I couldn't tell if you did but others should know to choose a stainless steel heating element.
It is good that you have this heater in operation as the manifold system I created is not keeping up this week in the above ground jacuzzi…"
"So sorry to hear about your Tilapia Pat. They are just barely able to survive Phoenix in a normal winter, but I figured it would be warmer there in Louisiana.
Your pool water certainly got below 50 degrees if rain froze and that is the lowest…"
John has good points about RO wasting water and your pH concerns.
The biggest reason for me to avoid RO in AP is the removal of all minerals from the water. Your plants and fish need those minerals to grow into healthy plants and…"
I posted the complete info on my solar system with photo in the "heater" thread started by Kim Romen in the discussion forum above.
It helps to have lots of surface area. There is a 1000 feet of tubing in one and 600 feet in…"
"Wow! Nice catfish! I find that when catching tilapia is it best to use a slow net, they seem to ignore it when they are not spooked by the fast motion. Another method is to just let the net rest on the bottom until they swim over…"
The media is meant to be inert. In other words, it does not break down and effect the rest of the system. Therefore, as long as the water flows through freely, the pH is not effected (changed) and the bacteria have a good home;…"
"Thanks John! that is interesting
My above ground jacuzzi system is running 5-6 degrees colder overnight temperatures than my in-ground pond system. Gonna have to do some work insulating in the next few days
Kim has about 250 gallons in her Fish Tank tote and another 150 gallons in the sump. The sump is open top and FT has the middle 1/3 cut out.
My water matches the air temp twice a day, as the air warms up and as it cools…"
The in-ground pond system has about 700 gallons in the entire system. This morning it had cooled to 64 degrees f and was 72 late yesterday afternoon.
The jacuzzi system is comprised of 3 jacuzzis, plus 100 gallons of…"
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flood and drain media, raft, combination
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I inherited a moss filled backyard pond, the remote AP turned it gin clear in 2 weeks. It's now much healthier for the inhabitants. I'm breeding and growing with Nile, Mozambique and Nile Hybrids. I sell tilapia fry and fingerlings; bulk fish food, worms, gammarus (scuds) and give plenty of free advise. If you want I'll build you a system too!
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Hi Jim. this is what I thought the system might look like, but after reading what you had wrote earlier, I might even use bamboo as the top water feeder pipe to the towers its a lot stronger than poly-pipe and cheaper, I just cut it down out of the garden.
I apologize for not responding sooner, but I have moved to a new area where there is no space for my unit, thus it has been mothballed. The towers did not run long enough to test many different crops, but my gut feel was that with the dense media I had, the spacing was too close for long-growing crops.