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TCLynx's Blog – December 2010 Archive (3)

I'm Home

I've been out of town for the past week but I'm home now and can share some updates about my trip, I'll need to write up some stories to post in My site blog here over the next few days but just to wet your appetites...

 

I visited with Philip Wolf up near Chicago and his home system as well as the new System he has running at We Grow Dreams in West Chicago.

 

Then we went up to Milwaukee where we attended the tour at Growing Power and later that evening we went…

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Added by TCLynx on December 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Cooler weater and lower nitrates

My systems have normally run fairly high nitrate levels but in the winter when the fish don't eat as much, my nitrate readings do normally drop down into the orange.

 

Even after removing the bananas, a week of the fish not eating much quickly brings my nitrate levels down into an easily readable range and I suddenly don't feel like my system is too heavily loaded anymore.

 

I expect that if I didn't have the washed shells in my system (and therefore the high pH)…

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Added by TCLynx on December 18, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Home Food Production

It isn't Just Aquaponics to me.

I'm also into many other things surrounding all sorts of home food production. I've spent much of the past several days canning and preserving. The need was twofold we need to make space in the deep freeze since citrus season is coming on and we need the space to freeze juice but also my stock of canned soup and chile was getting low. See when the cook is not around, I tend to warm up a jar of soup and make my meal that… Continue

Added by TCLynx on December 5, 2010 at 1:20pm — 6 Comments

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