Monthly Archives: February 2012

Missing!

We are sad to announce that we are missing Speedy, one of our darling fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).  He was grey in color, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches in length, and last seen in a 55 gallon fish tank containing 22 … Continue reading

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Our aquaponic system is finally working

Today has been an amazing day!  The aquaponic system is finally circulating water from the fish tank to the grow bed and back again. We built a base for the fish tank so it was raised slightly above the concrete … Continue reading

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The grow bed is finished and filled with water

Yesterday, TJ finished trimming out the grow bed and added additional PVC pipe. I (Scott) decided to use untreated and unpainted 1″ x 4″ boards for the top trim of the grow bed.  They will rot and need to be … Continue reading

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Why are our tilapia growing so quickly?

Tilapia are genetically designed (by mother nature, not scientists) to grow very quickly in the right environment.  Here are a few of the things we have done to create the ideal environment and to help expedite the growth process in … Continue reading

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The grow bed is almost finished

Today we installed the grow bed liner, insulation, pump, and some of the plumbing.  Actually, my wife’s cousin, TJ, did all the work (Thank you TJ!).  I just took pictures and got in his way. The main challenge today was … Continue reading

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Aquaponics? What’s that?

Our new neighbors stopped by to introduce themselves a few days ago and soon the conversation revolved around our aquaponic system.  After giving a quick explanation of how it works, Mr. Neighbor asked, “You’re not gonna grow marijuana are you?” … Continue reading

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Let the Aquaponic adventure begin!

Welcome to our Aquaponic Family blog. My wife and I, along with our two young children, are venturing into the relatively new world of aquaponics, and we have decided to share our experience with anyone interested in growing their own … Continue reading

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