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Largemouth bass and catfish

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Mar 11, 2013. 6 Replies

My system includes a 330-gallon tank with 50 largemouth bass that are growing quickly. They are producing more nutrients than my system can handle, so I need to cull the herd. A friend with a pond…Continue

Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Fisk Dec 23, 2012. 29 Replies

My system has been fully cycled for six months, but still not getting good growth out of most of my plants. Any suggestions would be welcome.The system:50 juvenile largemouth bass in 330 gal tote.12'…Continue

Plants not doing well at all

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Jay Aug 10, 2012. 7 Replies

I need some advice from AP veterans. My plants have mostly stopped growing and are losing leaves.System is two months old and has been fully cycled for the last month. System includes:• 330 Gal fish…Continue

Speeding up cycling time

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Jun 18, 2012. 3 Replies

I've read that cycle time can be speeded up by placing a rock from a fish pond into the grow bed. I have a friend with a pond, but there are no rocks in it. He has offered to toss one in and then…Continue

 

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George replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"Maybe I'll teach mine a few tricks.  Already he will skyrocket a few inches and take a worm out of my hand.  I get a laugh out of it every time.   "
Mar 11, 2013
Dennis Jay replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"Bass are adaptable and rather smart. I'd sure they will adapt. 30 of them are being transferred to a pond this weekend. "
Mar 5, 2013
George replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"On second thought, will your bass adapt to life in the wild after eating pellets all their life?  Will your friend continue to feed them pellets?"
Mar 5, 2013
George replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"huh.  I have one largemouth in my tank and just about every day I dig one or more large earthworms for him.  Sometimes I'm able to catch a lizard to throw to him.  I throw pellets to bluegill in the tank but have never seen the…"
Mar 4, 2013
Dennis Jay replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"Thanks for the reply, George. Bass are fed 3/16" 40% protein commercial feed. They are big enough now to eat bigger pellets."
Feb 27, 2013
George replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Largemouth bass and catfish
"They coexist in all stocked farm ponds that I know of.  Larger bass will eat small catfish and any other fish they can swallow. What do you feed your bass?"
Feb 27, 2013
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Largemouth bass and catfish

My system includes a 330-gallon tank with 50 largemouth bass that are growing quickly. They are producing more nutrients than my system can handle, so I need to cull the herd. A friend with a pond has offered to take a few bass. His pond has catfish, about the same size as my bass (6" to 8").Will the two species coexist peacefully together? Or is this a bad idea?See More
Feb 26, 2013
Dennis Jay replied to Bart's discussion Measuring stuff.
"Good point. My solution is 5%. So 3 ppm for 300 gallon comes out to about 14 teaspoons or 2.3 ounces. Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.  "
Jan 19, 2013
Dennis Jay replied to Alex Veidel's discussion What's Wrong With My Basil?
"I had the same problem with my basil and lettuce. I think it's an airborne fungus. My problem was the humidity was too high in my greenhouse. I added a fan for air circulation, which someone here recommended, and haven't had the problem…"
Jan 19, 2013
Dennis Jay replied to Bart's discussion Measuring stuff.
"Vlad - If my math is correct, that's a rather small amount of Fe. For a 300-gallon system, 3 ppm is less than a teaspoon. Correct? "
Jan 19, 2013
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Jan 4, 2013
Jim Fisk replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves
"Great advice as always Jon. So today I installed the fan, finally got around to cutting off the stand pipes on my first 3 ibc gbs (that I foolishly glued before I knew better, Used a dremel with a cutoff wheel) so as to keep the surface gravel dry,…"
Dec 23, 2012

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Jon Parr replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves
"Yeah, Jim, most of my comments on hear are from my iPhone, and for some reason it gives me trouble now and then, not with chopping on half, but just won't post. So I copy and paste the comment to "notebook", and try again later (that…"
Dec 23, 2012
Jim Fisk replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves
"OK, why does my reply get truncated? about half is being tossed away. Anyone else experiencing this or have I reached some sort of limit? Strange. I have retyped it all over again and once again it got cut in half. I'm done."
Dec 23, 2012
Jim Fisk replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves
"Another great thread. You guys rule. Truth about Forums is that all the info in the world means pretty much nothing until you run into these problems and then the light goes on in your (read mine) head when you need it. I learned more in the few min…"
Dec 23, 2012

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Jon Parr replied to Dennis Jay's discussion Lettuce growing very slowly; brown spots on leaves
"Indeed, be careful about using H2O2 or any dissinfectant in AP, of course. But in order to harm your bio filter, it must reach your biofilter as active H2O2. If you dump a whole bottle of hardware store 3% in your grow bed, the H2O2 will kill single…"
Dec 18, 2012

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My systems includes 330-gal tank with 49 largemouth bass juveniles feeding a 12' x 2' growbed and a NFT system. Was fully cycled in July 2012.

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At 6:09am on January 29, 2012, Paul Ellinghuysen said…

great to me you and your wife green sky growers.Lrts keep in touch. Paul

At 8:31pm on November 24, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

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