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  1. Hi I just had to harvest some rowan berries ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan ) as the trees are really full of them around here, this year. They are really bitter and need to be frozen before use to release the sugar content . So I washed/cleaned them and got total 2,8kg berries for the freezer. Then I got on the net to find some recipes on how to make rowan jelly more to come cheers
  2. Hi Tam try this You can also use the search function (on the top right) just type in the word salt cheers
  3. Hi Tam When replying to posts, you do not use the report post button. That's for reporting spam abuse etc. , and can only be seen or read by moderators. I will copy your responses (in the 2 reports) to vkn & Toga here: Tam Submitted 5 hours ago Dear VKN, What temperature are you at? Do you have more turbidity due to the Silica dust? The temperature is 30 Celsius. I don't see turbidity from silicate dust so much. If it is not a lot, once essential microbes are established, the fish deaths rarely happen. What have you done to jump start the nitrification process? This picture show the way I used to raise bacteria. I use feed as source of ammoniac, bacteria I add in flour form. I add fish after nitrogen cycle is ok (nitrite is slow down 0.1; nitrate has increased more than 40 mg/l) on 7-Aug, Thank for your advice! Tam Submitted 4 hours ago Dear Toga, Thank for your help, Tomorrow I will follow your instruction, I will change water, add salt batch for cure fish, stop feeding, As I post to reply report to Vkn, I had create the nitrogen cycle before adding fish on 7-Aug, I willing to hear your help on my beginning small system, Thank Tam cheers
  4. Hi Tam Welcome to APN/HQ Hopefully @vkn @Aufin or some other member with hands on IAVS experience will see your post and chime in cheers
  5. Hi Gary Yes I'm still in to quail, but I have to "refresh" the blood lines so I'm down to a handful right now. I plan to hatch out a new badge in september cheers
  6. Hi richinC Welcome to APN/HQ Hopefully @bcotton will chime in, he has some experience with the species in Q cheers
  7. Hi Amazing journey https://polarresearch.net/index.php/polar/article/view/3512 Quote: The fox was under a year old when she set off west in search of food, reaching Greenland just 21 days later - a journey of 1,512 km - before trudging forward on the second leg of her trek. She was tracked to Canada's Ellesmere Island, nearly 2,000 km further, just 76 days after leaving Svalbard. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48824181 cheers
  8. ande

    IBC Tote with.....

    Hi Wenger Welcome to APN/HQ I wouldn't worry at all cheers
  9. Hi My sister plan a family gathering mid July, she asked about the possibility of me fixing some crabs for the occasion. So I did a test/traping (first go this season) with 5 traps for 2 days. I got 90 and they where nice cheers
  10. If you live close to the sea you can make it DIY cheers
  11. Hi Ricardo Many members use maxicrop and it's safe to use, see link https://maxicrop.com You will find numerous discussion on how to use it here on APN/HQ by using the search function. I got 163 hits , here http://aquaponicsnation.com/forums/search/?type=all&q=maxicrop cheers
  12. Hi again Ricardo You'w got me a little confused with the above statement ? Any/all aquaponic systems, contain a hydroponic system of some sort(s) That is Aquaponics pr definition " Aquaculture + hydroponic ". If you by "hybrid" mean that they can be run separately from each other, that is a good thing and not uncommon. That gives you the opportunity, to easy isolate the fish/plant -sides, from each other for treatment if/when needed. If you by "hybrid" mean multiple type growing systems, that is fairly common at hobby level and you'll find many member systems of that kind posted here on APN/HQ. As for lack of plant nutrients from the fish waste, please read the full fact sheet (pdf/link) This quote is taken from the aquaponics factsheet : http://www.aquaponic.com.au/Fish to plant ratios.pdf The Rakocy approach was determined by taking a look at how aquaponic systems work. Rakocy quickly determined that fish feed contains the essential mixture of nutrients required for the healthy and maximised growth of the fish, but that fish have different nutrient requirements to plants. The key factors in this difference are: Fish do not require any where near the level of two main nutrients that plants do (Potassium – K, and Calcium – Ca). Fish metabolism relies on large proportions or quantities of protein that fish utilise via metabolic pathways that convert this protein into energy. The major waste products after this metabolism are Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P). Fish do not need the same level of other key macro-nutrients that plants do (Sulphur – S, Magnesium – Mg and Iron – Fe, to name a few). The outcome, and what Rakocy determined, is that plants require a different mixture of nutrients than what fish feed contains and therefore, a method was required to account for this. cheers
  13. Hi Shrike Welcome to APN/HQ Your suggestion has been discussed in various threads earlier, like this: cheers
  14. @kellenw Hi Kellen The forum is loading really slow, and have for the last few weeks. It takes 22-25 seconds to load a new page/search, this does not encourage members to read, post, or respond in any way. Comparing with the other ap-forums where the same is done in 0,002-0,003 seconds about X 10.000 faster, than APN at the moment. I hope you find time to fix it cheers
  15. ande

    Equipment Questions?

