This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and whatever aspect of wicking bed growing you can think of.See More
"Don't worry the Ph will creep down. It takes a long time for the carbonate to be released from the shells. The rate of release will vary depending on if they were crushed or not. I would suggest in the future to get crushed…"
"Try adding crushed oyster shells to your bed. They give off a very slow bicarbonate release over. . decades.
I don't know your system, but most of the damage (besides the lesions) would be from post mortem picking by other fish. Some fish will…"
"Air lifts can certainly trigger a bell siphon, once the siphon is triggered by water level in the bed, it will drain. The air lift is also great for pulling solids out of the fish tank due to the "burping", or sudden rushes of water…"
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