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numbers do not make sense

Hello everyone. I am a soil gardern.  This is my first aquaponics system.  I am so exited.  I put the system together and it is mechanicall…

Started by Moe

36 Jan 5, 2014
Reply by Harold Sukhbir

I think I lost my Bio-filter. Help!

By no means am I an expert. Long story short, I live in NY. 3,000 gal in-ground pond 4.5 feet deep covered with a heated greenhouse. 1st wi…

Started by Gregory J. Showalter

27 Jan 2, 2014
Reply by Gregory J. Showalter

Why does it take so long to 'mature' a system?

Can anyone give me a somewhat scientific answer for why aquaponics systems take 10-12 months to fully mature?  I imagine it has something t…

Started by Dan McGuire

32 Dec 26, 2013
Reply by Rob Nash

Lowering pH

My City water is "off theChart". I have usedpH down to bring it within reason, but just noticed the pH down uses citric acid among other th…

Started by David E Harnish

2 Nov 28, 2013
Reply by Sylvia Bernstein

Too Cold To Cycle?

How cold is too cold to start a new system? Would it be better to wait until spring or take a chance at cycling before Christmas?

Started by Damon

4 Nov 27, 2013
Reply by Steve R

Would fresh worm compost tea boost cycling?

I am starting a small indoor system, and I have kept worm bins for several years and used compost tea on plants. Does anyone know if making…

Started by David Mitchell

3 Oct 31, 2013
Reply by David Mitchell

New to aquaponics

I am currently in the process of converting an ibc tote.  Last year I dabbled in bin gardening, and I enjoyed doing it. It was just so expe…

Started by Gillian Burrus

3 Sep 29, 2013
Reply by Gillian Burrus

Last ammonia not budging

Hi! I've been doing a fishless cycle for a month or so now and stopped adding ammonia a couple of weeks ago after my nitrites went way up.…

Started by Niklas Hjelm

3 Sep 21, 2013
Reply by Harold Sukhbir

cycling with aquarium water

I have 25 4" tilapia and 1 5" goldfish in a 35 gal. aquarium I am changing out 10 gal. of water per day to keep the fish visible. At 10 gal…

Started by Larry Glaser

2 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Larry Glaser

PH Down?

Started a system that was previously cycled but when we restarted it didn't have any Nitrates...or anything really.   But I noticed the PH…

Started by R.K. Castillo

4 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by David - WI

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