"Lady bugs hatch here when the first warm spell hits usually. I don't know how they get in but many hatch inside houses. They are easy to catch as they usually collect against windows. You may be able to purchase them if they are not indigenous…"
"If your system is in a greenhouse , you will have to do water changes regularly about once a month. I lose a lot due to evaporation but the rain generally keeps up with the loss. Balance your environment and there won't be a problem with too…"
"Had a bad aphid infestation in my summer of plagues tis year. A friend had millions of lady bugs hatching in her house around the same time. I caught a couple hundred of them and released them in my patio. A few days later, no aphids and only a…"
I had a similar problem with build-up of solids in my system after running for two years. Between growing cycles this spring I washed all the hydroton in the grow beds. It removed all the left over roots and sludge that was building up.…"
I am surprised no one has replied to your question as yet. Without knowing anything about your system other than what you offered, I would say, 1. you have too many fish in your tank producing more waste than your plants can remove. 2. The…"
I'm right there with you on the climate. I live in BR and have a small patio system I've been running for a couple of years. My system floods and drains every ten minutes. Mine is much smaller than yours. I have only two grow beds and…"