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  1. NilliamSuby liked a post in a topic by Strider in What have you harvested lately?   
    Nice.  I have some kind of sliced lemon, lime, tangerine tree thing.  I guess it was spliced. There are some lemons that are big like apples. 
  2. NilliamSuby liked a post in a topic by Strider in What have you harvested lately?   
    Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, bitter mellon, green onion, and an occassional green been. Planted pumpkin, and various other veggies.
  3. Old Prospector liked a post in a topic by Strider in Obama vs Trump   
    So I saw something I thought I would never live to see. A North Korean dictator walked across the North Korean Border into South Korea and shook the hand of the S. Korean leader!  Strange things happen when Trump is president. 
  4. Aufin liked a post in a topic by Strider in Obama vs Trump   
    The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Hello, some people think that Obama was a better president than Trump is turning out to be...will be..  Though it is early in his presidency we can compare them none the less at this point.
    Economy: 
    2008 collapse: Yeah, Obama got a bad economy. But he had 8 years and over 8 trillion dollars to fix it! He failed. Not only did he fail, he delayed what should have been a vibrant economy had he simply did what JFK or even Reagan did. But fiscal conservatives are becoming a dying breed. Trump has done some things right and some things wrong. His stimulus spending is not going to balance the budget or pay down the debt. Why he funded PP is beyond me, he should have vetoed the bill. But he really wanted a military increase and that was the trade he made. Said he would never sign another bill like that and warned Congress he would veto the next one. Good for him, we will see.
    DeRegulation: Trump has reversed and cut many Obama era regulations that kept the economy stagnant. Under Obama, corporations could not compete here in America, they were too busy paying high taxes to support the mammoth welfare state Obama approved.
    Welfare: Under Trump food stamp recipients have dropped dramatically with some states requiring work to collect and due to the better economy. I predict it will continue to drop and may see some type of Clinton type welfare reform passed. 
    Jobs: Jobs in minority communities are up and Job increases rose sharply nation wide under Trump. in fairness, in the last years of Obama, jobs in certain sectors rose too, but minority jobs stayed stagnant. 
    Wages, which on avg. actually dropped under Obama are rising under Trump's tax plan. 
    GDP: Obama is the only President in history to not have a single year of 3% or higher annual GDP. His average was 1.48%. The annual GDP for his last year was 1.5%. The GDP for 2017, Trump's first year was 2.3%. Many are predicting 3% or more for 2018.
    Corporate return: Obama famously said Corporations that moved out of America would never return. He was wrong. Trumps corporate tax cuts to levels closer to the World norm have seen companies return and pledge to build more factories in America. Foreign companies are also investing and bringing more jobs to America. So even as some brick and mortar companies are closing doors due the inability to compete with the Amazons and on line shopping boom, the job growth in other areas is looking promising. 
    Foreign Policy:
    Obama was weak in foreign policy. He constantly went on apology tours. He pulled US troops out of Iraq prematurely thus allowing ISIS to fill a power void. That is what happens when a President gets a Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing. He starts to believe he can actually change the World with words alone. He released 1.5 billion dollars to Iran, the biggest sponsor of terror in the ME and the World. He signed a terrible Nuclear deal that we cannot verify. There are no spontaneous inspections allowed. He was weak in the face of NorKor who tested ever bigger A bombs and refined their ICBM missile tech to carry those bombs. His immigration policy violated our immigration laws and he unilaterally enacted DACA. something beyond his power as president. 
    Trump dealt a severe blow to ISIS. He warned Syria about gas and bombed them when they used gas against their people. Remember Obama's red line comment? Trump has made huge improvements in the NorKor talks with Kim Jong-Un stating he has ceased his missile and nuclear testing. Trump is due to talk to him soon in person. To state this was not due to trump is just ridiculous. Why now, why did it not happen under Obama's presidency, under Clinton, under Bush? Trump has gotten no credit because the MSM and left in America refuse to acknowledge anything positive  he does. Japan's Prime Minister has also credited Trump with NorKor's turn around. Trump has even gotten China to assist with NorKor. Although China is the last one to want to see one united Korea. Pretty impressive. 
    Again, still early. But so far, Trump is having some pretty great success stories even if the MSM are not reporting them or downplaying them. 
    Obstructionist tactics: 
    No president has had to put up with such negative opposition as Trump. The MSM has reported 90% negative. President Carter said Trump has been wrongfully attacked and he never saw anything like it. Think there is no bias? If even a small amount of the things said about Trump were said about Obama the press would be shouting every ism in the book. Not a single democrat voted for the Tax cuts. Many democrat representatives have signed a petition to impeach Trump. Really? For what? Do they know how hard it is to impeach a President to the point of removal from office? Probably not. My own theory is they want him gone because as the corruption of the Obama admin and DNC comes slowly out they are really afraid they may go to prison. And to be honest, there are plenty politicians and administration officials, both democrat and republican, that belong in jail. 
    Sure, the Republicans also push back when a Democrat is in power. But it has never been anything like it is now under Trump. The things being said are loony tunes. 
    Thanks for hearing me.
    Got an opinion, great! Post away.
    Yet in October, after the third-quarter figures showed annualized growth of 3%, he wrote me to ask truculently: "Any retraction coming from your article in the spring about Trump 'dreaming if he thinks he can get 3% growth'?"
      Column If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he's dreaming May 19, 2017 | 2:20 PM   Over the course of a subsequent email exchange, he added: "Every left wing economist was wrong on growth for 2017." And, "Yes, it is hazardous to read too much into 6 months of data, but wow is this economy sizzling." And, "I'm just surprised that as a 'business' reporter for the LA times you missed the biggest financial story of the last eight years: the Trump moon bounce in the financial markets and the real economy - which is sizzling hot right now after a decade of malaise. ‎But don't feel bad, most in the media and all the liberal economists who you cited missed the call as well."
    I asked Moore after Friday's fourth-quarter figure was published if he had any further..
     
