There’s definitely a lot going on with the aquaponics system, but it’s a lot of trial & error. Farmer John is still trying to figure out what works best. Meanwhile, the tilapia are growing rather quickly.
One of the first things we needed to do to get our aquaponics system running was get the water correctly balanced. To do this I brought home goldfish & minnows and put them in an old 50 gallon aquarium we had. It can take up to 8 weeks to get the bacteria in your water that is needed for the plants to grow. You can