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Adam Klieg added a discussion to the group Sacramento Aquaponics
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500 gallon 4''x15' 3 Bed Aquaponic System for Sale

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
Feb 22, 2013
Blair Rice replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Available for Adoption in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"Hey Adam, 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. Blair fracturedkernel at mindspring dot com."
Sep 17, 2012
Adam Klieg added a discussion to the group Sacramento Aquaponics
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Catfish Available for Adoption

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
Sep 17, 2012
Adam Klieg replied to Adam Klieg's discussion First AP system build! in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"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…"
Aug 13, 2012
Jon Parr replied to Adam Klieg's discussion First AP system build! in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"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…"
Aug 12, 2012
Adam Klieg replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"Great, thank you. Will let you know how it is coming along. "
Aug 8, 2012
TCLynx replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 8, 2012
Adam Klieg replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 8, 2012
TCLynx replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 8, 2012
Michael Fruin replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"When I had the white spots on my koi recently they were gone within 4-5 days of adding the salt. I've had to do this several time over the last 10 years in my 5,000 gal koi pond Michael in seattle"
Aug 8, 2012
TCLynx replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 7, 2012
Adam Klieg replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 7, 2012
Michael Fruin replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"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…"
Aug 7, 2012
Chris Carr replied to Adam Klieg's discussion Catfish Problem - Ilness in the group Catfish Growers
"Sorry I don't have any feedback for what it could be. You may want to check your calculations for salt though. 1lb for 500g should be around…"
Aug 7, 2012
Adam Klieg added a discussion to the group Catfish Growers
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Catfish Problem - Ilness

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
Aug 7, 2012
Adam Klieg replied to Adam Klieg's discussion First AP system build! in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"Hi all, 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…"
Aug 6, 2012

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At 7:54am on June 20, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Adam!

 

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members--no question is too basic. 

 

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