I learned to use Sodium Ascorbate (vitamin C ) for chloramines. It doesn't take much...seems to work.
Here's a few links about it...( I found them on a different aquaponic forum site. Sylvia, I don't know if I'm allowed to mention it's name ? )
I'd really like to hear what Rupert thinks about it's use.....any pros or cons....?
I'm looking for a couple of barrels, but for an indoor system I've got to find a way to improve the aesthetics, because a blue barrel is very limiting. I've got a particular design idea, using a barrel cut lengthwise as the grow bed with the other half of the barrel suspended above it with the lighting system inside, and then another barrel, cut in the more traditional aquaponic fasion, for the fish (obviously placed below the grow bed). So...the questions, 1. Does anyone know of any sources for a black barrel? 2. If not, is there any way I can change the color (paint, powdercoat, etc.) of the barrel and still have it be food and fish safe that you know of? I know it may seems as if I'm dwelling on a secondary aspect, but I think that a key design element that is lacking from the DIY systems I've seen is visual flow and grace. Not to knock anyone's work, because obviously functionality outweighs form in this developmental stages, but I think that to appeal to a broader market the lines on the finished design must be very clean, and that market is one that I feel needs immediate development and offers broad opportunity. Thanks in advance for your time!
Do you have an address or contact information?
flood and slow drain on a timer works well, your thinking is right on track Roy. By eliminating the flood tank you also lower the head height of your pump, which could possibly save a few bucks too.
Thanks. That reduced work.
I got my first batch of goldfish today - wondering how many hours they last and how many batches i end up sacrificing
Richard Wyman said:flood and slow drain on a timer works well, your thinking is right on track Roy. By eliminating the flood tank you also lower the head height of your pump, which could possibly save a few bucks too.