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#21 Riggers

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:41 PM

Another update,

Tanks running fantastically at the moment, the tropheus are breeding like crazy!

Water chemistry levels are very stable and I can now extend water changes out to 2 weeks comfortably without any significant increases, I'm even considering removing a canister for use on another tank..

I'll pop some pics up tomorrow of the plants, they are thriving in the planter box and have already reached the light so I will remove the shelf soon.

And my spathiphyllum has flowered! :D very exciting

#22 dicky7

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:54 PM

:nopics:



#23 Mattymak

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:06 AM

But dicky, there is pics..

#24 Riggers

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 09:30 AM

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#25 dicky7

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 09:40 AM

Thanx mate  yes those  plants sure look healthy I reckon ya got onto a winner here dam good work



#26 sandgroper

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 05:24 PM

You need a bristlenose in there.


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#27 Riggers

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:02 PM

I've got a squillion BN fry that I could put in there but that defeats the purpose of having max algae growth for the tropheus to graze on, they spend hours knocking out big patches of algae and doing laps up the back glass chomping as they go :)

#28 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:38 AM

still be aware dissolved organic compounds can still buildup in your cannister - so dont forget the regular filter maintenance.... i reckon you should grow strawberries next mate :)  wont grow too high and you can hang the berries over the edge of the planter box till ripe....



#29 sydad

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:50 AM

still be aware dissolved organic compounds can still buildup in your cannister - so dont forget the regular filter maintenance.... i reckon you should grow strawberries next mate :)  wont grow too high and you can hang the berries over the edge of the planter box till ripe....

 

Hi Johnno,

 

I'm confused. How do dissolved compounds, organic or otherwise, build up in a filter? I think you probably mean system.

 

Syd.


Edited by sydad, 30 December 2014 - 10:53 AM.


#30 Riggers

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:41 PM

I've been keeping an eye on any dead plant matter but at this stage the plants are growing so fiercely there doesn't seem to be any dead bits!!

Strawberrys could be a goer Johnno!

#31 Scotty Richo

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:32 PM

I have a aqauponics pond setup out the back that is running well just need too get myself a new pump for it

#32 Riggers

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

Just a final update on my little project, I've since shut the tank down but at the end the plants had reached the ceiling and are now outside in the garden! Just too big for indoors now. this was a great project just for proof of concept so I will possibly go for something similar over the top of another tank in the near future :)

#33 chocky

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:04 PM

i've been trying to incorporate one of these: http://www.bunnings....-wall-_p2940999

with my other smaller ponds.. 

i probably i'm over thinking it , but trying to get it to work and also not look butt ugly ....


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#34 Buccal

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 01:44 AM

Lebanese water cres if there's enough light.

#35 werdna

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 01:08 PM

Watercress takes over aquaponics.

I wouldn't recommend it.



#36 Buccal

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:03 PM

That's why I said Lebanese, as it's a miniature specie.
The roots and stem bases basically form a thick mat, and you keep lopping the top off down to the stem base.
The faster and more vigorous growth you can get then slashing back all the time, just means the nitrate extraction is intensified.

This can be learnt studying natural Japanese koi pond filtration.

If your growing for food specific,,, then yes I agree, don't put any water cres in, as it invades and spreads/overtakes everything.

Woodvale fishnlily farm has Wasabi plants,, I bought one,, stunning plant,,, sat pot in moist gravel bed in my koi pond.
Looks rare and grows like the clappers,,, thoroughly recommend these.




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