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 Forum: Fish   Topic: Got sick fish

 Post subject: Re: Got sick fish
Posted: Jun 26th, '17, 01:19 

Replies: 9
Views: 82


Cleaning up the water should help :thumbright: . If that doesn't do the trick then go with the UV filter. The cleaner water the higher the kill rate so the line that goes back to the FT. +1 Bacteria and fungi (as well as other organisms) that are attached to particles ...

 Forum: Members Systems   Topic: Pete's IBC 2nd System

 Post subject: Re: Pete's IBC 2nd System
Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 19:16 

Replies: 50
Views: 2909


... cover the bed with netting. Over the last week I populated GB's 1 & 2 with the 80 Broccoli seedlings I grew from seed. I sprinkled B&B then lightly watered them in. The wicking beds are producing Beetroots that taste great the size of tennis balls and the onions and celery are coming ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: How to drain back into aquarium while maintaining height

Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 14:20 

Replies: 18
Views: 164


... to keep the sump at a constant level. That's the opposite of what the sump is for. You should swap the positions of the sump and fish tank and then your fish will have a constant water level Well I think you solved it. I was thinking the tall and narrow tank would be bad for the fish and that ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: How to drain back into aquarium while maintaining height

Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 06:10 

Replies: 18
Views: 164


... to keep the sump at a constant level. That's the opposite of what the sump is for. You should swap the positions of the sump and fish tank and then your fish will have a constant water level

 Forum: Plants   Topic: pH Rising, Plants Dying, & MicrobeLife Hydroponics ?

Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 04:13 

Replies: 1
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... I've added Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed plus Iron. About 3 weeks ago, my system had full cycled after the Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates all spiked and then returned to zero. Which is where they are at today. However, with pH, the Low pH test has stayed at 7.6 since the beginning. The High pH test has ...

 Forum: Fish   Topic: Got sick fish

 Post subject: Re: Got sick fish
Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 00:50 

Replies: 9
Views: 82


... and UV treatment would be a good way to do this especially if the filters are the source of infection. If the flow would make this too expensive then hooking it up so that it just continually recirculates the fish tank water might be enough. Great this sounds very wise, of course you always are ...

 Forum: Fish   Topic: Got sick fish

 Post subject: Re: Got sick fish
Posted: Jun 24th, '17, 00:33 

Replies: 9
Views: 82


... and UV treatment would be a good way to do this especially if the filters are the source of infection. If the flow would make this too expensive then hooking it up so that it just continually recirculates the fish tank water might be enough.

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: How to drain back into aquarium while maintaining height

Posted: Jun 23rd, '17, 20:12 

Replies: 18
Views: 164


... a bell siphon, by my calculations about every 11 minutes. I made this picture which has the whole setup. It will go into the radial flow filter then into the grow bed. I don't need any Solid lifting capabilities, as i'm hoping the grow bed and filter got most if not all. Basically the container ...

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: Used IBC Cleaning/Risk

 Post subject: Re: Used IBC Cleaning/Risk
Posted: Jun 23rd, '17, 14:58 

Replies: 12
Views: 586


... thrived, and no consumers of the fish and vegies have died nor developed diseases (nor a second head). I give them a rinse, a scrub, another rinse then leave them to sit for a several weeks with water in them, in which time quite a deal of algal and other life forms take up residence. This, combined ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: 1 small goldfish died, is there merit to my explanation?

Posted: Jun 23rd, '17, 00:15 

Replies: 1
Views: 48


... tube out of the coca cola bottle and plug it into my small airstone located in the opposite corner to the coca cola bottle in the aquarium. Then, the next day following this choice my one goldfish had die. My hypothesis: something pathogenic was growing inside the plastic coca cola bottle ...

 Forum: General System Discussions   Topic: How to drain back into aquarium while maintaining height

Posted: Jun 22nd, '17, 23:43 

Replies: 18
Views: 164


... a bell siphon, by my calculations about every 11 minutes. I made this picture which has the whole setup. It will go into the radial flow filter then into the grow bed. I don't need any Solid lifting capabilities, as i'm hoping the grow bed and filter got most if not all. Basically the container ...

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

Posted: Jun 22nd, '17, 21:16 

Replies: 2124
Views: 111679


... almost exclusively to sponge filters. I don't use them so much for mechanical filtration, more for biological, I just let stuff settle in the tank then siphon it out, although sponge filters do catch a lot of crud, so you do have to take them and squeeze them in fresh water every once in a while ...

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

Posted: Jun 22nd, '17, 20:48 

Replies: 2124
Views: 111679


... almost exclusively to sponge filters. I don't use them so much for mechanical filtration, more for biological, I just let stuff settle in the tank then siphon it out, although sponge filters do catch a lot of crud, so you do have to take them and squeeze them in fresh water every once in a while ...

 Forum: Basic Information   Topic: Pipes size?

 Post subject: Re: Pipes size?
Posted: Jun 22nd, '17, 20:37 

Replies: 5
Views: 121


... going to calibrate the whole water circuit on that diameter. 25mm pipe from pump to FT. 25mm pipe from FT to 2*20mm exits (one for each grow bed). Then 25mm pipes from growbeds to the sump. How about this solution? It is quite simple and avoid what may seem like overthinking a watercircuit of a ...

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

Posted: Jun 22nd, '17, 02:24 

Replies: 2124
Views: 111679


... the USDA through Soil and Water Resources to help us build a large pond down by Rio Sapello on or property. If we make it a public fishing place then maybe New Mexico Game and Fish will keep it stocked. :think: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/technical/nra/rca/ ...
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