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Started this discussion. Last reply by David - WI Aug 12, 2013. 1 Reply 0 Likes
I know it will be awhile before I need to think about this but I thought I would ask. I want to make sure if I need anything that I get it now and set it up before it happens.I have a 1000 gallon…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Parr Jun 2, 2013. 13 Replies 0 Likes
I am growing micro-greens for a customer and the last few orders they wanted to know if I could get them darker green.Usually you grow them to there first true set of leaves in just water. They say…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Bifano May 26, 2013. 1 Reply 0 Likes
I have 2 separate systems and moved my fish from 1 tank to the other, so I have double of what I should have in 1 tank. They are doing okay but I need to get them back as soon as possible.I have a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Harold Sukhbir May 9, 2013. 16 Replies 0 Likes
I have not been watching my PH, Ammonia and Nitrate for a few weeks and found that 1 of my fish systems is way over 8 on ammonia, 0 on Nitrite and my PH is at 6 or lower. The water is real dirty and…Continue
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What type of fish are you planning to raise? I'm excited for you and your project, and wish you the best of luck! The simple design approach you're taking seems commonsense to me, but I'm not sure if media beds can run comfortable on that scale and complete bio filtration without solids removal and mineralization...but I'm sure some one here will answer that question expediently.
So that is what I have been planing. If there is anything that sounds like it is not going to work or I should be thinking of something else let me know what you think.
Basically I will have either 2 systems duplicated for testing in the 24x64 greenhouse or combine the 2 fish tanks and run this system all together. Not sure what I should do. I want to do something real small at first so I can see what I need to do and learn before I go to anything else. So I may just fill up one tank 1/4 or 1/2 of the way and only use one raft setup. I will look at maybe getting a small micro system or family system plan set from the Friendly's to make sure that I get the correct info on a small setup before I go any further. I have been told that the gravel media grow beds will not work for a high density system but for some reason Growing Power uses this and they just keep on putting in worms to take care of the solids. I will look at swirl filters and other things down the road.
I have been reading and looking at hydroponics for many years and then started to read about aquaponics. There is no question that is what I need to do. In my research I looked at Growing power and Friendly Aquaponics the most and decided that I would build a 12x32 building. I wanted this to have storage and some processing capabilities along with maybe starting seeds and a fish hatchery. But thought that I would have the building and keep it open on what I would use it for.
I added a 16 foot wall to both ends of the utility room making a wall 64' long and ran out of money last year. This year I added 2 24' end walls and a 64' south facing wall. The Utility room wall is about 12' high and the south facing wall is only 10' high on the greenhouse. The roof system will be a rebar roof that I have been working on that will be slopped from the shed and go up another 2 or 3 feet then back to the 10 foot wall on the south side of the greenhouse. It will have post and beams in the greenhouse to support it as well as purlins. I will use double poly.
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Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community - always especially happy to have fellow Coloradans join! 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.
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