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Ma. Theresa Macapil
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All About the span of time to water the grow bed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carr May 15, 2012. 6 Replies

hi there, I just want to know if it would be possible to switch on my pump for half day to distribute water to my grow bed? you see, electricity bill is way up high here in our place. Is putting it…Continue

 

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Chris Carr replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"  All great information. It is much appreciated. "
May 15, 2012
TCLynx replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"Yes the careful balance of making sure you have enough fall for your drain time while still minimizing lift yet keeping everything at comfortable heights.  This will be trickier with siphons than with timed flood and drain or constant…"
May 15, 2012
Chris Carr replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"Do you have any rough guidelines on this which you would suggest from your experience? You seem to have it mastered with your old system anyway. I assume minimize lift and maximize use of gravitational potential are a given. I think…"
May 12, 2012
TCLynx replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"One key to dealing with high energy costs is to research energy efficient pumps carefully, often times spending extra on a good pump in the first place will save you far more than the difference in price to the cheap pump in the first year of…"
May 12, 2012
Ma. Theresa Macapil replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"Thank you for your reply, there is much I need to know more about aquaponics before setting up one in my backyard."
May 12, 2012
TCLynx replied to Ma. Theresa Macapil's discussion All About the span of time to water the grow bed
"There are a few considerations to take into account when figuring out how long you can leave the pump off. First, you need to make sure you have enough filtration and aeration to keep the water quality good for your fish.  If you pump too…"
May 12, 2012
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All About the span of time to water the grow bed

hi there, I just want to know if it would be possible to switch on my pump for half day to distribute water to my grow bed? you see, electricity bill is way up high here in our place. Is putting it off once in awhile wise enough?See More
May 11, 2012
Gina Cavaliero left a comment for Ma. Theresa Macapil
"Welcome Ma. Theresa, 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…"
Mar 24, 2012
Dave & Yvonne Story left a comment for Ma. Theresa Macapil
"Welcome On this website you will meet many friendly people. Here you can learn, teach and have fun. Next year, I hope to go to the Philippines to visit some friends involved with aquaponic systems. Dave  "
Mar 24, 2012
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Mar 24, 2012

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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
No
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
i planne4d to vertically cut a big blue industrial tank
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Hi there, am very interested on this , since if ever I may make one, I will be the first to do it here on our city which has a big population. If ever I am already have one I want to post it on facebook since this would greatly help in cutting down mothers food expenses.
I hope my having a contact with you produces good result on my putting a backyard aquaponic system.

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At 4:19pm on March 24, 2012, Gina Cavaliero said…

Welcome Ma. Theresa,

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.

Normally Sylvia Bernstein, the community's founder, would be welcoming you, but she is vacationing in Japan and I am helping out by welcoming new members in her absence. I am certain she would be excited to have you join and she will be looking forward to getting to know you upon her return.

Thanks again for joining us, and I too look forward to getting to know you too. See you around
the site!

Gina Cavaliero

At 9:13am on March 24, 2012, Dave & Yvonne Story said…

Welcome

On this website you will meet many friendly people.

Here you can learn, teach and have fun.

Next year, I hope to go to the Philippines to visit some friends involved with aquaponic systems.

Dave

 

 
 
 

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