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Levels okay? PH. Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrates.....not sure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Wimbish Feb 9. 1 Reply

I just want to know if these levels are acceptable readings - I have 3 150 gallons tanks with about 60 tilapia. We naturally have high PH and I use PH down to control it but it often goes back up so…Continue

Cucumber mosaic virus

Started Nov 27, 2016 0 Replies

I recently planted cucumbers in our media bed in a passive solar greenhouse and the they are not doing well and the leaves are turning yellow-brown. This would indicate cucumber mosaic virus in a…Continue

 

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Randall Wimbish replied to Christine Carlton's discussion Levels okay? PH. Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrates.....not sure
"This is just my personal opinion but, I worry more about low PH than high PH. The nitrifying bacteria are always working on lowering it so maybe you could relax a little bit on that. I also think you might be overfeeding the fish if the nitrites are…"
Feb 9
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Levels okay? PH. Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrates.....not sure

I just want to know if these levels are acceptable readings - I have 3 150 gallons tanks with about 60 tilapia. We naturally have high PH and I use PH down to control it but it often goes back up so it is a continuous battle. Here are my readings as of late; PH 7.8; Amonnia: 0.25; Nitrites between 0.25 -0.50 and Nitrates 80+ and maybe 160 ...it is hard to tell exactly where it falls in color. My nitrites were always zero until the last few weeks and I am not sure if it is something I should be…See More
Feb 4
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Cucumber mosaic virus

I recently planted cucumbers in our media bed in a passive solar greenhouse and the they are not doing well and the leaves are turning yellow-brown. This would indicate cucumber mosaic virus in a regular garden but I am new to aquaponics so not sure if that happens. Does anyone have any answers or fixes? Thanks...See More
Nov 27, 2016
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"I don't know for sure so I would get another opinion BUT it looks like a deficiency of a nutrients. maybe try this site and see if it helps....  …"
Oct 30, 2016
A. Woodward replied to Christine Carlton's discussion My husband left the water in the sump tank on - flooded our greenhouse and destroyed the system levels. I in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"You can use vitamin C to neutralize the chlorine in the water.1-500mg tablet per 50 gallons of water. It will neutralize the chlorine instantly.( crush to fine or use the fizzing kind) Also get the water as warm as possible 82-84 degrees the…"
Oct 29, 2016
Liz & Dan replied to Christine Carlton's discussion My husband left the water in the sump tank on - flooded our greenhouse and destroyed the system levels. I in the group Arizona Aquaponics
"So I'm assuming your hose water has chlorine in it?  The chlorine has probably off gassed by now, but it probably killed off a percentage of your nitrifying bacteria that convert your ammonia to nitrates.  It will just take a bit of…"
Oct 29, 2016
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Oct 29, 2016
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Helping each other to learn and grow big nutritious plants and fish to help feed the world.See More
Oct 29, 2016
Dan Vega left a comment for Christine Carlton
"Help support the future of aquaponics and sustainable farming by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1684507155/greenhouse-station-farm-smart-sustainable-farming"
Oct 22, 2016
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"Does anyone know what causes these problems on my lettuce?  Thank you!!"
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How did you find us?
Aquaponic Gardening Book
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
3 tanks between 100-150 gallon each
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
gill
Please tell us something else about yourself.
We are literally just starting....this project has taken forever to get off the ground. I thought we would be growing last July. My husband built a passive solar greenhouse and designed and built everything so no comes the scary part....we actually have to keep fish alive and grow plants. Suddenly very intimidated!!

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At 9:58pm on October 22, 2016, Dan Vega said…

Help support the future of aquaponics and sustainable farming by visiting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1684507155/greenhouse-station-farm-smart-sustainable-farming

 
 
 

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