Sure Jon, hit me up with an e-mail and we'll work something out.
On a side note. How are you going to heat this puppy? Tilapia go retarded and off their feed under 70 degrees. Maybe you might be better off keeping native cool water species. Catfish, Bass, Bluegill, Minnows all inhabit the swimming holes I go to. If you keep it balanced like a farm pond you may not even have to feed so much.
Jon Parr said:
Hi Chi, thanks for that. Bullheads that I'm familiar with are saltwater with semi-venomous spines on there heads, could make for exciting times while wading in the pool. I'll look up the freshwater kind that you must have. I have plecos in my AP tanks, they do a great job of cleaning as well, but again have quite an array of spines, and tend to chill in the corners during daylight. They don't move until you touch (step on) them. I'm in Santa Cruz, and you're in Saratoga, right? We should meet for a beer. I lost my adult red claws about the time I read that you lost your babies. My only survivor was a berried female moved to a different tank. So now I have a couple hundred 1" long red claws, but only one adult female. Maybe we can swap some, eh?
Because of the sheer volume of water in filling and during operation, considering evaporation, you can build a simple DIY dechlorinator ( http://www.aqsolutions.org/resources/DIY.pdf ) with a simple toiler float valve for automatic top up, to address the chlorine from city water. If you are interested in a more natural and complete fish feed you can look at TC's group "Feeding" ( http://aquaponicscommunity.com/group/feeding/forum/topics/algae-cul... ), showing how to grow Spirulina. SP can be grown separately in a remote set up and fed to the pool, without fear of the Algae propagating in the pool setting because of the PH difference. This is in keeping with a more natural eco-system which us extra terrestrials can visit and observe as it actually is in the wild. I think your project is a very exciting one!
Pumping CO2 into tanks will lower the pH not raise it.
So far it's all talk, but I plan to use a wood gasifying electrical generator.
My bad. CO2 + H2O = carbonic acid, right? Thanks for setting me straight, TC
TCLynx said:Pumping CO2 into tanks will lower the pH not raise it.