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Sacramento IBC System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate B Feb 19, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello all!I saw there were quite a few Sacramentans on this forum, thought I'd jump on in. Mine's a year+ old system, IBC tote fish tank with an SLO draining to my "growbed" and then to a sump…Continue

 

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"Outstanding! Let me know if you want a bucket of system water/scoop of gravel etc to bump cycling."
Mar 25, 2015
Jim Vanderveen left a comment for Nate B
"Thanks, Nate. I haven't gotten much use out of your gravel rack yet. :( But Friday is a holiday for me, so it looks like I will have my minimal system up and cycling this weekend!"
Mar 24, 2015
Nate B replied to Brian's discussion Question regarding our summer weather in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"Solids Lifting Overflow (The Australians' love of acronyms on their forum must've rubbed off on me!)"
Mar 4, 2015
Nate B commented on Nate B's photo
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Growbed March

"One (short) month's growth. The nasturtium has been hacked back about once a week, it's growing like mad. I doubted if it would ever bloom as I have persistently high Nitrates, but it just started loading up on new buds with a few opening…"
Mar 3, 2015
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Mar 3, 2015
Nate B replied to Brian's discussion Question regarding our summer weather in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"Brian, good afternoon. I'm raising Bluegill and Channel Catfish together.  There was a time the tank was Bluegill only and solids accumulated evenly across the entire tank bottom.  Upon adding the catfish, solids would…"
Feb 27, 2015
Nate B replied to Brian's discussion Question regarding our summer weather in the group Sacramento Aquaponics
"Good morning. It's really easy to shade your tank so our hot temps shouldn't be something to worry about.  If you choose fish species that are adaptable to the temp swings we get you'll be fine.  Mostly people are concerned…"
Feb 24, 2015
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Solitary bee

The pak choi has bolted, but it has a fan club and gets to stay for a while...
Feb 19, 2015
Nate B replied to Nate B's discussion Sacramento IBC System
"Paul, good morning. I did meet Scott from ReSoil Sac this weekend and he was over for a quick visit dropping off 300+lbs of goodness. Thanks for the tip about linking to the Sac group, will do. I don't think you and I have met yet, but if…"
Feb 19, 2015
Paul Trudeau replied to Nate B's discussion Sacramento IBC System
"Hi Nate, Sorry to have missed this post originally*.  Odd that your bluegill are eating at 44 F.  Mine definitely have no appetite at that mark.  Lately with warmer temps and greenhouse, water is up in the 60's and they are…"
Feb 18, 2015
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growbed 020115

Good growth in winter once the trees drop their leaves. On the North side of the growbed is an array of mirrors to bounce some sunlight back into the plants. I'd been planning on pulling the pak choi which is bolting, but I spotted a native solitary…
Feb 2, 2015
Nate B replied to Suzi Gibson's discussion Zip Grow Towers??
"My 'growbed' is undersized for the system capacity, so I added a couple knocked together towers to increase media surface area. There are 4 of these now, made from 4" vinyl fence and filled with red lava rock.  The tower bottoms…"
Jan 30, 2015
Joel Makori left a comment for Nate B
"strawberries"
Jan 24, 2015
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early pea

My first of the year. In the two weeks since, it's been joined by a bunch of buddies!
Jan 23, 2015
Nate B left a comment for Joel Makori
"Neat looking system! What are the plants you're growing? Cheers!"
Jan 23, 2015
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Aquaponic
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
combination
How old is your system?
1 - 2 yrs
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Catfish, Other
How big is your fish tank?
250 gallon
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
gill
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I've been running a small IBC based system for ~14 months, with bluegill and catfish.
Goals are to expand the growbed to match the system capacity and harvest lots more veg!
Cheers!

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At 9:46pm on March 24, 2015, Jim Vanderveen said…
Thanks, Nate. I haven't gotten much use out of your gravel rack yet. :(
But Friday is a holiday for me, so it looks like I will have my minimal system up and cycling this weekend!
At 4:25am on January 24, 2015, Joel Makori said…

strawberries

At 5:38pm on January 15, 2015, Jack Dunbar said…

Hi Nate. Welcome to the Aquaponics Community.

 
 
 

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