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    hello everyone

    Hi RWF, Welcome to APN Enjoy. Cheers
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    Hi RWF I think you have to post some pics taken out of the aquarium , showing the cray in sharp details, for anyone to be able to help you. This https://f.nordiskemedier.dk/2gt07amola9p2rca.pdf might be of help ? cheers
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    hello everyone

    Hi RWF Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
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    Hello all, I've recently moved and am looking to re-use equipment from my reef tank for aquaponics. I've thoroughly cleaned the equipment I'm planning to re-use with vinegar / bleach / muriatic acid as required and left outside after rinsing for a couple months to make sure there aren't any remnants from the saltwater setup. I'm curious if I could replace the solid waste export portion of my aquaponic system. I've got a skimmer that's rated for 525GPH flow and is able to drain waste externally (hopefully so I don't have to collect sludge). It is a Skimz Monster SM202 external protein skimmer. This is my first aquaponic tank so if I'm missing something obvious please let me know. I'm in the early planning stages of my build and trying to pull together a bill of materials. Thank you
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    Post Order

    Hi, When I go to a thread, the first post that I encounter is the oldest one. How do I reverse the order to view the most recent post at the top?
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    Sizing Biofilter and Growbeds

    Hello All, We have a concrete tank which has been cured and a first harvest was done. The fish (just Tilapia and Nutter) did not put on any weight and growth. That was because the aeration was very poor and the water quality was very bad. This was designed by another person who had not much clue what he was doing. Here are some facts Tank volume: 15,500liters filled volume: 12,800liters Number of fish to add is 700 all would be harvested at 300gm 4 Growbeds from 2 IBC tanks Latter after the harvest i added 3,000 liter swirl filter 1000 liter sump tank, 250liter mineralization tank 250liter Biofilter with 20L K1 Media. Could somebody please advise me the calculation to size the Biofilter and the Growbeds. Currently i have about 715 fingerlings of avg weight 8gm feeding 1mm pellet feed.
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    What is Microponics?

    Microponics is the name that I've chosen for my Integrated Backyard Food Production concept. It's derived from the words micro-farming, micro-livestock and aquaponics.....and it's much less of a mouthful than integrated backyard food production. The cornerstone of a microponics unit is a recirculating aquaponics system - simply because the one thing that most organisms have in common with each other is their need for water.....and because an aquaponics system is an eco-system (which is good). Microponics differs from aquaponics in two respects: Where aquaponics is the combination of recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics, microponics advocates the use of water from an aquaponics system with virtually any plant growing system.....including square foot gardens, sheet mulch gardens and the raised beds popularised by ABC Gardening's Peter Cundall. In fact, the irrigation of plants of any kind with water from an aquaponics system leverages the efficiency of the gardening system.....particularly if the replacement water comes from a rainwater tank. Microponics is the integration of fish, plants and micro-livestock. If we accept that aquaponics is a simple eco-system (and it is) and that bio-diversity is a good thing (and it is), then microponics makes for a stronger eco-system......and it puts even greater quantities of clean fresh food on the table. Microponics is not at odds with aquaponics. Microponics is aquaponics....and more. You can read more about microponics.....and other things.....on my blog at www.microponics.net.au.
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