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Can anyone help identify these flies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eddie Beuerlein Jun 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Happy Fathers Day all!My AP IBC tote system has been working great for the past year, however(and these events may not be related), my breaker tripped last week and when I found it in the morning,…Continue

Water clear, tote has algae layer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Manning Apr 22, 2015. 9 Replies

Hi all,Have an IBC tote system with 50 goldfish and clay pellets in the media bed.  All has been well for the last month.  Plants look good and are…Continue

Question on media dust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Beckman Sep 26, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi there. Pretty new at this. Have a IBC system and just started cycling my water a few days ago. Washed the clay pebbles until the water ran clear, however, there seems to be a fair amount of dust…Continue


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wanted to learn more about where my food came from for the past few years led me to aquaponics. Just getting started with an IBC system.

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At 10:25am on February 4, 2015, Vlad Jovanovic said…

Hi Mike...Get it up to and keep it just below pH7

At 8:32am on January 31, 2015, Vlad Jovanovic said…

Hi Mike, 

Naw, I'd not bother changing out the water. Just raise the pH with a good buffering agent like potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3)


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