       
     
     
  5. bigdaddy liked a post in a topic by Strider in Respect   
    I can respect that!
  6. bigdaddy liked a post in a topic by Strider in Demo iAVs System   
    Hello from the Aloha State. When I was a teen one of my jobs was working at a nursery. One of my tasks was taking seedlings and transplanting them into greenhouse sand beds. After they grew a little they were potted and put outside. The sandbeds had sand and perlite. That is all.  Anyway, I thought this was similar to what you were doing....  Maybe plant seedlings, wait, then add fish....? Any reason perlite cannot be added to tbe first 8"?
  7. Old Prospector liked a post in a topic by Strider in Demo iAVs System   
    I imagine that only certain fish would survive in an IAVs system with intermittent airation. Maybe an airstone / pump would would be prudent.
  8. Old Prospector liked a post in a topic by Strider in Demo iAVs System   
    I imagine that only certain fish would survive in an IAVs system with intermittent airation. Maybe an airstone / pump would would be prudent.
  9. Strider liked a post in a topic by vkn in Our experiments with IAVS..   
    Here is another video story kindly produced by Krishidarshan, DD Malalayam, on 27/10/2016 about our Nanniode Aquaponics commercial unit. Please have a look at this. This is iAVs project D.
    This program features my brother Jayakrishnan and family who are taking care of Nanniode Aquaponics commercial aquaponics facility. the largest of its kind in India this far.
    At Nanniode Aquaponics, we are getting ready for new crops. From a mono crop (tomatoes) trialed in the first season, we are now looking at about 8 different crops at this facility as per local community sale requirement.
    More updates will follow.  Your feedback/questions are always welcome.
     
  10. Strider liked a post in a topic by Mark McMurtry in Our experiments with IAVS..   
    1. I'm presuming that this post with eventually get past the APN gate keepers ( and also be ignored by the resident trolls).
    2. I saw your video post, went to YouTube hoping for a translation and found none.  I (and likely few others) have your multilingual skills.  We would be substantially benefited if a closed caption version and/or other other means of translation was made available for this and future videos.  
    3. Gary and I spoke of your video on Skype yesterday.  We are both well impressed by your/their efforts - again.
    4. I looked with care and saw absolutely no sign of any potential nutrient deficiency in the plants.  This prompts me to inquire as to what the pH being maintained in that 'system' is (range) AND whether or not you/they are or have added anything (nutrient source) other than via the fish feed?
    5. BTW, the tomato variety there did not appear to be the same cultivar as in your recent trials - and I have also not seen an photo of any of your trials being grown as a single stem (in the US and Europe this is standard practice as if provides the greatest yields per unit area/time).  Is there a logistical reason you choose to not trial this cultivation practice?
    6.  I can't 'speak for' anyone else, but I would be very appreciative if in addition to your photos and video posts that you also included operational parameters and performance data as available.  For example, what is the irrigation schedule used and volume (or % of tank vol)  moved per event, number of tank exchanges per day, feed input rate (averaged over a 3-4 month crop cycle), et al. 
    7. Are your brother and/or other clients finding that their efforts are making economic 'sense' - aka, are worthy of their effort, recouping cost of development in a satisfactory timeframe, etc.?  In other words, after having gained first hand experience with the technique, what are the operator's assessments/level of satisfaction.  Have their expectations been met and/or exceeded?  Sure, this may have been indicated in that video but it is impossible for me to determine the degree of satisfaction (or otherwise) since I did not understand a single spoken word.
    8. Keep up the good work - I know you will.
     
