It has been a few months since I last posted about our aquaponics system. I am happy to report there haven’t been any major problems with the system in general. The fish are swimming, the plants are growing.
Aquaponics Update – April 2016
Nothing has changed in the aquaponics system. The only new additions are a bunch of plants enjoying the greenhouse conditions.
Aquaponics Update – February 2016
The months of January and February have been slow in the greenhouse. It’s not really a bad thing. It’s nice to have some down time. This also means we haven’t had any problems, which is great.
Aquaponics Update – December 2015
The big news this month is that we finally harvested a couple tilapia! We’ve been waiting a year and a half for this day. It’s been a fun learning experience growing produce in our aquaponics system. But, the thing I’ve been most looking forward to is getting to eat a fish.
Aquaponics Update – November 2015
The aquaponics system seems to be in a self sufficient state right now. We had one little snafu, but for the most part it’s been running smoothly this month.
Aquaponics Update – October 2015
October has been a slow month in the greenhouse, which is not bad. Everything has been operating as it should, no problems with the fish or the grow beds. And, amazingly enough, we haven’t made any changes.
Aquaponics Update – September 2015
Our aquaponics system continues to thrive, even through a little mishap we had early in the month.
Aquaponics Update – August 2015
Our aquaponics system appears to be in good shape. The plants are growing well and look good. The fish are growing and we haven’t had any floaters. The nitrite and ammonia levels are at 0, so the biological filter is working well. Since installing a larger pump last month the water clarity has improved. All is well, at the moment.
Aquaponics Update – July 2015
The aquaponics system is performing well. The produce is growing like crazy. And more exciting is that a few of the tilapia are nearly large enough to eat. It seemed to take forever for the little guys to grow, but in the last month or two they’ve really grown a lot.
Aquaponics Update – June 2015
It’s official. Our aquaponics system has been up & running for a year now. We haven’t tried the tilapia yet, but hopefully soon. We have, though, eaten many tomatoes and picked many bunches of lettuce. It’s proven to be a fabulous way to overwinter geraniums. Slowly we are figuring out how to make the system more efficient & what grows best. Kale, for instance, doesn’t