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PostPosted: May 11th, '17, 22:58 
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It should be online by tomorrow by following the link provided above.

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PostPosted: May 13th, '17, 03:51 
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dstjohn99 wrote:

http://agrowingpassion.com/episode-504-aquaponics-fish-poop-plant-roots/

For any locals, this is a PBS show and will air this Thursday 5/11 at 8:30pm Pacific time and repeats on Saturday at 3:30pm. I hope this brings good PR for AP.


So the above link is live now, and now you can watch the show by following the link.

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PostPosted: May 13th, '17, 14:27 
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Not viewable for me, I get:


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This video can’t be played with your current setup.
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but it doesn't say what the problem is.

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PostPosted: May 13th, '17, 15:45 
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Bummer, Gunagulla! It worked for me (with the occasional buffering hiccup) and looked really cool

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Watched the episode. Your system shows very well. It was a good choice picking it to lead. :thumbright:

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I'm guessing David is dstjohn and his segment was in the middle. :notworthy: David you are a humble man. I was surprised by the scope of your system, beautiful, well laid out too, not to mention the amazing growth. :notworthy: What kind of switches are you using to turn water on and off to different beds?

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PostPosted: May 15th, '17, 22:10 
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'm glad some people were able to see it. Sorry the video doesn't play for you Gunagulla, I don't know what to offer for a solution unless you can find the episode on Youtube.

Brian, I use motorized 3/4" stainless steel ball valves to switch between zones. They operate on 12 VDC and cost $100 each when I bought them, but now I see similar ones on Amazon for under $30 each.

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Wow I haven't posted here for a while. I've only killed 4 fish over the past year (recently). I think due to hydrogen sulfide poisoning. I am having trouble with my RFF and it was stagnant for a while. I pumped the water into the FT and I think a few fish got direct exposure. Now I pump into a GB first to mix and aerate before it gets to the FT.

Here are some photos of things lately. Also I finally got some video with my $45 GoPro knock-off.

Anyone else forget to transplant okra and beans from their dwc? I have an okra tree, a huge bush of beans (only 2 beans so far) and some water spinach that I found after I removed a wheelbarrow full of basil and lettuce.

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A good sized pumpkin and some flowers I planted for my daughter
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I guess one of my vines strayed into the neighbors yard. I found this one in their bushes
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The rats seem to enjoy ripe tomatoes
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For my beautiful wife
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PostPosted: Aug 26th, '17, 09:04 
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A few more...

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All flowers, no fruit yet...
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Happy worms!!
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Happy worms and APer too. I just noticed that the worms are not on a rock and that is JapMat or some kind of media material in the Hydroton. The worms seem to like it. Can you elaborate on this please? Thank you for the update. Your system is incredibly awesome. I'm so glad to see you back. Are you posting elsewhere David?

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Those are some impressive pumpkins!

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Thanks for the kind words Brian and Mel. I've been distracted. Usually I read and post at work as I rarely make computer time at home. But I thought it was time for an update and to play with a new underwater video camera.

Brian, short answer is I use filter pads under some of my GB inlets to gauge how much solids are getting through the RFF. The worm photo is from a temporary tilapia tank that has no RFF, so the pads clog in a day or two and the worms are VERY happy about that. They swarm to the pads and are relatively easy to harvest and feed to my fish on occasion.

Mel, the seeds for the big one were from a 950# pumpkin. That one is getting too big and has some scuffs on the skin, so I will harvest it before it rots or gets too big to manage. I grew some sugar pumpkins for making pie and OMG pumpkin pie from scratch is delicious!! I made 4 small (12") pies from one medium pumpkin.

I was just playing with youtube and I will try to link a couple of vid's below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43m9JSjUV_w&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_oGiy13aM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ5GuSKVQmA

Looks like I need to read up on that, but hopefully the links will work.

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Ooo, you've got a few whoppers in there! And yup, the second lot of tilapia are definitely too big for an aquarium I think. :laughing3:

When you're posting a youtube link, if you click the 'youtube' button just above where you're entering text, and then paste the bit of the link after 'watch?v=' in between the two bits in brackets, it should embed the video in your post. :thumbleft:

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Thank you for your posts dstjohn99. A really attractive set up and I'm glad you like photos, because I like your photos too. I have had my 2 setups running for a bit over 12 months now, the first a single IBC FT and GB above (with scoria) and the second a full IBC FT 3/4 IBC Sump and 3 cut down IBC GBs. Both are low voltage solar powered, which I am very happy with. I am currently building a Greenhouse/polytunnel (I was a bit slow getting it completed in time for our winter, but it will be fine for next winter). Fortunately I have a good sized backyard that will allow for expansion and your neat layout is inspirational.
I liked your flared/adjustable bell siphon standing pipes and will copy that when I next clean out the GBs. We are fortunate here to have a local veggie and seedling swap here in town each month as well, though I'd be whooping with joy to cadge some tuna.
Once again, thanks for posting your progress. I look forward to watching it develop further over time and congratulations on having your AP system featured on your local network.


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Woohoo!....your vid link worked beautifully. Glad I got to see it and whatever happened with that monster radish.


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