mattyoga

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  1. sounds a good plan. Would be great if it was possible to innoculate with spawn then put into food n drain to colonize. I tried king stropharia with constant flow through the substrate though that died and never fruited. Are you just relying on the greenhouse humidity to prevent fruiting body dry out or do you use a tent over the top?
  2. they look great. What sort of depth do you flood the bed to? And do you allow the inoculated bed to fully colonize before starting to flood it with ap water?
  3. Looks a very well put together system? Is it decoupled? The reason I ask is it looks like you have copper fittings on the plant side and copper/other metallic fittings can be a toxicity issue if in the fish loop. As to integrating myco culture in- I'm still experimenting without success to date. I have mycelial filters though have not had any fruiting from king stropharia. VKN is trialing some in his sand beds.
  4. Will be interesting to see how they go - King Stropharia would be really good I think for your climate. I think buttons are generally secondary decomposers so not sure how they will go, though will await the results keenly.
  5. I'm trialing king stropharia at present.
  6. which species vkn? I'm wondering if they will have eneough carbon available to them? Though this suggests they can handle C:N of 5:2 http://www.ajol.info/index.php/nifoj/article/view/33577 so maybe the CN ratio in fish poop is fine.
  7. Silver Perch Skrettings Nova FF
  8. You'll need a source of carbon for them, so I would imagine if you added enough Organic Matter to the sand you could grow them. I'm just trialing a king stropharia (KS) woochip grey water filter at present, which if successfully inoculated will move a section to my RAS system. KS thrive in a bacterial rich environment and have been shown to improve some veg species production in convectional beds (see mycelium running by Paul Stamets).
  9. No, still not found a cheap suitably grain sized source. The gin gin quartz sample i tested was too fine. I think pool filter sand may be my best bet at this point. Though about to go out bush for 3 months so its on hold.
  10. I'm surprised at the feed rate for large fish - though never grown tilapia, and never will unless I emigrate! I generally feed my fish 1% of body weight at 300g and they still come out full of fat.
  11. Tis a pity, and seeing some of the decisions the WA EPA makes on projects involving big business (EPA - Every Project Approved!), even more annoying!
  12. Thats good to know Ravnis about sand bed loading and consequential benefits to other systems. Got any details on your solar heating setup? so as not to derail VKNs rather inspiring post, a link would be better if you have posted elsewhere.
  13. thats a great amount of jades - such a pity we can't get them sent over here to WA
  14. Nope, though my thermodynamics theory suggests heating water is better - more effective heat transfer, heating what I want to get hot, I'm not too concerned about humidity - in fact I'm taking it as a bonus as it will help to grow mushrooms in there. That said if I wanted to cool - I'd cool the air with a through wall air con like you have, though don't have space in my RAS setup to fit one. That said we can pump trout out to plate size in 6 months over winter here in perth so not too much of an issue. I plan to run 18 months barra (get them to 1.5 to 2kg, then 6 months of trout. or I could do 6 months of barra and get them to plate size, though they fillet nicely so like the bigger size.
  15. sold as drainage sand for horse yards!