    edited for typo
  11. Strider liked a post in a topic by ande in iAVs.info - the Integrated Aqua-Vegeculture System   
    Hi
    Seems to be some iAVs trials on the way here
    Will be exciting to follow
    cheers
  12. bigdaddy liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    I must have misunderstood Gary's meanong....probably the accent.. 
    Well Daddy, I put a new in sump tank pump in my system to reduce the flow and eliminate the need to vent extra water.  But it is still too much volume. I am running all on venturi tubes and leaving the air pumps for emergencies.  I need to rebuild my RFF (add a cone bottom) and redesign my sand and gravel filter.  Busy as Hell lately even working weekends but will try to post some pics Sunday. 
  13. ande liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Laughter makes the world go round.  Get me back? I never left.
  14. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Gary, this is a dusl loop thread, not an Iavs thread. I have read all of Mark's posts and comments.  I was referring to the car parking stall sized systems, u know, the whole reason for developing Iavs....to enable poor villagers to produce crops and harvest fish cheaply. You have a very distasteful tendency to talk down to people.  You need to work on that. 
    One commercial sized study does not a validated system trial make.  
     
    Enough of that...
    So I have now replaced my large external pump for a smaller in tank pump to hopefully lower water volume and use only venturi tubes for fish tank and bio filter.  So no more air pumps. Should cut my electric bill and simplify things. The experiment goes on.  
  15. Strider liked a post in a topic by Ravnis in Dual loop system build.   
    I think you hit the nail on the head here.   As long as your system performs for your needs it's ok.   My personal benchmark is "can I beat the grocery store?"  That makes it worthwhile.  It has also been a very difficult endeavor due to buying equipment and feed at retail and trying to produce at wholesale prices.  It's very easy to add bells and whistles and bring the cost of production to 10 times the grocery store if not careful.
    For what it's worth, there is a commercial section in this forum for that very reason.  This seems to get lost in the fervor of posting.
  16. ande liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Well, as interesting as those big commercial systems are with all their formulas and plumbing my system is as far removed from those as can be.  Mine, like Mr. McMurtry's, is a small scale back yard endeavor only designed to work to my specifications. When it stops working to my specification, or maybe I should say expectations, I will change it. For now I am plugging away at the smaller problems like filtration and flow rates. 
    Please keep comments pertinent.  I don't really care if people disagree on types of systems and those systems worth, but keep it positive.  Comparing, for example, Sand systems with dual loop, NTF, or other types is silly, as they all work if properly built and maintained. It is really a matter of preference.  
    I mean really, what do I care if another system produces 20 times better? I can not eat what I am growing now at a hobby level. It is all irrelevent. My I suggest that forums be split between the small scale hobby types and the commercial types? Just a thought. 
  17. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Why isn't your system producing? Hang in there buckaroo!  You are having a bad summer, first Bernie loses the primary and now this. Lol
     
