Recently we have begun noticing rising ammonia and nitrite levels and we cannot get them to go down. We have a fair number of established plants working away at filtering and the bacteria seem to be…Continue
Well folks I have given the presentation to my neighbors 6th grade class. He is a teacher in a school nearby. There were 15 kids who were amazed by the growth system. They asked a lot of good questions and during the class I noticed we have a breeding pair. Seems like more is going on in the tank than just fertilizing the water!.
All in all the kids were impressed and they took a lot of photos. They will be doing a homework assignment on their visit. I was very happy to share the idea…Continue
Update Aurora Colorado
May 10 2012
Recently we moved the IBC unit out into the backyard and I built a 12x20 hoop type green house around it and I am stunned and amazed at the growth of the plants. We are doing both raised dirt bed and aquaponic farming. The dirt farming is in plastic 3 gallon nursery pots and the aquaponics is in the IBC unit. We do water change outs so that we can supply the dirt side with the fish water as an additional nutrient.
I have lettuce…Continue
My name is Dan and my wife Jamie and I are new to Aquaponics. We went to a recent local "Self Reliance Expo" looking for ideas on how to do a few things to offset food and power costs. What we found was Aquaponics. While Jamie started picking the brains of the folks at the Aquaponics booth I began looking at the system and how it works. The system was made from an IBC container that had been modified to grow fish and veggies. My thought was, "Now how cool is…Continue