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Sean Short's Blog – January 2011 Archive (5)

Poor fish, I'm just an amateur

I have managed to kill several fish. It saddens me to see them die. I have made some mistakes with running my system and I believe that my lack of paying enough attention has caused this drama. I left the window above the system open until the wee hours of the night. Sometime around 2 a.m. I remembered I had opened a window on a 60 degree day to let my plants get fresh air. What I forgot was to close the window when the sun started to drop. It dropped to just above freezing outside. My tank…


Added by Sean Short on January 31, 2011 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

System and Fish Update

I have had some issues the last few days. I have developed poor pH testing habits and failed to see my pH drop below 6. I was using an electronic meter to test samples of water in 5mL test tubes. I would submerge the meter into the test tube until it sat on the bottom. I believe the meter was reading the pH of the glass rather than the aquarium water. I say this because when I cross referenced it with the pH test dye I got staggeringly lower results.


 I have started to see…


Added by Sean Short on January 27, 2011 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

More Sprouts; Shop Light Added

As of last week I have begun to see more sprouted vegetables. My carrots and scallions are alive! They have stretched quite a bit in only a couple days.


Since the plants have sprouted I decided to hang a shop light with plant/aquarium bulbs. It is about 8 inches above the plants. 

My hopes are that…


Added by Sean Short on January 27, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The veggies are here!

My vegetable seeds from Burpee arrived last Friday (Jan. 4th) and I immediately germinated after I arrived home from school that night. I ordered Scallions, Nantes Carrots, Cilantro and Catnip (for the cats, naturally).…


Added by Sean Short on January 20, 2011 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

My First System

My aquaponic system set up in a small bedroom underneath a…


Added by Sean Short on January 8, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

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