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PostPosted: Mar 14th, '17, 19:34 
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I started with "Barrel Ponics" first and that wasn't bad. Then I moved on to IBC tanks and now I've finally got my aquaponics system up and running. It's been three years of trial & error, but all eight of my grow beds are full of vegetables. Too early to harvest yet. I can now, at least show off my efforts. I want to thank all of you for all your advice these past few years. I don't know how to send pictures to you. When I'm able I will.
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Gil,

Looks like we're down around the same neck of the woods. Congrats on the success! I look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Might find something useful on posting pics in the first two threads here - http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4


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well done Gil. looking forward to the pics.

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I've had a massive fish kill. I lost 75% of my gold fish ant one time. They were all about the same size, the smaller gold fish and the blue gills survived. I lost the main air pump. Ok, that's the probable cause. Now, I have an active fish tank and I need to clean the system with out harming the fish I have left.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do next?
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Sorry to hear about the fish :support: .

Depends on how bad it is :dontknow: .

At the least, clean out the dead fish (which you've probably already done) and make certain that there aren't any on the bottom.

Depending on the pH, water temp, ammonia and nitrite readings you may want to do a partial water change with de-chlorinated water. The biofilter is probably intact so you don't want it to take a hit from the water change. If you're seeing high ammonia or nitrite readings, depending on your salt levels, you may want to add some salt to help with nitrites and stress (after any water change). Usually you want 1part per thousand of NaCl (without anti-caking agents or iodine). 1ppt should be sufficient.

Keep your eyes open for new deaths for awhile and remove them immediately.


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Thanks for your reply. Two goldfish and 6 bluegills survived. All of the water parameters are in safe zones and the water is crystal clear again. I think I'll have to keep a tighter watch on my water quality for a while.

Could a varmint cause any danger to the fish through the grow beds or would dead vegetation do any harm?


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