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Is the Pipe Poisonous?

Many ask the question about PVC pipe, should I use it in my home or commercial project. Most folk use PVC mostly because at this time there is not much else readily available. Some folk really worry about PVC. There is a load of info out there on this kind of subject but, we need to remember, "the road to better, purer food is a journey, not a destination" In other words, we need to use the best materials that are available to us today. Don't stop the journey because of a small difficulty. It is far, far better to go ahead and produce clean carefully grown food. Keep moving forward on the journey. PVC Pipe is readily available almost anywhere. The plasticizers in PVC that some worry about, and in other types of plastics need to be fairly wa . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Friday 31st July 2015 @ 02:33:49

Updated : Friday 1st September 2017 @ 13:43:23 | Words : 429 | Views : 2176 | Comments : 21

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Tech Talk Introduction Video

Tech Talk Introduction video. Secrets1 from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. Join now to see Tech Talk video collection. . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 18th May 2015 @ 01:50:47

Updated : Monday 18th May 2015 @ 05:06:57 | Words : 29 | Views : 2154 | Comments : 0

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Cotton Wool Disease in fish. Secrets from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. I want to start a farm. Secrets from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. Aquaponics in Puerto Rico. Murray visits with Pedro and Juilo. General Interest. Moringa tree and Miricle fruit. Secrets from Murray Hallam on Vimeo." Timers in Aquaponics. David wants to grow tomatoes in a bucket system and asks about the use of timers to regulate the flow of water to the buckets in his Aquaponics system. Secrets from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 18th May 2015 @ 01:42:18

Updated : Monday 18th May 2015 @ 01:42:18 | Words : 127 | Views : 2131 | Comments : 10

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Aquaponics Water Supply - Municipal or Town Water - Tech Tip

Top up water for your Aquaponics system can come from several sources. In this Tech Tip we will discuss Town or Municipal water. Municipal Water Supply contains all sorts of chemicals. Town or Municipal water should not need testing. Chemical analysis of your local munici . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 28th April 2014 @ 06:05:31

Updated : Monday 28th April 2014 @ 06:05:31 | Words : 341 | Views : 2103 | Comments : 2

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How Do Plants Get Nutrients in Aquaponics

Students looking over lettuce in an Aquaponics system The primary source of plant nutrient in an Aquaponics system is the fish food. The beautiful thing is that the fish food is a one source of nutrient for the plants and the fish, a very important principle in working towa . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Friday 18th October 2013 @ 05:34:13

Updated : Friday 18th October 2013 @ 05:42:06 | Words : 438 | Views : 2117 | Comments : 5

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AP Tech Talk - Lousy Pump Performance

Pump failure can lead to fish deaths, and bad case of pump hate! Many make lousy decisions on choosing a pump for their Aquaponics system. This is most evident in some DIY home system builders. While trying to save a buck or two it costs more in the end. Mind, I have seen c . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Wednesday 9th January 2013 @ 06:22:19

Updated : Thursday 6th June 2019 @ 17:22:06 | Words : 657 | Views : 2123 | Comments : 3

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pH , Nitrite and Nitrate - Ideal levels

pH will tend to drift down over time in a well balanced system and will need to be buffered up from time to time. In a new system that is in the process of being cycled it is not uncommon to experience swings in pH. The type of media used can have a bearing on pH. For examp . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 12th December 2011 @ 06:15:02

Updated : Friday 4th October 2013 @ 03:09:22 | Words : 230 | Views : 2111 | Comments : 20

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EC = Electrical Conductivity

Electrical Conductivity is a good way to measure the nutrient concentration in your Aquaponics System. That is a measure of the water borne nutrients available to the plants. It should be noted that it is not a complete measurement of nutrient in an Aquaponics System, as the . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 12th December 2011 @ 06:02:35

Updated : Sunday 6th October 2013 @ 10:49:48 | Words : 451 | Views : 2114 | Comments : 3

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Can I Use Galvanised Tanks for Grow beds ?

Galvanised tanks are coated with zinc. Over time the zinc coating oxadises and is leached into the water body, and zinc is well known to cause problems for fish. The use of Galvanised tanks goes against common accepted knowledge and also a lot of research that can be easily . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 12th December 2011 @ 05:58:11

Updated : Friday 4th October 2013 @ 03:12:04 | Words : 376 | Views : 2098 | Comments : 0

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Why is my Aquaponics Water Going Amber?

Jade Perch Many newcomers to aquaponics get worried when they begin to notice their water colour changing from that clear transparent look of fresh water to a more aged and darker shade of amber-gold. Some people worry that some odd tanin or colour agent has leached into t . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Sunday 11th December 2011 @ 05:45:39

Updated : Sunday 6th October 2013 @ 02:51:42 | Words : 253 | Views : 2102 | Comments : 2

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Is the Pipe Poisonous?

Many ask the question about PVC pipe, should I use it in my home or commercial project. Most folk us . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Friday 31st July 2015

Words : 429 | Views : 2176 | Comments : 21

Tech Talk Introduction Video

Tech Talk Introduction video. Secrets1 from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. Join now to see Tech Talk vi . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 18th May 2015

Words : 29 | Views : 2154 | Comments : 0

Tech Talk Video Collection

Cotton Wool Disease in fish. Secrets from Murray Hallam on Vimeo. I want to start a farm. S . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 18th May 2015

Words : 127 | Views : 2131 | Comments : 10

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