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 Forum: Commercial Systems   Topic: Filtration for High Sodium/Hard Water

Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 22:20 

Replies: 4
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... want to try and maintain the same amount of each nutrient in solution (usually between 40-70 ppm). As long as they are still around equal parts then you won't have nutrient lockout. Have you tested the pH of your water source? (remember to let it sit with an air stone over night before measuring ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Taper123's attempt at Aquaponics

Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 10:27 

Replies: 12
Views: 892


Been awhile since I've made it back here. Last year started off so good... and then, well... life happens. I'm still enjoying my hobby, and still growing some food. Like this lettuce... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1539/24341463763_c933cdbe2d_n.jpg My shade netting ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Pipes for NFT System?

 Post subject: Re: Pipes for NFT System?
Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 10:22 

Replies: 12
Views: 210


Ok then. I'm pretty new so I was mistaken. Here's the link to the product if it matters, but I'm going to use it. http://m.homedepot.com/p/4-in-x-10-ft-Triplewall-Pipe-Solid-4550010/100135310 Not to change the subject, but ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Damo's System

 Post subject: Damo's System
Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 08:52 

Replies: 0
Views: 29


G'day everyone, not too long ago I stumbled upon Aquaponics, since then I have been researching as much as possible!! Towards the end of March my partner and I are moving into out new first home, and my first project there (aside from moving in) will be setting ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Pipes for NFT System?

 Post subject: Re: Pipes for NFT System?
Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 07:31 

Replies: 12
Views: 210


... are they made of???? either way, i wouldnt stress too much, as long as they are pvc (plastic) and not galv. iron or something harmful to the fish then you are fine to use it, just support it so it doesnt sag. also, when you drill holes into them, drill your pilot hole, THEN TURN THE DRILL TO REVERSE ...

 Forum: Commercial Systems   Topic: Filtration for High Sodium/Hard Water

Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 06:51 

Replies: 4
Views: 80


... showed basically all Na bound on the exchange sites when the resins are first recharged, diminishing to zero Na removal when K is half spent, and then the resins begin rereleasing that Na into solution, but I am glad to have your confirmation that it is possible. And as you've suggested, Eddie, ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Pipes for NFT System?

 Post subject: Re: Pipes for NFT System?
Posted: Feb 12th, '16, 05:09 

Replies: 12
Views: 210


if you go with round pipe and not rectangle, then you need more support as the water level will have to be higher. 1 support per 800cm or so seemed to keep them level for me, less and they can sag. Ok, thanks for the response. I am not the one ...

 Forum: New Member Introductions   Topic: New member on the Mornington Peninsula, Vic

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 18:24 

Replies: 8
Views: 132


Thanks Buidoi,
Could you expand on this idea please. How do you seperate aqua and ponics as my understanding is the fish water is pumped through the grow the plants/filter water then put back into the fish tank. I'm not sure what you mean by seperating them.

Thanks
Josh

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Sophia's first IBC AP system!

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 17:19 

Replies: 322
Views: 6680


... Still, the holes got drilled using the window itself as the template. I sanded all the burrs away today and cleaned the area with water and soap then water again. So we are all ready for silicon and bolting tomorrow. http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/SophiaA7/Aquaponics/04044035-941E-4441-B11E-D0E366E195F9.jpg ...

 Forum: New Member Introductions   Topic: New member from TX could use some advice

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 12:47 

Replies: 23
Views: 376


... see if the siphon kicks in. Or by placing two or three small 1/2" blocks/spacers under the bell. If the siphon starts and the growbed drains then all you need to do is adjust the bell. I hope you get it working!

 Forum: New Member Introductions   Topic: New member from TX could use some advice

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 12:13 

Replies: 23
Views: 376


yeah I am having issues getting it started it wants to start but then it just keeps it at the stand pipe level and just sucks air i have it all filled up with river rock now and i will add support under the middle its hard to tell if its bowing any but it ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Sophia's first IBC AP system!

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 10:22 

Replies: 322
Views: 6680


Nice might have to try that out. looks better then the quilt batting I have been using.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Request for A New CHOP2 System Design Feedback

Posted: Feb 11th, '16, 06:21 

Replies: 12
Views: 211


... dirty fish water will be kept to an absolute minimum. I run a chop 2 system very successfully,the water from the fish tanks passes through a RFF,then through a pair of static up flow filters and then into the sump,the returning water from the DWCs goes straight to the sump,i do also have a trickle ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Request for A New CHOP2 System Design Feedback

Posted: Feb 10th, '16, 21:25 

Replies: 12
Views: 211


... dirty fish water will be kept to an absolute minimum. I run a chop 2 system very successfully,the water from the fish tanks passes through a RFF,then through a pair of static up flow filters and then into the sump,the returning water from the DWCs goes straight to the sump,i do also have a trickle ...

 Forum: General Banter   Topic: Yet another stocking density discussion

Posted: Feb 10th, '16, 20:39 

Replies: 51
Views: 2450


... a licence to sell any fish, wasn't interested in system size, so must not be a lower volume/area limit in NSW. Just the application fee was $752, then licence fee, DA from Council, something from Food Authority etc, it just means they don't want small producers. i think if you sell them for an ...
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