I am moving to the Bay area in May and unfortunately cannot take this system with me as I'm moving into a shared house. It's footprint is roughly 4' x 15' and is made from (2) 275 gallon IBC totes.This was designed and built after researching AP for over a year and taking a 4-day intensive on commercial aquaponics with applied permaculture. The course was taught by Max Meyers of Norcal AP and using his time tested formulas and ratios, I built the system with very minimal excess parts purchased.…See More
I am very interested in your catfish...nice home for them, their choice of 860ga. inside accomodations or 5500gal. outside with a view. Either way I would love to provide for them.
fracturedkernel at mindspring dot com."
Hi group, I received catfish from the state fair. I originally wanted to go with a stronger, more resilient fish to deal with the temperature range here in Sac but figured they were free fish, so why not. They got the system cycled and all is well but I also have goldfish and can only keep one or the other. I am going with the goldfish for now and the catfish are up for adoption. I have put considerable time, energy and some money into helping these fish become healthy again so I won't say no…See More
"Hi Jon, I posted this in the catfish forum as well and got some great feedback. That's interesting that it's the change in salinity, not the salt that kills ich. I raised the salt to 3ppt with 12 lbs as you said. The water is consistently…"
"Hi Adam, just noticed this entry, seems my gmail account has been randomly throwing notifications in the spam folder. Great. Anyway, it may be to late, but it sounds like Ich, and you can treat with salt and raising the temp to the mid 80's…"
"salt stays behind in the remaining water when water evaporates so you do not need to add salt when you simply top up.
If you are doing water changes then you would need to salt the water you would be adding appropriately but I would say only do…"
"Thank you so much TC and Michael. I brought the salt up to 3ppt today (added 8 more lbs) - 12 lbs total to 500 gallons. The water temp is always 74-78. As water evaporates and as I top off with water, how can I calculate how much salt is still in…"
"The speed at which the Ick parasite is dealt with is directly related to temperature. The parasite is only killed by the salt during certain phases of it's life cycle and that life cycle is far faster when the water is warm than when it…"
"If it is Ick, you need to get the salt up to definitely at least 3 ppt and keep it up as well as making sure the temperatures remain warm for several weeks.
And the description of "pimples" making me think of white heads definitely makes…"
"Chris, you are right. I used another chart found online and miscalculated the salt. I have added 4 lbs of salt to 500 gallons, to slowly increase the salinity.
Michael, it doesn't look like fin rot from the pictures I find online. That is…"
"fin rot, salting the water is what I always do in my koi pond ans it gets rid of it right away and isn't toxic if you don't overdo it. 1 # salt per 100 gallons of H20 using "plain" morton water softener salt from home…"
Hi all,Yesterday I noticed white patches on some of my catfish's fins. On the catfish that has it the worst, it looks like a piece of solar salt. On the others, it is still very small and is almost like a pimple. I tried to get a picture, but no luck. I looked into this and it could be ich or collumnaris and it seemed the only thing to do with catfish is to raise the salinity. I added 1 lb of solar salt to 500g of water (just under 3ppt). Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what this…See More
Yesterday I noticed white patches on some of the catfish's fins. On the catfish that has it the worst, it looks like a piece of solar salt. On the others, it is still very small and is almost like a pimple. I tried to get a picture, but…"
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