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DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"Interesting. I never knew this existed. "
Dec 15, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"Ouch! "
Dec 11, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"I thought of getting that Ranco Temp controller but at $50 it was just too steep. I already had the 30 Amp contactor but even if I had to shell out $5, that is still less than $25 for both. The contactor lasts years when used in an A/C system so I…"
Dec 11, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"Hey thanks Rob,  I am aware of the limitation. I am using a 30 amp contactor (relay) to carry the amperage. The relay on the temp controller only has to handle a few milliamps to power the contactor coil. I had a contactor already so did…"
Dec 11, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"I found this temperature controller and it works great! It only reads in Celsius but that's not big deal if you know the ideal temperature range for your species of fish. Tilapia is 28C to 30C.  You can't beat the price! Heck, buy 2…"
Dec 10, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
Dec 7, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"Does anyone know how hot it gets inside the PVC pipe? I would be concerned about the PVC breaking down and leaching chemicals into the water. PVC only needs to reach around 140 degrees to cause deodorization. "
Dec 7, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Lowering Ammonia
"If you would be so kind, please include the exact, verbatim quotes by Dr. Storey as well as your detailed explanations as to why he is so wrong. Some back up documentation regarding the "changed understanding of chemistry" would be…"
Dec 2, 2013
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Dec 2, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Lowering Ammonia
"Wow that's a pretty bold statement. I am not sure what you are saying Nate is wrong about. You are saying that if you properly maintain your KH that your PH will not suddenly drop. I don't remember Nate saying anything about KH so how can…"
Dec 2, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Lowering Ammonia
"I just watched your video http://youtu.be/zP1rUMyklyc that answered all these questions. Thank you!"
Dec 2, 2013
DaveTPilot replied to Suzanne Hayes's discussion Lowering Ammonia
Dec 2, 2013
DaveTPilot is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Sep 18, 2013

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
275 Gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am an airline pilot and avid woodworker. I love to find better, easier and cheaper ways to create useful tools and accessories and share them with others. I have made several YouTube videos under Pilot Woodworks or DaveTPilot.

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