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Suggestions About Where To Buy A 1000 Gallon Fish Tank?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darlene Cerullo Nov 5, 2016. 9 Replies

Hello! I've been looking for a 1,000 gallon fish tank and haven't been able to find too many options. Does anyone have any suggestions? It would be great if you have used it yourself and could let me…Continue

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Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Oliphant Nov 1. 35 Replies

Hello everyone! I recently finished Sylvia's Aquaponic Gardening book and feel empowered to make my own system. My goal is to eventually have an Urban Farm using Aquaponics, but I would like to start…Continue

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Tom Oliphant replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Dear Darlene, My understanding is that to encourage beneficial bacteria you need a large particulate swirl filter, a biological filter, and a sump tank. Without that you may be limiting your system's ability to produce nitrates. I have all…"
Nov 1
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"I've heard of it, I think in one of Sylvia's videos but I have never worried too much about it. I've tested it but didn't make any changes. There are 2 schools of thought for controlling PH, carbonates and hydroxides. Sylvia…"
Oct 19
Darlene Cerullo replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Ok great, that makes sense. Have you ever heard of controlling the kH to stabilize the pH? How often do you normally have to adjust the pH?"
Oct 19
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"You don't need any special water for germination. Seeds have plenty of nutrient for the initial growth. I do use the system water because it's convenient and I don't have to worry about when to switch over to system water. I…"
Oct 18
Darlene Cerullo replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Hi everyone! I know it's unrelated to the sump tank question.. but I was wondering if anyone knew the answers to a few lingering questions that I have. We've already started to plant into the media bed by broadcasting seeds into the MB.…"
Oct 18
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Gravity works."
Oct 18
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Why slope your bed instead of centering the siphon?"
Oct 17
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"I didnt mention the Bell Siphons but they will be in use. I will have a timer too, 15 mins on, 45 off. It will have lots of fine tuning during the run-in period. "
Oct 17
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Wish I could redo my space. 1st I'd double the size. I'm curious too why you chose not to use bell siphons Yaacov. I'd stick em right in the middle and drain from all directions. I've recently seen a video of a guy who just has…"
Oct 16
Darlene Cerullo replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Oh wow.. sounds like you will have lovely new space. Thank you for the compliment! We had to make many adjustments, but I think we have it figured out. Have you considered a bell siphon for your media bed? It works great!"
Oct 16
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Yours is a model for others to emulate, we barely missed a frost last night, 33 now, but it soon will be. We are moving shortly so our project gets moved right at its beginning. A major upgrade is a 265 gal IBC, with a 150 gal sump, and two 4'…"
Oct 16
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Aquaponics is  why I started gardening for those same reasons but kept seeing all the neat things on Youtube so now I have a plethora of gardens going on outside too."
Oct 16
Darlene Cerullo replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Neat because we just cleaned the entire facility. I love gardening but I hate weeding and mosquito bites so indoor aquaponics is perfect for me!"
Oct 16
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"I have to agree with Jeff, its sure neat. "
Oct 16
Yaacov Levi replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"The sump tank is a simple safety for your fish tank, to prevent it from going dry. Also adding more water to your system helps the stability of the water.  Its also the best place to make water adjustments."
Oct 15
Jeff S replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"That'll never work. It;s just too darn neat!"
Oct 14

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Looking to start a small aquaponics operation in 2,000 SQFT of warehouse space at my office. Then I would like to scale up and begin a commercial business!

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