    Hi chris Welcome to APN/HQ Trafic is slow here these days, however you can easily find old answers to the Q's you ask by reading thru old posts in particular the Q/A section or the member system section. This doc/pdf https://www.aquaponic.com.au/Media beds and design.pdf describes in detail your Q#1. From here: https://www.aquaponic.com.au/fact sheets.htm cheers
  16. Hi again You'll find numerous ibc systems in this pdf http://ibcofaquaponics.com/files/IBCofAquaponics.pdf cheers
  17. Hi Ricardo Any kind of fishtanks should have some sort of overflow piping mounted at a set maximum water level, the excess water should be directed to a dedicated area. In most european countries there is specific regulations regarding the handling of aquaculture drain water, however a single 1000liter tank will most often be such a small volume so the ordinary sewage may be used. Then there is the water quality changes in your fish tank to consider, the rainwater might be "good", thing but that will depend on the quality. Rainwater can be very polluted depending on location, also it can alter the temperatur rapidly in such small tank. Finally you have to think about safety . Fish might be preyed upon by birds, dogs, cats, mink ............... and more important fish is attracting to kids, that might fall in and drown. Some sort of lid is almost a must, for all the above reasons IMO it will also create shade/cover, which the fish prefer, prevent/reduce alga growth and temp fluctuations during day/night hours We have a real cool Portugise member thread that you might like here enjoy cheers
  18. Hi Ricardo Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
  19. Hi again As a rule of thumb all the water from the pond should be run thru a filter once an hour minimum, so from the outset you are 14,000 short. So a add on filter (any) is a good idea IMO. I would go back to your first idea, with some sort of settling filter (any) to take out the solids in the water flow . I do think you complicate the process unnecessarily much with all the piping involved, and honestly can't see the point of using a siphon & the eurobox other than the fun of fiddling and tinkering. I would go for a constant subsurface flow in the growbed, let the water drop directly to any next levels (creating splash /aeration) . The flow rate chart of this specific pump is here As you can se in the chart, the flow rate is down to about about 4500 L/h at 2,5m lift However you are lifting the water to the top of the growbed (or swirl filter ) and not to the bottom , so you have to add a bit more to your total lift (static head) . There is no hight measurements on the AP-unit in your drawing, but there is one on the barrels in the initial layout (67cm) , so counting the sidepanel boards on the later drawings my guesstimate is ruffly an additional 1m static head. So a total of 3,5m static head gives you a max flow of approximately 2200 L/h not counting the dynamic head loss. cheers
  20. Hi Markymark Welcome to APN/HQ. The forum has been a bit quiet lately. I guess that's how it is on most forums these days, the traffic comes in waves. It is more likely you get comments on your system, if you post it in the "members systems" forum (add link to your youtube channel) A lot of members never visit/read posts in the "welcome wagon" so your system may go undetected a long time here. cheers
  21. Hi Sandman Welcome to APN/HQ You should try try sending Jessele a PM, he has not been logged on since he signed up, but might respond if he gets a mail notification ? He is located in the Philippines and I wouldn't be surprised if his company name is Aquaponics go green. good luck cheers edit: look what a google search gave me https://aquaponicsgogreen.com
  22. Hi So now he is back in the limelight cheers
  23. Hi BD Here https://www.havemoreforless.com/forum/micro-farming-microponics/the-integrated-aqua-vegeculture-system-iavs/1458-question-one-or-more-of-many#post1458 cheers
  24. Hi Farbulous Welcome back The forum have been very quiet for some time, but hopefully @Aufin @GaryD @Ravnis will chime in and give some insights on your IAVS Q's If not, you could try to post the same Q's on Garys "new" forum https://www.havemoreforless.com cheers
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