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Spike in PH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Nov 6, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a constant PH probe measuring PH of my fish tank water and I've noticed a spike in PH.I've noticed at 7am (around the time the sun is coming up) PH rises from a baseline of 7.0 to 7.5 until…Continue

big mean male tilapia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Joy Aug 9, 2014. 2 Replies

I have 2 large tilapia that survived my first system 1 male and 1 female. I added about 30 smaller tilapia to my 300 gallon system. The new fish did well and grew out but I noticed a few missing.…Continue

unripe Soft tomato's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Nov 15, 2013. 1 Reply

a tomato vine in my greenhouse has some fruit that's going soft, almost over ripe but it's still green.The plant leaves are also looking pretty poor.Any idea's what's causing this?  Other plants in…Continue

Remote monitoring and data logging

Started this discussion. Last reply by David - WI Oct 3, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm hoping to setup some data logging and monitoring of my setup that's currently inside a greenhouse.This is a good video to start with - …Continue

 

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Fred's discussion Spike in PH
"The general trend is usually pH falling towards the evening and night...then rising in the mornings during the day...generally. Your system appears to be 'double dipping'...which is a little odd...But I'm guessing that may be due to…"
Nov 6, 2014
Fred replied to Fred's discussion Spike in PH
"Outstanding response, thank you Vlad.  Amazing how you learn so many new things from AP. My system is inside a greenhouse so temps stay between 70F and 75F.  I do heat the water at night to keep it at 70F.  I feed small amounts…"
Nov 5, 2014
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Fred's discussion Spike in PH
"Generally photosynthesis will push pH upwards as carbonic acid (dissolved CO2) is consumed...having the result of driving pH upwards... Keep in mind your fish and bacteria are also engaged in biological procces' of aerobic respiration while…"
Nov 5, 2014
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Spike in PH

I have a constant PH probe measuring PH of my fish tank water and I've noticed a spike in PH.I've noticed at 7am (around the time the sun is coming up) PH rises from a baseline of 7.0 to 7.5 until about 11am when it settles back down toward 7.0.  Then at 1pm PH rises quickly to 8.0 and then crashes back down to 7.0 by 3pm.The system is 18 months old and mature.  My tank is partially shaded and there's no major algae growth in the tank.I'm not having any other issues but I wanted to better…See More
Nov 5, 2014
Jim Joy replied to Fred's discussion big mean male tilapia
"My thoughts exactly - time for fish taco's!"
Aug 9, 2014
Jon Parr replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"Have you been bitten by your mosquitos? Most likely they are midge, not mosquito. The adults look the same, except that midge have fuzzier antenae. It is rare to see a mosquito breed in an active AP system, let alone become a problem. Post a pic of…"
May 29, 2014
Keith Rowan replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"mosquito dunks kill both mosquito larvae and fungus gnat larvae (bt-i)"
May 28, 2014
Pat James replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"I live in Louisiana,where mosquitoes are a problem. I have yet to se any in my AP system even Thoth I use DWC beds. I also put some of my minnow eggs in those IBC's so they can hatch undisturbed. I'd dare a mosquito to lay eggs in the pool…"
May 27, 2014
larry poe replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"im very new to aquaponics but not to gardening or raising fish. just now adding the two togather in the same system :/ (ya my brain is slow like that sometimes lol). anyway just about all minnow types or even freshwater "pet trade" small…"
May 27, 2014
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Tilapia Breeding

A place to exchange information on breeding tilapia.  How to set up tilapia breeding colonies.  How to sex fish for breeding colonies. What foods are best for breeding pairs and fingerlings.
Mar 16, 2014
Jessica Johnson replied to Fred's discussion big mean male tilapia
"Well that sucks, BBQ time. Seriously though, he will not be able to go back to the main tank and give you different results. If he isn't eating what your feeding he is eating the smaller fish, survival of the fittest and all. If you want to…"
Mar 14, 2014
Fred posted a discussion

big mean male tilapia

I have 2 large tilapia that survived my first system 1 male and 1 female. I added about 30 smaller tilapia to my 300 gallon system. The new fish did well and grew out but I noticed a few missing. Recently I have found injured fish and several have died to what appears to be trauma. The large male often bullies the smaller fish and chases the female. Ive never seen them pull off a spawn. I also noticed the large male never eats any type of food I put in the tank. He's very anti social. I decided…See More
Mar 14, 2014
Ross Williams replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"Be careful that they are not fungus gnats as these look like mosquito's and the lava will attack the roots of your seedlings. The eggs will travel around your system. Mosquito dunks as suggested by another post will do the trick but things take…"
Nov 16, 2013
Fred replied to Fred's discussion unripe Soft tomato's
"I solved this mystery.  My input pipe was plugged (it was below the surface to deter mosquito's).  Amazing what happens to plants when they don't get water :)"
Nov 15, 2013
Fred posted a discussion

unripe Soft tomato's

a tomato vine in my greenhouse has some fruit that's going soft, almost over ripe but it's still green.The plant leaves are also looking pretty poor.Any idea's what's causing this?  Other plants in my grow beds are doing ok - Picture belowSee More
Nov 13, 2013
Fred replied to Fred's discussion Mosquito's in the green house
"An update to the mosquito problem.  Trying several methods, I've only been able to control the number of mosquito's in my system.  The sources of water they can lay eggs are in the fish tank, filter tank, deep water trough, and…"
Nov 6, 2013

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At 10:03pm on June 25, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

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