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New Aero-Aqua growroom setup in the works.

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by Dumme, Mar 14, 2016.

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    Dumme

    Dumme Well-Known Member

    It's all DIY, please get back to me with any ideas to improve or feedback, thanks.




     
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    ttystikk

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    Just watched the last video; ummm, wow!

    Are those few fish providing enough nutrients for the plants, or are things still cycling?
     
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    Dumme

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    Still cycling. Only fish, without any nutrient additives. Yes, the ladies are suffering a bit. :(

    ~25 fish total, 12 Brookies, 13 Rainbow
     
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    ttystikk

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    Oh, wow- cold water fish? I ran my numbers here and could not figure out how to do it; plants want 60 and above, trout need 60 and below, very little margin for error there.

    I'm considering a warm water system, running about 75f. Still learning, however.

    Tell me more about yours?
     
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    Dumme

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    Well, I like running a little colder water anyways, to slow down growth. It's currently running @ 61°, which is fine now, but summer is coming. The freezer I have, has 400 ft of 3/4in hose, and still not enough. I need a true chiller for sure. I'm sick of spending moneys on DIY stuff that doesn't work.
     
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    ttystikk

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    Yessir, I know exactly how that feels, so I'm going to give you a solid gold chiller recommendation; get the 2 Ton window mounted unit from Chillking. Yes, it's expensive. Yes, it needs 240V. It's also the last chiller you will need. I've spent tens of thousands of dollars on chilling equipment of all descriptions, and I would save you a fortune and the heartache of losing your crops and fish due to equipment failure by pointing you to the right folks now.

    When I tell you it's an abuse tested recommendation, you can rest assured I've beat on it!
     
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    Dumme

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    My garden no longer fits in any category; not sure where to post anymore..
     
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    Dumme

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    UPDATE on the garden..
    Bio-filter:

    Swirl-filter:

    Room #1:
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    Dumme

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    Aqua-soil-aero hybrid prototype:

    I started by cutting up old smart pots for the sides, and this fish filter for the bottom, as root can grow threw it with ease. 2016-12-29 12.48.25.jpg

    Sewing to custom fit hydrofarm 6in bucket net pots. 2016-12-29 12.46.41.jpg

    Version 1.0
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    Version 2.0 with wings

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    Dumme

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    After three weeks of top feed and a couple days Aeroponics:
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    Ignore the thrips damage.
    2016-12-29 01.47.55.jpg
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Whoa, translator needs a hand here lol
     
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    Dumme

    Dumme Well-Known Member

    I have about 100 fish in there currently. I'll have a more up to date video soon.
     
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    ttystikk

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    That explains how green everything is.

    Do you have an intermediate stage someplace where the ammonia gets reprocessed into nitrates?
     
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    Dumme

    Dumme Well-Known Member

    Nope, the bio-filter does most of that work for me.
     
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    Dumme

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    weed540088,

    請使用您的母語。 我不明白你的英語單詞。
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Can you explain where and how this component works in your garden? It's the part that's the biggest mystery to me.
     
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    Dumme

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    Dumme

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    I'm not sure exactly where you caught up, but I'll give it a go.

    My garden requires lots of bacterial matter to run properly. These bacteria are the reason for the nitrification process. This bacteria requires surface area to grow on, and K3 media, within the bio-filter, are designed specifically for the maximum about of surface space, along with moving around to maximize the contact with the most water.

    As these bounce about dancing in the water, they hit each other and clean each other off, to give new area for more bacterial matter to grow. Newer bacteria is more effective in the nitrification process.
     
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    ttystikk

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    Is there a link to this type of bio filter? Thanks for the explanation!
     

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