My partner, Molly, and I are buying a house together in Grand Rapids, Michigan and are excited about building an AP pond system , despite the fact that we don't really know what we're doing.I would…Continue
I have 7 tilapia, around 6", in a 6' 100 gallon tank with a group of BN plecos. They are not hooked up to any growbeds but I do intend to eat them. I don't have any tanks bigger than 15 gallons empty…Continue
I am interested in putting together an indoor fill and drain system in my apartment and am trying to figure out what the best lightweight media choice would be. I have read of people using expanded…Continue
I am working on planning my first system. I live in a 700 square foot apartment, so it's going to have be pretty compact and tidy (it's going in my living room). Still, it's important to me to grow…Continue
I am very excited to say that Molly, the fish, the cats and I are all moving to a bigger space (with a full basement and half an acre)! This is exciting news for the tilapia, who are now 6 months old and are threatening to breed.
This means that I get to plan new systems for the new house! Livestock wise, I want to do perch outdoors on the screen porch (in Michigan), and tilapia and red claw crayfish indoors. The tilapia will need to be tackled first.
So, here we are, in mid-August and I haven't posted a thing! There hasn't been much to say since the AP project got put on hold due to work and family demands. I've decided I need to make some changes in my personal life... primarily in my line of work.
I put myself through college (B.S. Geography) working as an engineering technician; it was good work experience and I wouldn't trade that for anything, but I graduated in May and am now working in an asphalt lab... gross. I need to go…Continue
Decided my initial design was too complicated and sprawling for a first go. I've decided to just use the IBC and do flood/drain with a bell siphon. I'm eliminating 1/3 of my GB space so will have to stock a little lighter and/or do water changes, but I am okay with this compromise and will a have a little wiggle room in the apartment for alterations/additions. I'm busy at work and will be for several months - I'm hoping this redesign means I'll actually be able to get the system up and…Continue
I've been hatching plans for my first aquaponic system over the past several weeks. I am new to aquaponics, and very excited, as is my girlfriend, Molly! (she may turn up here from time to time). We might be a little... overzealous: We have already covertly reinforced the living room floor in our not-quite-700-sq.ft. complex-apartment. We are officially invested!
We are currently fortunate enough to have my dad's backyard and garage to work in and are accumulating…Continue