  18. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Well it has been a while since my last update.  Sorry about that!  So, I have been trying different ways to filter my water.  I went with a felt sock type filter that worked well but required frequent cleaning; twice a day. The socks eventually degrade and need to be replaced. 
    Then I went to a wedge wire / felt sock combination. That was OK but the socks still needed frequent cleaning and the wedge wire needed cleaning as well.  So still a daily chore.  Them I replaced the felt socks with a 74 micron basket. It fit into a 5 gal bucket.  Still a lot of daily cleaning (probably should have went with a 200 micron basket) as did the wedge wire. 
    I placed a conical bottom on a 55 gal barrel and filled the barrel with river rock, 3/4 inch gravel, pea gravel, and topped it all off with chicken grit. (crushed granite).  While most of these so called birdman gravel and sand (G&S) filters feed water from the bottom working its way up and out the top into the sump tank, mine gets its water from the top and works its way down and out the bottom of the conical bottom into the sump.  It does have the customary backwash plumbing tgat uses a shop vac to dislodge the waste for cleaning. Cleaning is every three days.  So far I have observered several issues.  First, my drain is too small and needs to be increased to a 2 inch size.  My pump my be a bit much as well.  The pros are very clean water. Crystal clear! Also less frequent cleaning times. The con is it uses more water to clean the sand out.   But I can say that of all ways I have tried this is by far the best. I will work on a video to show it hopefully today! Cheers all! 
  19. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Why isn't your system producing? Hang in there buckaroo!  You are having a bad summer, first Bernie loses the primary and now this. Lol
     
  20. Strider liked a post in a topic by bigdaddy in Dual loop system build.   
    I thought he was humming a tune lol...
  21. bigdaddy liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Hmmmm, is that your professional opinion? Lol. 
     
  22. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Well it has been a while since my last update.  Sorry about that!  So, I have been trying different ways to filter my water.  I went with a felt sock type filter that worked well but required frequent cleaning; twice a day. The socks eventually degrade and need to be replaced. 
    Then I went to a wedge wire / felt sock combination. That was OK but the socks still needed frequent cleaning and the wedge wire needed cleaning as well.  So still a daily chore.  Them I replaced the felt socks with a 74 micron basket. It fit into a 5 gal bucket.  Still a lot of daily cleaning (probably should have went with a 200 micron basket) as did the wedge wire. 
    I placed a conical bottom on a 55 gal barrel and filled the barrel with river rock, 3/4 inch gravel, pea gravel, and topped it all off with chicken grit. (crushed granite).  While most of these so called birdman gravel and sand (G&S) filters feed water from the bottom working its way up and out the top into the sump tank, mine gets its water from the top and works its way down and out the bottom of the conical bottom into the sump.  It does have the customary backwash plumbing tgat uses a shop vac to dislodge the waste for cleaning. Cleaning is every three days.  So far I have observered several issues.  First, my drain is too small and needs to be increased to a 2 inch size.  My pump my be a bit much as well.  The pros are very clean water. Crystal clear! Also less frequent cleaning times. The con is it uses more water to clean the sand out.   But I can say that of all ways I have tried this is by far the best. I will work on a video to show it hopefully today! Cheers all! 
  23. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    Well it has been a while since my last update.  Sorry about that!  So, I have been trying different ways to filter my water.  I went with a felt sock type filter that worked well but required frequent cleaning; twice a day. The socks eventually degrade and need to be replaced. 
    Then I went to a wedge wire / felt sock combination. That was OK but the socks still needed frequent cleaning and the wedge wire needed cleaning as well.  So still a daily chore.  Them I replaced the felt socks with a 74 micron basket. It fit into a 5 gal bucket.  Still a lot of daily cleaning (probably should have went with a 200 micron basket) as did the wedge wire. 
    I placed a conical bottom on a 55 gal barrel and filled the barrel with river rock, 3/4 inch gravel, pea gravel, and topped it all off with chicken grit. (crushed granite).  While most of these so called birdman gravel and sand (G&S) filters feed water from the bottom working its way up and out the top into the sump tank, mine gets its water from the top and works its way down and out the bottom of the conical bottom into the sump.  It does have the customary backwash plumbing tgat uses a shop vac to dislodge the waste for cleaning. Cleaning is every three days.  So far I have observered several issues.  First, my drain is too small and needs to be increased to a 2 inch size.  My pump my be a bit much as well.  The pros are very clean water. Crystal clear! Also less frequent cleaning times. The con is it uses more water to clean the sand out.   But I can say that of all ways I have tried this is by far the best. I will work on a video to show it hopefully today! Cheers all! 
  24. Cecil liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    So I see the topic of this thread is Cetus wedge wire replacements which made me wonder if anyone actually ordered one of those and if so from where?
  25. Cecil liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yeah, it works well but I hated cleaning the bird netting. Too messy for me. Still looking for a easier method without buying a commercial system. I think I am getting closer.