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 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Brian's Finally Building in northern New Mexico

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 22:51 

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... Chinese knock offs of the Go Pro that are really cheap now for the budget minded person who just wants to dunk it in his fish tank every now and then... https://www.amazon.com/Yuntab-30-Meter-Waterproof-Camcorder-Accessories/dp/B01KPR30YU/ref=sr_1_5?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1516718888&sr=1-5&keywords=action+camera ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Brian's Finally Building in northern New Mexico

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 22:44 

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Thank you Rob, that was what I observed as well. The tomato leaves fall in now and then I scoop them out. Yesterday a lot got in. I had forgot the Horntwart was in my system, for some reason it wasn't visible at the surface for a while . I was checking the fish waste ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Passive solar greenhouse / aquaponics system planning/build

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 18:55 

Replies: 599
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... for cleaning off to move to AP. IMG_20180122_193119665_HDR-600x800.jpg And finally, Saturday we spent $100 on seeds for the garden this year... Then last night my wife comes home with this... For free. IMG_20180122_193301385-800x600.jpg Doh! They we're 2016 seeds, but I would think they should ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Brian's Finally Building in northern New Mexico

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 18:45 

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... given up on, but I have fresh tomato starts in the house that are about 2" tall right now so I'll wait until they get a little bigger then move them out into the AP system. I didn't notice an issue with the leaves getting into my secondary fish tank... I still scooped them out when ...

 Forum: Fish Problems   Topic: Water test to detect anaerobic issues?

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 11:03 

Replies: 2
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... you would be regularly adding pH raising/buffering agents to keep it in balance. If this is the case and your system started to turn anaerobic, then the continual pH decline would ease, stop, and then the pH would start to climb on it's own. You may also start to see Ammonia and/or Nitrite readings, ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Advice on Cascading System, Please

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 09:02 

Replies: 16
Views: 209


... what I recall from a thread on here that I think Colum Black Byron had tested, because the media heats up more when there is no water in the bed then it heats the water up when there is water in the bed... so constant flood might keep water temp cooler which would actually help dissolved oxygen ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Passive solar greenhouse / aquaponics system planning/build

Posted: Jan 23rd, '18, 01:26 

Replies: 599
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... to buy a dirt bike... he was in Florida and bidding on a dirt bike in Michigan, well the price got more than he wanted to pay so he let it go, then he found a two pack of dirt bikes one was really super powered for professional racing and the other was for a kid so he bought them and figured ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Doctor Fish's system

 Post subject: Re: Doctor Fish's system
Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 23:08 

Replies: 94
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If you can do it then go for it. Clay offers advantage such as wicking and moisture. Most important is to keep your water level down at leas 7-10cm from the surface. Clay balls and roots will do the rest. Yes, with all that rain we ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Brian's Finally Building in northern New Mexico

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 22:20 

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... Being concrete, I would use Tapcons (blue concrete screws) to secure flange. That way if something goes wrong, it is less of a mess to repair then chiseling out epoxy. . You can use the nylon wedges if wooble presents itself. And the best luck I had is with two wax rings sandwiched together ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Brian's Finally Building in northern New Mexico

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 21:21 

Replies: 2352
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Being concrete, I would use Tapcons (blue concrete screws) to secure flange. That way if something goes wrong, it is less of a mess to repair then chiseling out epoxy. . You can use the nylon wedges if wooble presents itself. And the best luck I had is with two wax rings sandwiched together and ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Doctor Fish's system

 Post subject: Re: Doctor Fish's system
Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 21:09 

Replies: 94
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... at least one DWC will be the way to go. I think I'll stick with the expanded clay though. It's expensive, but worth it If you can do it then go for it. Clay offers advantage such as wicking and moisture. Most important is to keep your water level down at leas 7-10cm from the surface. ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Advice on Cascading System, Please

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 20:34 

Replies: 16
Views: 209


... what I recall from a thread on here that I think Colum Black Byron had tested, because the media heats up more when there is no water in the bed then it heats the water up when there is water in the bed... so constant flood might keep water temp cooler which would actually help dissolved oxygen ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Passive solar greenhouse / aquaponics system planning/build

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 19:48 

Replies: 599
Views: 45885


... up a time to meet him to drop the fish off when I was going up to the in-laws house on a holiday weekend but he couldn't accommodate meeting me then either... like he wanted me to work around his schedule when I was the one that had to drive 2 hours to his place.... and he didn't want to pay ...

 Forum: Plants   Topic: Jasmine flower plant to grow in Aquaponics

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 18:21 

Replies: 6
Views: 79


... they seem happy. I think it will be another 4-6 weeks before I really start to see the flowers and bushy growth etc. if you don't want to do beds then I think bato/dutch buckets would also work fine. if they are rooted in soil make sure that you wash all the soil off the roots.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Advice on Cascading System, Please

Posted: Jan 22nd, '18, 14:12 

Replies: 16
Views: 209


... a year ago and the previous owners had used this space for car parking so they had filled in the ground somewhat (to raise it to house level) and then covered it with gravel. Unfortunately, there was nothing under the gravel so the stones have been driven downwards by the rain and cars, making ...
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