The Myth of Gravity Feed | Ask The Aquaponics God Ep40

The Myth of Gravity Feed | Ask The Aquaponics God Ep40

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  1. You're assuming that he or she is using a flouting raft. If the person is using a media bed than the media will take care of the ammonia. IF he built the filters right that will take care of if in floating raft. I'm not sure what you're rambling about

  2. I assume the system is laid out wherein the plant grow beds maintain
    the highest liquid level in the entire loop. Only to clarify my thoughts I will
    assign vertical heights. Plant bed liquid level is 6’, SUMP 2 liquid level is at
    4’, Fish tank liquid level is at 4’, filters are at 2’, and Sump 1 (pump tank) liquid
    level is at 2’.
    This design demands aeration to be induced by a separate device.  I don’t see it’s layout as an ammonia
    problem.  Ammonium good – Ammonia bad.

  3. Video not very helpful. You went out of your way to repeat how that system won’t work and didn’t say how to get rid of amonia or how the water should be better filtered for plants.

  4. SIR IM REGULAR VIEWER OF YOUR AQUAPONICS & BEING HONEST i learnt a lot , though i havent started yet but do have plans to set up system butmy question is u told nh4 isnt harmful though nh3 will b recycled as its not taken up by plant roots

    BUT WHAT IS SOLUTION TO REMOVE NH3 plz do reply over here to make it easy for me

  5. One more thing, even if this did work(it does not) the water does not get cleaned instantly, one cycle in this order won't make any significant difference it takes many cycles each cleaning the water a bit, also fish don't make a ton of waste in a single cycle, it's a gradual process, hell even if the water was not cleaned it would take many days for the fish to die from their own waste.

  6. This is a HUGE learning curve for new AP students. Very good video. I have a degree is Aquaponics and this is a common mistake. Great question is right!

  7. So nitrates at high levels don't harm the fish? What about nitrites? If I remember correctly, it goes from ammonium to nitrites, firts; then nitrites to nitrates.

  8. i have a 38 gallon tank with a ph of 8.2 and a temp of 78 to 80f with high solinity what would my free ammonia percentage of the tan. and what is the math. this channel is dope

  9. i am doing exactly this but i use hydroton in my sump as the bio filter , shouldn't this presence of a bio media adding a lot of surface area for bacteria. the plats and simply for habitat. i also use a canister filter all micro fiber pads simply for water polishing. The majority of the stages are bio too. What is your thought also i liked and subscribed. i also use African cichlids . My favorite is turtle ponics though lol

  10. Well I will say that there is a high amount of BSA within a DWC bed that can oxidize that ammonia if sufficient oxygen is present in the system. That said if you are running near zero ammonia in a split flow system this is not any kind of disadvantage either, so long as it is all broken down it really matters little how you did it. I am running a simple four stage sumpless gravity fed DWC system and 90 min after a saturation feeding my TAN registers at only 0.25ppm, do I care if it is broken down in the biofilter or the grow bed, heck no just so long as ammonia stays near zero and my nitrates are exactly where I want them.

  11. Would this system not deliver a more nutrient rich solution to the plants than a system with 1 sump tank?
    Or is the uptake nutrition rate so slow it doesn't make any difference if your passing 15ppm or 50ppm through the roots?

  12. We need help . We are from India working with farmers who earn less than 2$ a day. They have acute malnutrition and poverty . We are designing a system of 5000 ltr Tank (1000gln) with 400 cat fish ( grown up) . We need a low cost filter for this unit possibly DIY. if you find time you can mail us at . God Bless

  13. What is the purpose of sump 2? Isn't it kind of unnecessary? Obviously sump 1 and the rest of the set up is required but sump 2 just seems like a waste of material and time. Perhaps i'm missing something?




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