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About AlmostGosu

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    I've run large reef tank systems and would like to build a system that's working for me instead of me working for it :-)
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    Aquaponics, greenhouses, reef tanks, general construction

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    Manassas, VA

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  1. @mrpickles, just saw this response! I didn't think about the temperatures for tilapia and the impact on the other species. Thanks 🙂 I'll set it up and run it for a few weeks empty and then just stick with a single fish breed / species. Great idea.
  2. Hi all, I have extensive experience keeping fresh and saltwater fish, but this is going to be my first foray into aquaponics and I'd like to avoid as many mistakes up front as possible. I have a rough drawing of what I'm looking to build I made on Garage Greenhouse | Tinkercad that you can view to see details. Numbers details below: 4x 330g tanks that will be stocked with trout, striped bass, and talapia (2x) (dark blue) 100g conical tank for filtering solids (dark brown 1) 160g cylindrical tank with 200 cuft (about 140g) of k1 media (dark brown 2) 100g sump tank (horizont
  3. Thank you! I came to that conclusion a bit ago and didn't realize I had the thread open. Thanks so much for the response and I feel stupid for not thinking of that because I broke the skimmer in on super salty dirty water when I set the reef tank up originally -_- Thanks again, Chris
  4. 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 protei
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