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Red spider mites

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Mar 23, 2012. 2 Replies

I think I have red spider mites that build smallSpider webs in the plants im my aquaponics system! How do I get rid of them?Continue

Tags: eliminate, Insects

thermostat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Moss Jan 1, 2012. 5 Replies

MY SON BUILT A HEATER FOR A 330 GAL TANK USING RANDY MOSS'S SYSTEM BUT THE THERMOSTAT ONLY WORKS AS AN ON OFF SWITCH. THERE SEEMS TO BE NO ADJUSTMENT TO CUT ON AND OFF AUTOMATICLY! ANY SUGGESTIONS?Continue

Insects

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Nov 12, 2011. 5 Replies

What should I use for little green catapillers? I also hVe some tiny little flying bugs. You can barely see them!

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George replied to frank busby's discussion Red spider mites
"If they are outside, wash them off with water and then do it again at least every other day for a few days.  Their life cycle is very short, three days or so, and you must continue to wash them off as they hatch.  It won't take long…"
Mar 23, 2012
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to frank busby's discussion Red spider mites
"I know this is probably NOT what you wanted to hear...but, if they're already building webs, you're pretty screwed IMO. You have an established, breeding, multi-generational colony with more on the way. You need to catch them MUCH earlier…"
Mar 23, 2012
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Red spider mites

I think I have red spider mites that build smallSpider webs in the plants im my aquaponics system! How do I get rid of them?See More
Mar 23, 2012
frank busby replied to Gina Cavaliero's discussion Fine Red Hair Like Worms?
"I think have red spider mites! They build spider webs.What can I use to get rid of them"
Mar 23, 2012
Randy Moss replied to frank busby's discussion thermostat
"I use nothing around my copper probe with no problems I do not have it touching any medal at all  I drilled a hole in the wood holding the heater and run the probe through the wood into the water, I have got 3 300 gal tanks with no troubles…"
Jan 1, 2012
Randy Moss replied to frank busby's discussion thermostat
"Just get a Therostat with a 4 ft probe to read water temp and it will work fine, if you can't fine one call me I can send you one good luck "
Jan 1, 2012
David Hart replied to frank busby's discussion thermostat
"Frank most likely bumped the caps lock when he was trying to hit the shift key....then realized what happened and didn't feel like re-typing it. His problem,  can be easily fixed by typing more carefully."
Jan 1, 2012
andrew namiki robert replied to frank busby's discussion thermostat
"once you work out whats wrong with the heater you should take a look at your keyboard it appears your caps lock key is stuck "
Dec 31, 2011
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thermostat

MY SON BUILT A HEATER FOR A 330 GAL TANK USING RANDY MOSS'S SYSTEM BUT THE THERMOSTAT ONLY WORKS AS AN ON OFF SWITCH. THERE SEEMS TO BE NO ADJUSTMENT TO CUT ON AND OFF AUTOMATICLY! ANY SUGGESTIONS?See More
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fish tank heaters

best way's to heat fish tank water, different types of heaters,diy heaters, correct water temp
Dec 30, 2011
Sahib Punjabi left a comment for frank busby
"Welcome Frank,   I see that you have already dived in deep...great! Best way to learn. Happy to share what ever info we have.   God bless,"
Nov 18, 2011
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Nov 15, 2011
TCLynx replied to frank busby's discussion Insects
"I would caution about using the stuff for pool filters.  But you can get Diatomaceous earth that is food and feed grade that is fairly safe to use (except it is really dusty and breathing any kind of dust is bad.) Only real drawback to DE is…"
Nov 12, 2011
Safwat Zaki replied to frank busby's discussion Insects
"Diatomaceus earth which also used in swimming pool filters can be used against crawling, soft-bodied adult insects, caterpillars, snails and slugs. It is natural substance and also safe for aquaponics, sprinkle it around the base of the…"
Nov 12, 2011

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Just getting started plants growing well with liquid seaweed but cant get PH lower than 7.6 been using phospheric acid 1/4 cup a day for last 5 days. no fish as of yet and afraid to add any till PH is closer to 7.0 not sure of which fish yet. rocks are called black beauty. need help?????

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At 5:05pm on November 18, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Frank,

 

I see that you have already dived in deep...great! Best way to learn. Happy to share what ever info we have.

 

God bless,

At 6:58am on November 10, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

you are so welcome, Frank.  This is an awesome community.  I'm glad you found us. 

At 8:16pm on November 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Frank, your problem is most likely media related.  I recommend you post a forum topic about this to get lots of people's help 

At 8:14pm on November 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Frank,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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