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marvin Rethmel replied to Chewi's discussion Bacteria Filters in the group Aquaponics
"Hello Chewi I built the 4 barrel system that Jason feilds has on the web for vortex filters, the 3rd barrel in his design has the media aerated in the barrel it seems to work just fine that way. NOTE: I had to extend the exit pipe below the air…"
Feb 4, 2014
Chewi added a discussion to the group Aquaponics

Bacteria Filters

"Stage Three, is the biological filter. It’s where you create a lot of surface area for bacteria to grow. Ours is a bead filter. You might do a sand filter or a trickle filter. After stage three, the ammonia is turned into nitrate. It’s pumped up to the plants."My question...Can the bacteria remain submerged underwater and still process ammonia, or does the surface area need to be exposed to oxygen for any given period of time like an ebb/flow system?The filter design I have in my head for a…See More
Feb 4, 2014
Chewi replied to Jeremy McKenize's discussion Aquaponics NFT system? in the group Aquaponics
"Hey Jeremy. New to the group so apologies for getting to the party late. I'm looking to build a system based on a working hydroponics tower... I have 10' ceilings in my apartment, but like Mark said below you need some…"
Feb 4, 2014
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