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 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Rookie mistake!...possible to clean non food grade IBC tote?

Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 10:01 

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... directions in the IBC of AP at the top of the page. +1 as the IBC is cut open for AP it is much easier to clean. High pressure hose initially and then scrub. and then leave in the sun for day or so. It has been used for a year and the product information does not suggest anything too serious - ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Rookie mistake!...possible to clean non food grade IBC tote?

Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 07:50 

Replies: 7
Views: 103


If it's algae, then it could have caused a few problems. However, bio slime builds up over every surface naturally, it's what converts the ammonia, so you want it there. However, algae is different. Scrub and pressure wash should ...

 Forum: Fish   Topic: Prawn

 Post subject: Re: Prawn
Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 06:28 

Replies: 10
Views: 118


cathode wrote:
coachchris wrote:
Pain in ass


Pain ass in?

:laughing3:
I do that more often then not when typing.

 Forum: Electronics & Electrical   Topic: Need Timer: 15min on, 5 min off, repeat indefinitely

Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 02:43 

Replies: 11
Views: 186


If it's DC, and my pump and outlet are both AC, then I don't think I want to go through the effort and complexity and attempting to do that dual conversion.


Any other ideas on a timer that is AC based, plugs into a standard wall outlet, and allows a 3 prong pump cord to plug into it?

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Rookie mistake!...possible to clean non food grade IBC tote?

Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 02:13 

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... As far as how the plants looked, it was kind of strange. There was a tomato plant growing but not producing anything (it looked ok), but then he had some grassy looking stuff (yes like grass from the yard) that was growing well in some spots but dead and brown in others. The IBC currently ...

 Forum: Electronics & Electrical   Topic: Arduino Aquaponics Controller

Posted: Sep 3rd, '15, 00:53 

Replies: 178
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... powering the Arduino? Time to start your basic troubleshooting. I would start by commenting out the sendDataToPHP() call. See if it still hangs. Then try the writesd() call and test again. Then try getTimeAndDate(). Comment out one function call at a time until you find the culprit.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 19:52 

Replies: 39
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And I really feel the need to comment on the grow bed.. According to the image, there is likely less than 120mm of clay, and then the recommendation of 50mm of dry clay on top.. leaving 70mm of growing depth.. I kinda think this may be a little shallow yep. as I mention above - even ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 19:25 

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then it will be a crayfish only tank ;-) - though feeder GF can ultimately be food.... but initially he can start with GF and if not too cut up about it move into his crayfish with or with GF losses. I have yabbies and gilgies ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 19:13 

Replies: 39
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... eaten off.. :upset: And I really feel the need to comment on the grow bed.. According to the image, there is likely less than 120mm of clay, and then the recommendation of 50mm of dry clay on top.. leaving 70mm of growing depth.. I kinda think this may be a little shallow .. .

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 18:10 

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... product that has added potash for potassium. seems you have various options in UK according to google. >> I was going to grow seedlings then transplants however a youtube video showed someone just sowing seeds straight into media, which is the recommended way? you can sow directly and ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 17:26 

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... look for fish safe fertiliser, or could your average tomato fertiliser work? Or the stuff i use for garden plants? I was going to grow seedlings then transplants however a youtube video showed someone just sowing seeds straight into media, which is the recommended way? Slowly slowly getting the ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: Newbie: Greywater aquaponic system

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 14:13 

Replies: 0
Views: 29


... I want to design a greywater aquaponic system. I thought of maybe a wormfarm as a first filter for the greywater (or something else suitable), then one or perhaps several grow beds, not for human consumption, buit maybe to grow chicken/duck food or fish food or simply organic matter. When the ...

 Forum: Aquaponics F.A.Q.   Topic: Zinc!?!

 Post subject: Re: Zinc!?!
Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 13:38 

Replies: 14
Views: 220


... when removing zinc to weld something galvanized, they say to mix a little flux with vinegar, and boil it, with the part you're welding in the mix, then pull it out, torch it, quench it, and then hit it with a wire wheel. If that gets off enough zinc to protect someone from metal fume fever, and ...

 Forum: New Member Introductions   Topic: Pura Vida from Costa Rica

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 09:59 

Replies: 2
Views: 47


... we really scaled up. Right now kind of thinking a whole 18" deep and using the excavated dirt for building up the walls another 24-30" then using a pond liner. Add a drain at the bottom etc.....land slopes down along creek and looking to keep the first one real simple while learning ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: first ibc system, tank connectors, or other ideas for 25mm ?

Posted: Sep 2nd, '15, 08:48 

Replies: 39
Views: 438


... Does everyone elses expanded clay float? it does when the bed is filled to much. Normally water level is managed 5cm+ below the surface level. Then the weight of clay holds it down. But your GB is very shallow so I guess will be very wet. >> Am i aiming to get the water to the top of the media ...
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