The PDF plans for the vertical tower and upside down tomato planters is just a few weeks out there. I'm waiting on plant growth right now so I can include pictures of the things actually proving that they work. I will say that the new design using the green Matala filter media is a lot easier to work with.
the wetter part of Chico is why your stream looked so lush, then?! Would you recommend having a stream in Phoenix? I heard how much water evaporates from someone with a pond out here and I'm trying to decide if the water evaporation is worth it. Also, will the fish cook in a small stream...
Bob, i'm looking through the old posts and u posted a pic of a stream, I think in your backyard. Is Chico pretty lush like other parts of CA or is it more desert like Phoenix? Very nice looking stream!
Thanks for the warm welcome Bob. I am just getting started learning about aquaponics, so I’m very excited to be the 10,000th member and thus get a chance to take the class. I would also very much like to take you up on your tour offer, when would be a good time to either call or swing by?
Hi Bob, the tank above the beds is actually an auto siphon header tank the takes about 5 minutes to fill with a 75 watt pump before flushing out in about 10 seconds to the grow beds. The lettuce is bib lettuce of some kind not sure exactly. The system is not running now as I didn't want to heat (or light) through winter and although the system worked well with seemingly great plant growth and healthy Koi, I don't think I will re-activate this system. The grow bed drains would clog quickly with roots and I found transplanting into gravel to be quite tedious. I will do DWC next.
gud evening sir, i have some questions, (1) can you explain to me the defferrence between bio filter and swirl filter and other filters if their is and thier function on defferent levels of aquaponic . (2) does ordinary bulbs and flourecent lights can be used in indoor aquaponics system or it must be especial lights especially colored lights? thank you sorry for disturbing your precious time. godbless