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PostPosted: May 4th, '17, 08:30 
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Here's some pics of my system started 61 days ago. Already managed to kill off 10 goldfish and probably a lot of my bacteria but it seems to be bouncing back.

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This pic shows my initial light that got moved around. (In this pic it is hovering over some seedlings). I made an LED red/blue (4 red to 1 blue) grow light that only managed get me leggy lettuce seedlings. Now I have 5000k LED flood lamps hanging above the grow bed and dutch bucket.
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Moved the tomato plants to a dutch bucket when I realized the initial grow bed wasn't deep enough. They sure have GROWN!
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Added 9 new fish today for a total of 19 going right now. FT is an 18 gallon (68 liter) storage bin.
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And I think the WAF is finally on the rise. She got this little lady for me today.
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Don't get carried away on the fish additions Atomicpapa, you've got a small system with limited filtration and it would be really easy to overwhelm the filtration capacity of your media beds. Take a look at the guidelines for fish stocking located here (based on maximum stocking level with fish size being based on final grow out size at fish harvest time) - http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6646

Plants are looking good :headbang:

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Don't get carried away on the fish additions Atomicpapa, you've got a small system with limited filtration and it would be really easy to overwhelm the filtration capacity of your media beds. Take a look at the guidelines for fish stocking located here (based on maximum stocking level with fish size being based on final grow out size at fish harvest time) - http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6646

Plants are looking good :headbang:

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No worries!! I have an empty 10 gal fish tank that just needs a good scrubbing waiting to take on some of these guys in the event I see Ammonia / Nitrite / Nitrate levels start to shoot up. Will be taking daily measurements to prevent that.

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No worries!! I have an empty 10 gal fish tank that just needs a good scrubbing waiting to take on some of these guys in the event I see Ammonia / Nitrite / Nitrate levels start to shoot up. Will be taking daily measurements to prevent that.


Update: Ammonia never got above .5 ppm and is now at 0. Nitrite never went above 5 ppm and is also now at 0. Nitrate at 80 ppm. Lost 3 fish over the last week to unknown causes, but I'm chalking it up to ones that probably would have been floaters in the store had I not bought them. The rest are active and doing well. Plenty of DO as I have an air pump cranking full blast in the tank as well as the waterfall effect from the 2 drain lines running into the tank.

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Some new pics....

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Thanks! It is small for now, but if I can get most of the kinks worked out while it's small and cheap, then the wife may let me spend the money to play with the big boys. LOL And speaking of kinks, I also posted this thread about iron. So if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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118 days in and I finally got flowers on one of my tomato plants. I'm as excited as a child waiting on Christmas. LolImage

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A little expansion.. new fish tank and added a sump tank. Water a little dark because I just added some Maxicrop.

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