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How do you handle sick fish in aquaponics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Burnley Oct 2, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi,I have a sick goldfish, no appetite, a big white spot on his body and his feces is long, white and stringy. My nitrates were running a bit high so a did a partial water change which seemed to have…Continue

Tags: fish, sick

Last ammonia not budging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harold Sukhbir Sep 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi!I've been doing a fishless cycle for a month or so now and stopped adding ammonia a couple of weeks ago after my nitrites went way up. Since then I've seen a drop in nitrites and my nitrates are…Continue

Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niklas Hjelm Sep 8, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi!I've just started my first aquaponics system, feels great! I have a fish tank underneath a media bed filled with clay pebbles and I'm pumping up water from the bottom of the media bed. This causes…Continue

Tags: roots, worms, pebbles, clay

 

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Cliff Burnley replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion How do you handle sick fish in aquaponics?
"sounds like a little bit of ich.  Nothing to worry about unless the fish quits eating, in which case you would a seperate tank to treat with a copper solution, malachite green, or cupramine"
Oct 2, 2014
Mike replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion How do you handle sick fish in aquaponics?
"You want to move the sick fish to a doctor tank. Salt treatment (put the fish in a very salty tank for a short duration) is good for parasites like ich. I'm not sure if your fish has ich or not, as ich usually expresses itself as multiple…"
Sep 29, 2014
Niklas Hjelm posted a discussion

How do you handle sick fish in aquaponics?

Hi,I have a sick goldfish, no appetite, a big white spot on his body and his feces is long, white and stringy. My nitrates were running a bit high so a did a partial water change which seemed to have made him more happy. No other fish is affected so far. My question is how do you handle sick fish in an aquaponics system? Do you move them to a separate tank and give them meds? It doesn't feel good to eat food when the water has been treated. Thanks / NiklasSee More
Sep 29, 2014
Harold Sukhbir replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Last ammonia not budging
"Hi Nicklas, You look as if you're heading in the right direction with the cycling but not with ideal conditions, see this link  http://www.bioconlabs.com/nitribactfacts.html The sand in the FT is not a good idea"
Sep 21, 2013
Niklas Hjelm replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Last ammonia not budging
"Hi Harold Thank for your reply. I'll try to answer your questions as well as I can.   First of it's a small system, a 75 litre tank with a 40 litre grow bed so the ratios are not perfect (0,5), but I have some sand in the tank which…"
Sep 21, 2013
Harold Sukhbir replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Last ammonia not budging
"Hi Niklas, What is the Ph? What are your water temps? What are your Nitrite and Nitrate readings? Also can you give some specifications of your AP ratios of GB, FT, Fish, Cycle volume, Cycle time etc.?"
Sep 20, 2013
Niklas Hjelm posted a discussion

Last ammonia not budging

Hi!I've been doing a fishless cycle for a month or so now and stopped adding ammonia a couple of weeks ago after my nitrites went way up. Since then I've seen a drop in nitrites and my nitrates are high. However the last amount of ammonia is stuck, it's been around 1.5 for several weeks now. What should I do? ThanksSee More
Sep 20, 2013
Niklas Hjelm replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?
"Well yeah otherwise it would overflow. It's flowing for 6min right now.  "
Sep 8, 2013
Mark Hall replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?
"Do you have a timer? "
Sep 8, 2013
Niklas Hjelm replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?
"Hi Mark. Im draining the same way I pump. No siphon."
Sep 8, 2013
Mark Hall replied to Niklas Hjelm's discussion Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?
"What kind of drain do you have? Is it a bell siphon?"
Sep 8, 2013
Niklas Hjelm posted a discussion

Clay pebbles are moving, harmfull?

Hi!I've just started my first aquaponics system, feels great! I have a fish tank underneath a media bed filled with clay pebbles and I'm pumping up water from the bottom of the media bed. This causes the pebbles to move a lot as the water is filling the container. My question is; Is this harmfull for the roots or the Worms in the media bed? Is it better to fill the media bed from the top and let the water drain to the tank out the bottom instead? Thanks. looking forward to many interesting…See More
Sep 8, 2013
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