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 Post subject: Re: WRC Aquaponics
PostPosted: Jul 14th, '14, 14:20 
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I like number 3, Jay ;)

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 Post subject: Re: WRC Aquaponics
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Do you think it's going to go smoothly ?


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Great job mate, looks really neat!


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Okay today I found this - does this mean it's nearly cycled? Or is somethin else up?
I added another 2 cap fulls if Charlie carp.

Has been about 1.5 weeks since initial Charlie carp and seed water from home system (2buckets)

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90mm uniseals arrived today - going to plumb the sumps up tomorrow with students :)

1st lesson with them finally :) wish me luck

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First 2 periods we looked at IBC of aquaponics - discussed the different aspects and then went over and had a look at the system so far.

We talked about costs, groups, systems, youtube videos, standpipes, gravel guards, rocks, ammonia, fish, fish, fish!

Going to build a barrel system next period :)

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PostPosted: Jul 23rd, '14, 12:06 
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Thats so cool that you can this adiction to work

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Today some year 12's got involved - filled 2 more beds with rocks - but forgot to clean them and the water has gone red again :(

I also hooked up all the sumps -

FUTURE NOTE If you want to get 90mm uniseals into tight spaces easily - cut the slits longer (1 1/2 ") and it goes in like a butter with some dish washing liquid.

The first ones I only had about 1/2 inch slits and it was really hard with the flexible IBC wall.

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So the water is brown because the year 12 group forgot to clean it when they were working on it :( O well good for them chipping in and helping out - very impressed.

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The sumps connected with 90mm uniseals and pipe. I'm glad I didn't fill the top beds first as this part was tricky.

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Planted out with some small seedlings I had at home; spinach, romanesco, lettuce, onions, pak choy, kale, khol rabi
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So the ammonia is about .5 and nitrite around 1-2
Its been running for 4 weeks (well at least 1 bed was for awhile until 2 others came online)
I'm thinking of picking up fish in 2 weeks time ??? Hopefully its ready.
Can someone tell me if adding new beds of rocks will change the nitrite?
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The nitrates are building so your well on your way, Id expect in another 2 weeks the nirtites should only be trace. Salt to 1 or 2ppt before you add the fish anyways. I dont think adding more grow beds will effect nitrites, but the added water volume may dilute it down a bit.

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It must be good having helpers there to help!

Don't worry about the water, it'll clear out soon enough.

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