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Aquaponics For Beginners


Aquaponics For Beginners

This is a place where Beginners can post questions and find answers.

Advanced Users are welcome to help the Beginners out.

Please KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) .

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Low Fruit Production

Started by Danny. Last reply by Jeff S Jul 5, 2015. 14 Replies

My tomato plants (5) are growing but not producing much fruit, one or 2 tomatoes in the past 2 months.  A few others on the plants but take forever to turn red.  Any ideas what I can do to increase…Continue

Not for human consumption!?

Started by Nichelle Hubley. Last reply by Nichelle Hubley Jun 30, 2015. 7 Replies

Well, I think I messed up big time. I've been feeding my precious tilapia koi food (I like in a small place and it was all I could get... :( ) for about 2 months and last night I read on the back of…Continue

Help!! Help !!! with new filtration and set-up.

Started by Henrique Miguel. Last reply by Wayne Mcbryde May 14, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi,I have a set up of 2 55 gal  blue barrel with Tilapia and  guppies separate.   I have young ones and they are growing well. Issue of overcrowding and feeding. 1. I would like to use a water…Continue

New IBC Grow Out Tank System

Started by Phil Slaton. Last reply by Shirley A Davidson May 14, 2015. 8 Replies

The barrels in the back of the 6-IBC grow out tanks are 2-media filters, 1 lava rock filter and on the extreme left, the sump.  Since my heart surgery this grow out system is for sale.The large 1,000…Continue

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Comment by Jeff S on August 1, 2017 at 9:59am

I understand your cautious approach. Unlike ammonia, acid doesn't have quite the impact on 500 gallons of water and like I said if pH drops too much just add some of your 8.3 water. Would be interesting to see if the pH raises back up on it's own. The next time you need muratic acid just go to your local big box or hardware store. I never heard of the powdered form.

Comment by Anthony Payne on July 31, 2017 at 10:12pm

I could only get powder form. so I just put in two full teaspoons going to check is here in a bit. It seem powerful I took a gallon of the water put in a 1/4 tsp and it dropped of the chart so I'm feeling it out. 

Comment by Randall Wimbish on July 31, 2017 at 8:09pm

T Boone Pickens likes to say "Don't rush the monkey, you get a better show."

instead of me  posting links, Google the above. Does that mean "slow down"? or "take it slow??

Comment by Jeff S on July 31, 2017 at 7:30pm

My system is the same size as yours Anthony. Go ahead and put 3-4 ounces of muratic acid in  it. Won't hurt a thing. Even if it drops too far you can always add water lol

Comment by Anthony Payne on July 31, 2017 at 6:17pm

well that was a drive, but I now have found the muratic acid.Just added 1/2 tea spoon into the system dissolved  in 2 gallons of tank water. 1/4 tsp in 1 gallon then again. i'll let this cycle and see what is going on I'm pushing about 575 gallons so not quite sure how much to use just doing it slow. 

Comment by Jim Fisk on July 31, 2017 at 4:12pm

Our Okra is great in stir fries as well. VERY good for you too btw.

Comment by Jim Fisk on July 31, 2017 at 4:10pm

And that is why we chose to retire to NE TN in the mountains. Low 70's here today and 50's at night. Hard to beat the heat. Also we have an artesian well with no pump and about 55F water from about 250 feet down. I let that run when the water goes over 70F in the system. Sorry to make it sound so easy but here it is TG.

Comment by Randall Wimbish on July 31, 2017 at 12:42pm

Stewed okra and tomato's. It is the main's vegetable in Gumbo's and I eat the small spears right off the plant and in salads. It is about the only thing producing in our 100 degree temperatures right now.

Comment by Anthony Payne on July 31, 2017 at 11:47am

I'm a NW boy what does that do? I've just heard of this stuff you call okra. I've been told it's a southern thing along with grits.

Comment by Randall Wimbish on July 31, 2017 at 11:21am

Try some okra in the system. This is okra time of year.


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