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best fish for foothills?/ tank insulation / winter humidity concerns

Started by Evergreen_AP. Last reply by LogicalHydro Dec 26, 2015. 6 Replies

sorry to pile all of these questions into one discussion, but it seems responses on this site and especially bigtent have tapered off a bit.just got our greenhouse up and system cycling.  greenhouse…Continue

Hobby Greenhouse Aquaponics Systems

Started by Matt Kobal. Last reply by Evergreen_AP Nov 3, 2015. 3 Replies

Anyone on the front range doing a hobby system in a greenhouse year round? I am looking for ideas to control humidity, especially on the cold winter days when I can not open things up. The…Continue

Where to get 6" PVC on the Front Range.

Started by Wade Kaple Feb 20, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm building my first system, and am having difficulty sourcing the 6" PVC pipe for media guards.  Is there someplace that carries it in stock and sells retail?  Thanks.Continue

Dissolved Oxygen/Tank Loading

Started by Phil Slaton Jul 2, 2014. 0 Replies

One of the most important items to consider is Dissolved Oxygen and Tank Loading in your fish tank :-) Especially at higher elevations.   You overload a tank’s dissolved oxygen supply and you will…Continue

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Comment by Linda McCargar on November 10, 2010 at 10:36pm
I would like to begin a small winter project, to start to learn. I have a used water tank that I have seen people cut in half and use half for bed, and half for fish tank. Do you know of some good reading material to help with starting a first time project, do it your self style?
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on October 26, 2010 at 7:24pm
Hmmm...maybe not so much...
Comment by Margaret on October 26, 2010 at 6:21pm
Daughter had surgery today so I have been somewhat uncommunicative.(went well and she is resting post op now)
Trying to get the husband to understand ebb and flow and why I am wanting to do this crazy thing. So now I have to look at it as to make it pay for itself. I suppose this is something that happens to everyone trying this eventually!
A quick question to all.. can it be aquaponic if you are starting with potted plants? The eb system isn't together yet, so I am having to wing it here. Watered with the tank water, but not on a drip system yet.
Comment by Richard Wyman on September 30, 2010 at 9:25am
Those little poopers will feed all the plants you can fit in your growbed Bill. Goldfish are great little plant feeders.
Comment by Bill Sitkin on September 30, 2010 at 9:00am
How many plants will 4 goldfish support?
Comment by Bill Sitkin on September 30, 2010 at 8:59am
OK. 4 goldfish it is.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 30, 2010 at 8:54am
I don't see why not...
Comment by Bill Sitkin on September 30, 2010 at 8:48am
Sylvia,
Yes, that makes sense. I am doing a 20 gallon aquarium to start and will use goldfish. Will this be the same ratio?
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 30, 2010 at 8:44am
Hi Bill. I prefer the easier to understand rule of 1 fish per 5 gallons of water. As the fish grow up the ability of your grow beds to handle the extra waste from the fish increases...and the fish don't actually excrete in proportion to their size and weight. Does that make sense?
Comment by Bill Sitkin on September 30, 2010 at 8:37am
What does it mean when it says "add 1/2" of fish for every gallon of water"? Do the fish need to be 1/2" high or long in size? If I had an aquarium 1/2" high should I fill the tank with fish so I can't see the bottom?
 

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