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Tank leaked

Hi everyone, I am new here so I'll give a run down on my system. I have 60 gallon "homemade" tank. I have lettuce and a tomatoe plant, 2 ja…

Started by Timothy

7 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Jeff S

Flood & Drain Cycle, Pump Operation

Here in Southeast Louisiana the temps range between 30's and 90'0, I'm on my second pump in three years. I have a flood and drain system wh…

Started by Gil

2 Sep 16, 2016
Reply by Frank Buffone

Solenoids in Aquaponics

Looking for experience when using solenoids in AP. I am looking to automate water flow through solar panel and grow beds in the system.  I…

Started by StevedNETN

0 Feb 15, 2016

Raising Carbonates without raising PH

Hello, I am just starting my flood and drain system. My system cycled, and I added some gold fish to start with. My PH was 6.8. Ammonia 0,…

Started by Richard Kowalski

24 Jan 20, 2016
Reply by Alex Veidel

Ammonia reading is constant

Hi, I set up my system with 250g FT and same ST. Currently I have one grow bed operational which is 1/2 I can tank. I have 13 medium size t…

Started by Moe

10 Dec 13, 2015
Reply by Moe

Vinegar barrel for pH adjustment?

I acquired a vinegar barrel and have been flushing it with rainwater from my gutters for a few days I just tested the pH in the barrel now…

Started by Jeff S

3 Dec 2, 2015
Reply by Alex Veidel

water heating advise

Hello, I have built a system that I believe contains about 600 gal of water.  My grow bed contains 3 tons of gravel and is 4*16' and a dwc…

Started by StevedNETN

3 Nov 18, 2015
Reply by Jeff S

Best values for magnesium and calcium?

Hello, Can anyone tell me what the bast values are for calcium and magnesium? My calcium value in my system is 170mg per liter. I don't ha…

Started by Ferry

0 Nov 6, 2015

Can I Use Reverse Osmosis Filter Waste Water -- that's been through a water softener?

I live in NW Iowa where the water is really hard at 38-40gpg. The pH is 7.5 and TDS is 500ppm mainly from calcium. (CH=800+ppm, KH=250+ppm.…

Started by Dan Knauss

3 Oct 16, 2015
Reply by Jim Fisk

Using a Fresnel Lens to Heat Water

We've just started researching this little gem, so haven't acquired the lens yet...but checking around! A Fresnel (the 's' is silent I thin…

Started by Pam DeLong

6 Oct 15, 2015
Reply by Pieter Swanevelder

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