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Rich Koehler
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  • Parker, CO
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plant production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel Sep 5, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a 35 gal fish take. 4 KOI fish that are 6" and 4 goldfish that are 4". I have been growing tomatoes, lettace, chard and strawberries. For several months my nitrate level was about 100 and the…Continue


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Production Lacking

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 7:46pm 4 Comments

I have had my system operating over a year.  I get a lot of growth and very little production out of my crops.  My fish are doing fine, I feed them once a day.  My PH is usually between 6.8 and 7.2.  My Nitrates are between 80 and 100.  Nitrites and Ammonia are nil.  I add aqua Essentials on a regular basis, usually once a month.  I have three grow beds that use the bell siphon.  My system is in my basement with adequate ventilation and I use a HPS light source on a traveling…


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