow beds are translucent, then wrap up the outside or paint the…"
Feb 25
Jim Fisk replied to Bob Gee's discussion Getting rid of algea in the group Aquaponics For Beginners
"Hi Bob, Is the algae turning the system water bright green or is it just showing up in areas where the sun is hitting? The dark green algae that grows on your fish tanks for example is doing no harm but only good and even my trout enjoy munching on…"
Feb 25
Bob Gee added a discussion to the group Aquaponics For Beginners
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Getting rid of algea

We have our system in an enclosed green house and was wondering if anyone has any helpful tips on how to get rid of algea. It's in the tanks, growbeds and even the greenhouse cover. Does anyone know of a fish and plant friendly way to get rid of the algea?See More
Feb 25
Bob Gee added a discussion to the group IBC Aquaponics
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getting rid of algea

We have our system in an enclosed green house and was wondering if anyone has any helpful tips on how to get rid of algea. It's in the tanks, growbeds and even the greenhouse cover. Does anyone know of a fish and plant friendly way to get rid of the algea?See More
Feb 25

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Beginning a setup. Brand new to actually setting up aquaponics. Looking for experienced insight and information.

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At 6:54am on July 24, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Bob :-) 

I am sure that you agree that Aquaponics is a fantastic way to grow both fish and vegetables naturally. Love to see some pictures of your system.

 

God bless :-)

At 8:24am on July 1, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Bob,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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