Low Stocking Rates | Ask The Aquaponics God

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  1. With my newly proposed aquaponic build(much larger than my earlier version) the type of fish fry are only available once a year(Koi). How do you set up a DWC with proper stocking levels and allow your fish to grow. It seems I will need a way of adding beds as the fish grow. This problem is starting to make me rethink my system and use tropicals but the heating requirement is the problem with them. Just have not seen or heard of how anyone adresses this problem. Plan to have 60 feet by 4 feet DWC that is 8 inches deep(2×12 minus 3/4 inch for plywood bottom with a bit of room.

  2. This has apparently become my new favorite channel.

    I'm sure you're getting sick of my questions by now but something I feel you haven't touched upon (at least in any of the videos I've seen), is the addition of other aquatic invertebrates.

    For example, I'm thinking of adding snails to my system inside of a radial flow filter to help break down the fish solids. I'm told that they too introduce ammonia back into the system.

    Anyone with common sense should know that physics says that the amount of output would be less than the amount of input when a living organism consumes it for energy. That means, I should be getting a smaller amount of nitrate with the addition of snails (compared to letting bacteria convert it); however the turn-over time would also be slightly increased due to the lengthy process of nitrifying bacteria compared to snails.

    What are your thoughts?

  3. The only thing that people forget to mention when adding nutrients from hydroponic fertilizer into aquaponics: you can no longer classify your crops as ecological.

  4. You are dishing out great information. Thanks! My flood and drain beds now have another benefit. They are about the easiest rout to go if you are trying to grow your own fish food and be sustainable(not me but others).

  5. Thanks so much for all your videos, this is unvaluable knowledge your bring to everyone ๐Ÿ‘
    After thinking a lot about all the work done by Dr Rakocy, Lennard and a people like you in the world, I cannot understand why we are not able to produce fish food with the correct ratio of nutrients for aquaponics.
    It will solve all this mess of people stuggling to have a balanced system ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Unrelated, noticed people having issues cleaning media beds, anyone thought of running a compressed air line at the bottom of the beds with a small perforated pipe to agitate the beds while flushing. Hand valve to turn on/off.

    We do this in part /tool vats at work.

    BTW, I didn't see any contact information on the site or about section so left the idea here.

  7. Hey brutha. I can't believe I just stumbled onto you're channel. You're a brilliant guy. Can you send me a DM on insta @averysid or is there an email I can contact you at? I'd love to talk to you about possibly having you on our youtube show. Growers love!

  8. Beautiful…. edification is a great thing. Excessive nitrate has never been an issue for me. I use the four horsemen to manage nitrates. These are tomatoes, jalapeno, eggplants and Bell peppers. if you include these nitrates wont be a problem and you can feed at higher rates.

  9. Thank you very much again AP GOD ๐Ÿ˜€

    To be honest, the system with the de-nitrification tank is more simple than this one (More labour intensive), and I am still wondering if by mineralising the solids and reintroducing them into the system, whether this will really curtail nutrient deficiencies of plants. I was not aware of how the de-nitrification systems works until you made that video showing your de-nitrification tank.

    Anyway, I am waiting for the book too ๐Ÿ™‚

    If possible let me know if I can ask another question non-relative to stocking density and feeding rates here.




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