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Sand as a medium in a flood and drain bed?

I have taken an interest in using sand as a media in one of my grow beds again.  Only thing is that my beds cycle permanently on flood and…

Started by Kobus Jooste

31 Nov 10, 2012
Reply by TCLynx

Pumping Head !! What it means

When I think of head pressure I think of pumping up.. so when the pump data says it has 21 ft of head pressure does that mean horizontal or…

Started by Dan Ponton

5 Apr 20, 2012
Reply by TCLynx

Criticism of Fish Care

I'm curious to know how people deal with criticism of the welfare of their fish.  I have an indoor and outdoor system and I make sure my fi…

Started by Rob Torcellini

31 Jan 14, 2012
Reply by TCLynx

Remember the simplicity......

It has been a while since I added something here.  The mixed aquaponics page got dibs on the sand bed experiment (which is going great!!) a…

Started by Kobus Jooste

2 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by Jane

Monitoring in mature systems

I have been looking at a lot of input and my own experience.  If a system is designed and managed correctly, what should we monitor in the…

Started by Kobus Jooste

24 Jul 29, 2011
Reply by Kobus Jooste

Timed irrigation and towers

I am experimenting a bit with towers on timed flow.  So far (winter) they are happy with 15 minutes on and 45 minutes off.  Anyone have exp…

Started by Kobus Jooste

26 Jul 20, 2011
Reply by Kobus Jooste

No aerator update

It is now going into autumn, and I can now confidently state that the system configuration that I was testing - having no aeration originat…

Started by Kobus Jooste

13 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by Kobus Jooste

How long can we leave the media beds alone?

I have been running my system since late 2008, and in two different inflow configurations.  The first try was gravity flow dispersed over t…

Started by Kobus Jooste

8 Apr 12, 2011
Reply by Kobus Jooste

Water consumption in a fruiting crop system

I have never searched home system references for water loss ratios, but if I remember correctly, UVI data suggested a daily loss of around…

Started by Kobus Jooste

17 Apr 11, 2011
Reply by Jay Wolf

Changing ratios over time?

I have recently seen my water clarity go from pretty good to grim, without increasing my feeding rates or taking away any filtering capacit…

Started by Kobus Jooste

4 Mar 28, 2011
Reply by Kobus Jooste


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