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mario cole
  • San Jose, CA
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6X8 polycarbonate for sale at harbor freight - $240

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Apr 30, 2014. 3 Replies

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Floating hydroton in the tank

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Rowan Jun 14, 2012. 5 Replies

Some of my floating hydroton is making it into the tank through the Afnan siphon. I scoop it up when i see it but I'm wondering if its a problem for the tilapia in there. After all the floating…Continue

Got rid of the goldfish now my tilapia are shy

Started Jun 4, 2012 0 Replies

I started off my 150g system with a bunch of feeder goldfish and when I got some tilapia they lived with each other. But then I started having trouble with nitrites and the water got a little murky…Continue

 

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Jeremiah Robinson replied to mario cole's discussion 6X8 polycarbonate for sale at harbor freight - $240
"Agree with the others - too small for a decently sized system.  Also the door seems low unless you're 4'8" like the girl in the picture."
Apr 30, 2014
aquaHI replied to mario cole's discussion 6X8 polycarbonate for sale at harbor freight - $240
"I see that this is an older thread, but I am wondering if anyone currently has this greenhouse? They are back on sale for the next week and I am thinking about getting one....it's small but I figure I put one IBC in the far corner and custom…"
Feb 21, 2014
mario cole replied to coty's discussion building questions? in the group Greenhouses
"the HOA thing reminds me of this joke ad;  http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/HF4.jpg"
Feb 22, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Bradly replied to mario cole's discussion 6X8 polycarbonate for sale at harbor freight - $240
"I have a 6'x8'...it would be too small except for maybe 1- IBC tote and even then you'd barely be able to squeeze by the side (the totes are about 4' which would only leave you 2' or less to squeeze past it.) Maybe an…"
Sep 13, 2012
mario cole replied to Jon Parr's discussion Aquaponics without a PUMP
"Well one of the reasons for circulation is to up the oxygen levels right? You can raft to grow veggies. So a paddle wheel hooked to a windmill/bicycle could do it as long as you can diffuse enough oxygen to sustain them through low wind/bicycling…"
Aug 24, 2012
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Aug 23, 2012
mario cole replied to Jon Parr's discussion Santa Cruz area AP tour, August 18th and 25th in the group California Aquaponics
"Thanks for organizing this Jon. The wife and I had a great time. Anyone have any tips on cleaning biodiesel out of an IBC?"
Aug 22, 2012
mario cole replied to Leo's discussion Looking to buy tilapia in the group California Aquaponics
"There's a guy on Ebay who has an operation in Inyokern. Doesn't have any current listings though."
Aug 22, 2012
mario cole replied to Dy's discussion Outdoor System in Northern California (Finally!)
"I'm over in San Jose and had the aquarium in the basement and had the aquarium heater kick on during our 100 degree day a couple of weeks back. That might reflect on somewhat cooler temps in the ground or maybe not. The aquarium got moved…"
Jul 1, 2012
mario cole replied to Daniel Budfuloski's discussion 3 watt 440 and 660 nm LED's
"I'm trying to get a Rasberry Pi from these…"
Jun 20, 2012
mario cole replied to Dusty Greggor's discussion Heating an IBC
"I use a 1000w bucket heater to heat the spa up, its about the same gallon wise as an IBC. In fact the built in heater only uses 1000w in 120v mode. Its fairly well insulated though and it takes several days to warm up in our 40-50 degree…"
Jun 20, 2012
mario cole replied to Dusty Greggor's discussion Heating an IBC
"I'm thinking about keeping the chickens on top of the tank... they can keep each other warm and cool... depending. Maybe in a greenhouse."
Jun 20, 2012
Keith Rowan replied to mario cole's discussion Floating hydroton in the tank
"+1 flood to about an inch to 1.5" under the surface of the media, and put in a standpipe/gravel guard"
Jun 14, 2012
mario cole replied to Randall Wimbish's discussion Recomend an air pump with battery back up for U.S. 110 volt?
"Would just putting the pump on a UPS be an option?"
Jun 11, 2012
mario cole replied to Annika Wallace's discussion Babies
"Congrats!"
Jun 8, 2012

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At 10:49pm on June 3, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Mario!

 

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. 

 

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