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Water help needede

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wroten Feb 24, 2012. 7 Replies

I am setting up a new system (275 gal IBC). I have added city water and have had my pump gong for 2 days with it bubbling back into the tank. I had a little clorine remover that I got with one of the…Continue

Connecting 2 IBC totes

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wroten Jan 21, 2012. 2 Replies

I just purchased 2 IBC totes that I want to put in my basment and use as fish tanks. Can anyone tell me if my idea of connecting the two outlets on the totes, running the pump from one to the grow…Continue

 

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Susan Fuller left a comment for John Wroten
"I am in south central Kentucky.  I ordred my tilapia from a guy on ebay.  They came overnight by Fedex Do you use Hydroton in your grow beds?  If so do you get it from somewhere local?  I am using creek gravel in my beds because…"
Mar 2, 2013
John Wroten replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"Thanks TC, that is my plan of action...John"
Feb 24, 2012
TCLynx replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"That shift in pH might not be good for the fish but I wouldn't expect it to kill goldfish over a few days unless there was also a high amount of ammonia too.  goldfish are usually pretty tough."
Feb 24, 2012
John Wroten replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"I have a 180 tank in my greenhouse. In it is 12 tilopia, and still 9 gold fish. I have 24 sq feet of grow bed, 12 inches deep, there. I will be adding lots of grow bed to my IBC tote, but for now it is just the 12 sq feet that you get when you…"
Feb 24, 2012
TCLynx replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"Don't get that many channel catfish if you only have a grow bed that is only 9" deep and is the top of the IBC.  I would say only get 12 if you only have that small amount of grow bed and that might still be too many. I don't…"
Feb 24, 2012
John Wroten replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"Sounds like good advice. I used the info on building a system with the IBC tote that you see online. I have the fish tank under the grow bed with 9 inched of pea gravel. The fish truck only comes twice a year so I need to buy them tomorrow. I could…"
Feb 24, 2012
TCLynx replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"You will want to find out if your city water has chlorine in it or actually chloramine.  Chlorine will escape from the water after a few days of bubbling and circulation but chloramine will take several weeks to go away so you would have to use…"
Feb 24, 2012
John Wroten replied to John Wroten's discussion Water help needede
"Any help at all. I understand that the chlorine will "gas off" but I dont know how long it takes. The system is in my basement, not in the sunlight, and i only had maybe one cap full of chlorne remover. Do you think it is the chlorne that…"
Feb 24, 2012
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Water help needede

I am setting up a new system (275 gal IBC). I have added city water and have had my pump gong for 2 days with it bubbling back into the tank. I had a little clorine remover that I got with one of the aquariums I purchased on Craigs List. I added this. I have had a dozen gold fish in a tank for 6 months and they were doing great. I got my water temps the same in both tanks, but my PH was different. In the tank that the fish were in, the PH was 6.8. In the new tank the PH was 7.5. The sacrificial…See More
Feb 24, 2012
John Wroten replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion PL-L Lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"The thermometer is setting on the floor leaning against the wall, so the 60 F is the air temp. If I walk on the floor bare footed, my feet get very cold, so this is why I thought of insulating the bottom of the fish tank. Blue board is…"
Feb 11, 2012
John Wroten replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion PL-L Lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"I value your advice. I will look into the 400 watt MH. I suppose if I were to put in another 16 sq foot grow bed, I would need another light. The room is about 12 ft X20 ft. I am assuming I wouldn't have any trouble with a heat build up in the…"
Feb 11, 2012
John Wroten replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion PL-L Lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
Feb 11, 2012
John Wroten replied to Vlad Jovanovic's discussion PL-L Lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"Vlad. You really seem to know your stuff. Maybe you could help an old fart that dont know a lot about lighting. I plan on placing a IBC tank in my basement where it stays cool most of the year. The grow bed will be the top 9 inches of the IBC tote.…"
Feb 11, 2012
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Artificial Lighting

Grow light discussions; HID, florescent, LED, and anything else that isn't the sun itself.
Feb 11, 2012
John Wroten replied to Michael Quinones's discussion Geothermal Heating
"I have thought of an ordanary thermost. The actuartor arm has limiting switches in it, so I can leave the power on each way it runs. If I can set the thermostat to close a relay to provide DC curent one way to open the vent, and when the air…"
Jan 26, 2012
John Wroten replied to Michael Quinones's discussion Geothermal Heating
"Kou. Rob lives in Conn. Get in your car. stop in Ky to get me, and we can drive to Conn to visit Rob. We can take our cameras...John"
Jan 26, 2012

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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Tilapia, Catfish
How big is your fish tank?
180
Please tell us something else about yourself.
It took all summer to build my greenhouse. I always wanted to grow tilapia, but when I was ready, Rural King had fish day, and I bought 30 chanel cats. I had problems and all but 3 died. I had lettuce and cabbage growning, so I needed the poop, so I got gold fish.
I now want tilapia. I am ready to buy from someone on e-bay @ $90 for 25 2 to 3 in. shipped. Can you tell me if this is appropiate?

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At 9:11pm on March 2, 2013, Susan Fuller said…

I am in south central Kentucky.  I ordred my tilapia from a guy on ebay.  They came overnight by Fedex

Do you use Hydroton in your grow beds?  If so do you get it from somewhere local?  I am using creek gravel in my beds because it was available to me.

At 7:44am on December 11, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome John,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  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.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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