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Nitrite levels increasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by RupertofOZ Sep 15, 2012. 2 Replies

I have a 275 gal IBC tote for my fish tank, and two, 3' x 6' x 1' grow beds. Because of distance from the sump tank, one is on a flood and drain pump system, 15 minutes every hour, and one grow bed…Continue

New system set up and some problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Jun 11, 2012. 4 Replies

I am a little stuck and need some advice. (I tried posting this earlier but I added pictures and it took to long to upload) and I ended up losing everything.So will try again without the pictures.I…Continue

Anyone near San Dimas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Voorheis Feb 12, 2012. 7 Replies

I was wondering if there was anyone in the Aquaponic community near where I live (Eastern LA county/Western San Bernardino, Western Riverside County). It would be nice to share ideas (well, honestly…Continue

 

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Barry G left a comment for Dennis Voorheis
"mine isnt up and going yet, been too busy working. I have most of the components built already, just need my solar pump and some fine tuning for my plumbing. If you wanna come and look give me a few pointers I would be more than grateful. Im still…"
Oct 31, 2013
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Dec 14, 2012
RupertofOZ replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion Nitrite levels increasing
"Everything suggests that your system, still relatively new.... is on the edge of your feed rates... (the kids might have over-fed a bit while you were away).... But I think your results, and plant observations give the clue as to what is the…"
Sep 15, 2012
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Sep 15, 2012
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Nitrite levels increasing

I have a 275 gal IBC tote for my fish tank, and two, 3' x 6' x 1' grow beds. Because of distance from the sump tank, one is on a flood and drain pump system, 15 minutes every hour, and one grow bed uses the bell siphon.I started my system in late April, and it took about a month until ammonia levels dropped to zero and nitrite levels dropped to zero and nitrate levels were about 40 ppm.I added 25 Tilapia, to about 10 mosquito fish that I had put in, about mid June and the first two months…See More
Sep 15, 2012
TCLynx replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion New system set up and some problems
"The problem is the long run over to the fish tank is acting like a trap and not letting the siphon work properly. You might need to have a Second sump under the distant bed and plumb it to the other sump using larger pipe.  Then you could let…"
Jun 11, 2012
Dennis Voorheis replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion New system set up and some problems
"What is a loop siphon?  "
Jun 11, 2012
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion New system set up and some problems
"Yeah, I'm guessing that your siphon troubles are related to the flow rate...Just run it (the second bed) constant flood and call it an "experiment" to see what works "best" flood and drain or constant flood... Or try using a…"
Jun 11, 2012
Keith Rowan replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion New system set up and some problems
"i'd run the "trouble" growbed "constant flood".. or increase the flow to it if you want to do "flood and drain constant pumping" or use a timed pump and put a hole in the bottom of the standpipe for the remote bed…"
Jun 11, 2012
Dennis Voorheis posted a discussion

New system set up and some problems

I am a little stuck and need some advice. (I tried posting this earlier but I added pictures and it took to long to upload) and I ended up losing everything.So will try again without the pictures.I have built two stands, and the grow beds sit on top of the stands. They measure 3' x 6' x 1'. I have an IBC 275 gal tote that will be the fish tank. The sump tank with the pump in it is underneath one of the stands. I think this is the CHOP2 system. The pump, pumps water to the bed on top, the fish…See More
Jun 11, 2012
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Feb 26, 2012
Dennis Voorheis replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion Anyone near San Dimas
"My cell phone number is 909 576-8887; or you could try copying and pasting this into your address of your email: d_voorheis@yahoo.com Dennis"
Feb 12, 2012
Dennis Voorheis replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion Anyone near San Dimas
"I will be there around 1:00 pm. But I don't know your address. You can send it directly to my email address which is: d_voorheis@yahoo.com."
Feb 11, 2012
Dennis Voorheis replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion Anyone near San Dimas
"That would be great! My next day off is not until Sunday. Perhaps I can contact you on Sunday and work out a visit. I don't want to impose, so if another day is better for you just let me know. Thanks Dennis"
Feb 8, 2012
TCLynx replied to Dennis Voorheis's discussion Anyone near San Dimas
"Have you checked the Member Map yet Dennis?  I know not all people have marked their locations but it would be a place to start to find people in your area."
Feb 6, 2012
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Anyone near San Dimas

I was wondering if there was anyone in the Aquaponic community near where I live (Eastern LA county/Western San Bernardino, Western Riverside County). It would be nice to share ideas (well, honestly at this point.... maybe more receiving ideas). I am starting my system with a 275 gal IBC tote, and 3 grow beds. Would like to incorporate to grow tents that are currently in a garden shed.ThanksDennisSee More
Feb 5, 2012

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flood and drain media
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6 mos - 1 yr
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Tilapia
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For work, I am a small animal veterinarian. For hobbies I enjoy backpacking, gardening and hydroponic gardening. I am passionate about sustainable agriculture, community based agriculture and growing your own food without pesticides. I am an environmental activist. And I love baseball.

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At 11:01pm on October 31, 2013, Barry G said…

mine isnt up and going yet, been too busy working. I have most of the components built already, just need my solar pump and some fine tuning for my plumbing. If you wanna come and look give me a few pointers I would be more than grateful. Im still learning and respect everyone's knowledge. lmk aloha

At 4:39pm on January 22, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Dennis,

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.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

Sylvia

 
 
 

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