This has probably been talked about before. I have not searched too much in the archives. I bought a bag of river pebble at Menards. I scooped up a jar full, washed it, and filled the bar with…Continue
I am fairly new to the group and ready to get my feet wet...so to speak. I have been chatting with Jeff S. Off group and getting advice (thanks Jeff), but I thought I maybe should broaden my scope…Continue
"In order to use those rocks you would have to seen no bubbles at all. so I will recommend that you don't use that rock. if that is not an option then keep exposing the rock to vinegar until the rocks no longer create no more bubbles. "
This has probably been talked about before. I have not searched too much in the archives. I bought a bag of river pebble at Menards. I scooped up a jar full, washed it, and filled the bar with vinegar. It bubble profusely for a couple hrs then the bubbles pretty much quit. Is that stone usable? How much bubbling is too much bubbling?
"Thanks so much for the info. I am new to aquaponics. This will be my first system. I am 2 hrs. away from Indianapolis. I only need enough for 4 half barrel grow beds right now but I am trying to keep costs down. I am building in my basement and hate…"
"HI Mike & Group,
I am rejoicing this morning. I am in Eastern TN and the winds last night were crazy. I fully expected the greenhouse to be in West Virginia.
Mike, I noticed that you mentioned a U-Siphon instead of…"
"I am fairly certain that this aquaponics stuff could get expensive in a hurry. Whether in a greenhouse, a bedroom, or a basement, even a cheap setup could tie up a lot of time and money.
Good luck with your greenhouse and your fish. I am excited to…"
"not sure yet mike. this is my first aquaponic and green house attempt, all new here. the greenhouse is up and i have everything but the grow beds built and the heating figured out. just playing it by ear. i took the cheap hoop house route mainly to…"
"I wish you all the best, but from what I have been reading about all this, I am afraid you have a lot of work ahead of you. We have about 6" of snow and 50 miles an hr. wind in Indiana tonight and it is still snowing! I have been reading about…"
"yea i built a 10x12 pvc hoop house, idk how well the insulation will work i didnt get greenhouse plastic. i used 4mill contractors plastic, also do not know how well that will work. i live in oklahoma. and plan using tilapia hopefully getting them…"
"I take it that you have a greenhouse? Is it insulated at all, or is it mostly a hoop house? What zone do you live in? What kind of fish are you planning to use? As you can imagine, I have way more questions than answers, but I do hope to start some…"
"hey i am new also, so i cant answere probably any questions you have but do have one opinion i have learned. i have a spare bedroom and thought about using it as a place for a system and decided not to because the cost of lights and rrunning them.…"
I am fairly new to the group and ready to get my feet wet...so to speak. I have been chatting with Jeff S. Off group and getting advice (thanks Jeff), but I thought I maybe should broaden my scope and not pester Jeff to death lol.I am hoping to start my first system in the basement. I live in northwest Indiana so wintertime aquaponics demands a basement or a greenhouse....I have a basement. I am thinking barrelponics with a 2-4 half barrel media GB setup. I am thinking fish tank, either a 55…See More