"From a newbie, here's the bare bones: Ammonia, NH3 is oxidized by Nitrosomonas, yielding nitrites, NO2, which are oxidized by Nitrospira, yielding nitrates, NO3, which are readily consumed by your veggies. The presence of nitrates means you…"
I agree with you if "ambient" means only the energy in the room and the energy in the water in the AP system. If it includes nearby energy sinks and sources, like an existing ground source loop (my optimistic assumption in the…"
"First, great idea. I had similar thoughts when I heard of Vertical Harvest. Wyomingites love trout.
I hope the new building has a ground source heat exchange. This would provide you with all of the water temp conditioning you would need, regardless…"
"The outer filter for my bell siphon is a piece of 4"perf pipe with the female end down, This allows the media to rest on the shoulder of the pipe, holding it down. The size allows my hand to fit inside in order to remove the overflow,…"
"To TCLynx's point, If the agg were to be screened for size twice, say a layer of 5/8' over the top of a layer of 1", the 5/8 functions a little like the screen. When plants are taken out, and you don't want to add the larger…"
"Excellent. I was a little confused by the stove being directly connected to an IBC, but it makes sense to make ancillary components out of the same stuff as system components. By the smell test, how do the stack emissions from this stove compare to…"
"Hi Brant- nice to meet you! I'm excited about your plans for an aquaponics system in your classroom; there are so many opportunities to learn when observing an ecosystem. The students will love it! If I can be a source of biology knowledge, let…"
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flood and drain media
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My first system is made from reused building materials, old drama props, and 18 gallon plastic totes. Fish (koi) go in 5/24. They will help me get this system going, and will become class pets in a larger system in the fall.
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Hi Brant- nice to meet you! I'm excited about your plans for an aquaponics system in your classroom; there are so many opportunities to learn when observing an ecosystem. The students will love it! If I can be a source of biology knowledge, let me know!