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Old system is crashing

Started May 21, 2013 0 Replies

I have had this IBC system for about 4 years now,  never really had a problem i couldn't figure out.   I bought 100 channel cat fingerling a few months back and they started to die about two weeks…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Stillwagon May 23, 2013. 2 Replies

i live in south georgia.  zone 8,  its humid, dry, and hot during summer,  Is anyone growing hops around here ?  Or does any one have any input on if it is possible and what kinds i can grow?   I am…Continue

GreenHouse Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Feb 19, 2012. 2 Replies

in the process of building a 60 X 30 GH.  I am looking for suggestions on which is the most productive way to set up the GB.I have two IBC totes burring at ground level.  I have over 100 (30GAL) …Continue

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siphons, oh boy !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Mar 1, 2011. 3 Replies

which kind ? setting up a new system using barrels,  what is the easiest way to set up siphons?  i am familiar with bell siphons,  looking maybe to make loop or U siphons.   I saw a video on youtube…Continue


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DIY Aquaponics
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, NFT, combination, Currently it is from IBC tanks. 275 gal - I have 50 channel catfish, 10 speckled cats, 20-30 bream, a few algae eaters, and a bass some where in there. Flood and drain GB above the FT and also NFT system off to the side. I got into AP in the spring of 10, worked great for the season, now I am waiting for the winter to come and rebuild a bigger and better system.
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?
two IBC tanks
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I'm 28 years old, play drums in a funky blues band. I am trying to work on building a hydro electric generator within the system, and also some wind turbines to help it along.

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Oldest system crashing. Help

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:35pm 1 Comment

Ibc tote system. 4 years old or more channel cats. I added 100 cat fingerlings few months ago. They are dead now and are starting to get to my old fish. I haven't had many problems that I couldn't figure out. Changed the water out twice. All water levels seem to be fine. The fish kinda hang out together and seem to barrel roll when swimming. My friend added 100 from the same company the same day and his are all dead from ick. It sounded like ick but these fish don't have spots or any different… Continue

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At 7:17pm on October 8, 2012, Craig Hannaford said…

Found me ibc today for free got it cleaned upcut the top to where I want it so I'm starting to build the tables tomorrow for the beds.

At 10:06am on October 8, 2012, Craig Hannaford said…

 like to have 2 but one will work got the layout of how I'm building it.Using the ibc for a fish tank which will overflow into 2 to3 beds that are foot and a half by eighty inches then to a sump tank ,which will be pump into a bio filter then to the tank.

At 9:17am on October 8, 2012, Craig Hannaford said…

I'm still in the process of building ,actual gathering stuff up to build.Trying to find some Inc totes . I got a fellow in waycross that has some I might go get if I cann't find any around here.

At 1:53pm on October 3, 2012, John Carpenter said…

You're really close by -- if you can spare the time in mid to late October, we sure would like to see your setup.  Thanks.

At 2:23pm on July 20, 2012, Bob said…


 No I am not up yet, I am regrouping and starting smaller.  I really love the concept but don't know what I am doing yet.

At 4:52pm on June 14, 2012, David Schwinghamer said…

Constant flood and drain means you have a small drain hole and your input is enough to sustain water in the growbed at all times? At what depth does the water stay at?

At 12:58pm on May 22, 2012, Bob said…


What is the best tasting fish to stock a small NE GA pond?  The Pond is in a field with cows, spring fed and 5 feet at the deepest point and 40 feet across.

At 10:25am on September 12, 2011, Carey Ma said…

Hey dude, you got some interesting ideas going on there. I'd love to know more.



At 10:18am on June 2, 2011, Jay Wolf said…

Good Morning Sir,


Just wanted to send you a note to say I am still alive.  Been swamped trying to get investor money, but hopefully things will turn soon.  Hope all is well!!!!



At 7:09am on April 13, 2011, Jay Wolf said…

Hey Chris,


How did the delivery turn out?  Let me know when you have time.


Take Care,




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