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Aquaponic terrace

An update to my AP system: it's been almost 6 months since I established my system, I see alot of improvements in plant growth as well as the fish. So far I was successful in growing lettuce, pepper cress, green beans and tomatoes. I am experimenting now on growing cucumbers. My AP system is still used for experimental purposes, it is located oudoors on my south East balcony in Santa Barbara area, Southern California, unfortunately it is illegal to grow tilapia here, so I am growing goldfish…

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Added by Safwat Zaki on May 4, 2012 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

My Terrace Aquaponics System

I recently built a simple homemade Aquaponic System, it is flood and drain type, the growing bed "GB" is filled with gravels.GB is connected to the fish tank "FT", the later has a submersing pump on a timer. Water is pumped from the fish tank to the grow bed every half an hour and stays there for half an hour, then by gravity it goes back to FT when the timer goes off. Now I am cycling the system by adding small amount of fish food every day as a source of ammonia to encourage the…

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Added by Safwat Zaki on September 22, 2011 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

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