"Heat Transfer In Solar Panels
Ref: Heat Transfer Vs. Water Flow
Ref : Determining Collector Flow Rate
Quote: "Basically, flow rates that are too low will not remove the heat efficiently from the collector, and the efficiency…"
The rate of heat transfer between two object is directly proportional to the temperature difference between those objects. The greater the difference in heat, the faster the thermal energy will move to from the hot object to the…"
"@ Jim Troyer
... and as for making changes to the system, I'll never stop changing, adding, improving, working, extending, and 'fixing' it.
It's a constant shame when there's no room in the grow beds to plant…"
"@ Jim Troyer
The DWC bed is constant height.
Except... I use a small very cheap fountain pump to move water through the solar panel in the winter months. It used to sit in the bottom of the in-ground fish tank, but then I had a…"
"Radial Flow Filter Upgrade
I decided to raise the RFF so that it would be easier to empty the contents in to a 5 gallon bucket to be used in the garden. After turning off the water I dismantled the filter and built a nice 20" frame for…"
"Hail storm and new seedlings.
Pea sized hail did some minor damage to the garden and finished off the remainder of my seedling that hadn't been planted out. That's OK, I didn't have a use for them anyway. Started some…"
Stay away from citrus as a means to lower pH in aquaponics. Citrus juice is an anti-bacterial, which will harm the beneficial bacteria in your system.
You really don't want to harm the engine of your little…"
"This week I've been extremely fortunate to have an uncle staying with us who has a masters in horticulture. He is fascinated with the aquaponic setup, and I have been picking his mind endlessly asking all sorts of inane and dumb…"
I live in Phoenix and trying to plan a tour of aquaponics people's systems, if you would be interested in seeing what others are doing in our area and/or would like to show off your own system please send me an email at email@example.com and put AP TOUR in the subject line.
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