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 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Adding salt

 Post subject: Re: Adding salt
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 21:40 

Replies: 26
Views: 353


So pool salt is the way to go then?

 Forum: Buy, Sell, Swap or Trade   Topic: Durable Timber for Aquaponics and Landscaping

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 20:28 

Replies: 15
Views: 332


looks good. you'll be doing some very careful stacking then.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Insect ID and control advice?

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 20:26 

Replies: 21
Views: 210


great vid Stuart, I like that maggots work.

my Aphids love dandelions, I let them collect on them and then carefully pick the loaded dandelions and slip them in a bin bag.

However ninja trained attack maggots that's cool.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Insect ID and control advice?

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 19:21 

Replies: 21
Views: 210


When I was clearing out the aphid infested lettuce I found these fly larvae (maggots). Fly larve and Aphids.jpg Then I watched them start attacking the aphids This one has caught a winged aphid which is pretty impressive for a maggot. Fly larvae attacking winged Aphid.jpg I recorded ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: SPC's System

 Post subject: Re: SPC's System
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 18:27 

Replies: 290
Views: 15308


... step is to prepare the base of the liner. Here I've welded two 3m pieces together. ap56 045.jpg Next step is to move the tank onto the base and I then trimmed the base into a circle from inside the tank. ap56 047.jpg After this I started hanging the sheets to form the walls of the liner. ap56 ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: SPC's System

 Post subject: Re: SPC's System
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 18:16 

Replies: 290
Views: 15308


... started on today. I've had two of these gal tanks for about 6 years. Originally they were one tank but I cut it in half to make two fish tanks but then my plan changed. 57 001.jpg These are the rolls of liner that I bought for the tanks and DWC. ap56 042.jpg This liner is the best I've found. When ...

 Forum: Plants   Topic: making seedlings

 Post subject: making seedlings
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 17:53 

Replies: 1
Views: 29


When I started out, I bought seedlings from the local nursery and plant these into my AP system. I then built a small DWC hydro system to grow seedlings for transplant into my AP system. The plants do seem to take a while to adjust. After about two weeks, I noticed new growth ...

 Forum: New Member Introductions   Topic: First timer waves HELLO

 Post subject: Re: First timer waves HELLO
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 15:17 

Replies: 15
Views: 102


... 2nd IBC & the fish. My original intention & plan was to get it all here,bringing lots of the original fishtank water, hook it all up....then run tank for at least 24hrs then add the fish. But all the big containers i had ready to haul the fish tank water were my friends...i now no longer ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: 2x IBC for FT - how to drain? What kind of Siphon for the GB

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 11:17 

Replies: 47
Views: 533


... area inside the bed that is free of gravel, that roots can't get into, or can easily be cleaned out of... so a gravel guard basically... why not then just put a bell siphon in the GB? ...and I definitely wouldn't use clear tube for loop siphons. You will get algae and bio-film build up very quickly, ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Mineralization tank water values

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 11:03 

Replies: 378
Views: 3524


... might benefit from you being able to explain the process(es) in simple terms. Your comment, "Put in poop and water in a tank and aerate it. Then turn off air let solids settle to the bottom and skim off the top and add back to your system." raises all sorts of questions: how much poop ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Mineralization tank water values

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 10:17 

Replies: 378
Views: 3524


To be honest with you, most of the information found on this subject is very basic. Put in poop and water in a tank and aerate it. Then turn off air let solids settle to the bottom and skim off the top and add back to your system.. My question is and has been what exactly are we adding ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: 2x IBC for FT - how to drain? What kind of Siphon for the GB

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 08:51 

Replies: 47
Views: 533


... my best friend!] NEXT Question 8: Salt!! What I gathered so far: a) Good practice to salt-bath new-comers to the system in 10ppm for an hour and then keep them a day or 2 in 5-6ppm before introducing them to the local crowd. Right/Wrong?? b) Fish deplete their natural salt content unless there ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: New system look over please

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 07:23 

Replies: 21
Views: 559


... brought the redfish in at 25ppt (we were at 10ppt). We put about 2 gallons of my water into a 5 gallon bucket and about 2 gallons of her water then put about 15 fish in the bucket and slowly let them swim out into the tank. Not the optimum way of acclimating fish, but we didn't have much choice. ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Tranquility Place

 Post subject: Re: Tranquility Place
Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 07:14 

Replies: 299
Views: 16076


... a (partial) living picking and making coffee. Pick the fruits - lay them out on a tarp, concrete pad or metal roof in the sun and wait until dry. Then they go into a super pylon/trough(?) to separate the beans from the spree - then into a big bowl and roasted on open fire. To make coffee it gets ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Water Evaporation . . . How much is normal ?

Posted: Oct 1st, '14, 05:32 

Replies: 9
Views: 130


... a huge factor as well, we had a change coming through a few days ago, and we had hot gale force winds. It sucked almost 600L from my beds. But then the next three days only lost 100L-200L. That said, still check for leaks. If you've got siphons on more than one bed, kick them all off at once, ...
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