"Useful...sure. I'm a sucker for cool probes, meters, (relatively) precise measurements of data which is "useful" to me in varying degrees and in various ways...even if it's just to fulfill my curiosity about…"
"Wow Terri, this is cool stuff (I'm still not sure about how exactly one would go about selectively cleaning the bottom-is layers of a grow bed though).
Pices, it's basically just a millivolt meter that measures an electrical current across…"
"@John, I made it but haven't had the opportunity use it. I talked to the guy in the video to get the specs, so it should work.
All the parts came from Lowes. I'm working on a design manual with pics for another person. It might be…"
"@Chris, yes, the lift is only a few inches. If I had a way to test it, I would play around with different elevations to see what type of output I could get. I think this is a great option for commercial systems."
"Selling high output air lift pump 3000 gph - needs a 20 lpm air compressor. The output has not been verified. Price is negotiable.
The design is based on this pump -
Air lift pomp from aquatechnobel.be on Vimeo."
"@Glen, I loved your air lift display at the conference and the video of the pump in action. I was amazed with the lift.
Earlier this year I built this high output air lift pump (3000 gph / 20 lpm of air) for a commercial AP system based on the…"
One problem with media beds is that they need to be taken out of service to clean. If a person could identity bed zones that were trending toward becoming anaerobic and perform “targeted” cleaning, the bed could stay in service with minimal harm done to the biofilm.One way to perform such trending is to profile the solids layer with an ORP probe on a monthly basis and record and chart the results in a spreadsheet.The following illustration can be used as a guide for interpreting the results.…See More
"@Rebecca: Thanks for the link I like the wicking bed concept for treating fish waste. There's a septic tank design that uses the same principle - Evapotranspiration bed. I think Earthen Group's design would be ideal for a K-12…"
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I have worked as a certified wastewater treatment operator and manager for more than 20 years. My experience includes domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, as well as groundwater remediation. My interest in Aquaponics follows a natural progression of water quality interests. I views Aquaponics as a wastewater treatment system with the added benefit of producing food. My microsystem is a great tool for learning about aquaponics.
I have had the opportunity to work with 2 commercial AP systems in Colorado and assisted with building the new facility at the Grow Haus, in Denver.
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