Yes they're strong in that respect. They got strong in that environment because they gradually got used to it. When we remove them from this and place them in conditions of drastic swings in PH, Nitrite, temps etc. is when they are at risk. Its like if a human is suddenly put on a planet with little oxygen and sulfur and high nitrogen and freezing cold. Even very small changes will affect them. In AP we do adjustments very slowly and over time.
Erik Phillips said:
I never thought it would be that easy to kill catfish. I thought they were super survivors I mean they can live in mud for crying out loud!
I believe so - will let you know eventually how big they will get.
Erik Phillips said:
Hey George will bluegill really get big enough to fillet in aquaponics?
Didn't they end up replacing Nitrobacter sp. with Nitrospira sp. as the the nitrite to nitrate converter?
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair said:
Here is a good visual representation to understand the nitrogen cycle
also pick up one of these:
to filter out the chlorine
Yeah, I know whatcha' mean. My kid had an upper respiratory infection that somehow developed into pneumonia. We finally took him took him to the doctor who gave us some meds and told us to keep him indoors. Little David said the meds tasted "yucky"...So I felt bad and stopped giving them to him. He also really, really wanted to go outside and build a snowman and have a snowball fight with his friends...I mean...a snowman...how the heck could I say "no" to that? Well, mysteriously...no matter what we tried to do, his condition just kept getting worse...so we figured that for us, prayer was the answer. We just hope and pray that little David will pull through...
Yup, no feeding until levels come down (they can go weeks, even months without food so don't be fooled by those sad puppy dog eyes as you walk by the tank)...water changes, and salting...
You've already got all 'the good' answers...all you have to do now is implement them...