Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Cycling has begun!

The "Greenhouse"
Operation "Aquaponics" Start up


4 growing beds

1 fish tank

1 pump

connected overflow w/separate drain

siphon drain system

pump runs at about 2 gpm to fill the 4 grow beds

when the water reaches proper level,

siphon kicks in and drains the grow beds

fish tank stocked with about 8-10 little fishes from the lake behind our house

According to my local techno-geek and spreadsheet generator,

the nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, etc, etc, etc levels will become aligned

in such a way that low and behold--- ta da! -- we can grow little veggies

and little fishes and have a real live aquaponics system that will actually

feed us! I am really excited!

Do you want to start your own aquaponics system?

A big help to us was

Backyard Aquaponics


Barrelponics group at yahoo

Have a great DAY!


1 comment:

  1. I love that you took pictures of each step. When my husband returns from playing Army-Army (as my friend's son calls it) -- he's going to love this site, too.

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely note in the guestbook. You made my day!!



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