Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tilapia Are Now In The Aquaponic System

It’s been a busy and fun week. We transferred 12 of the largest Tilapia from the indoor 55-gallon aquarium to the 300-gallon aquaponic fish tank.  I tried to take a picture of them this morning, but they weren’t in the … Continue reading

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Aquaponic Chickens – Their First 10 Days

It’s been ten days since our new chicks arrived and we haven’t killed any of them yet.  Not that I expect to, but it wouldn’t have surprised me if we did. It’s mid-morning and they’re relaxing in their heated brooder … Continue reading

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Our New Aquaponic Chickens…

After visiting with one of her friends, Kim called me and announced, “We’re getting Silkies!”  I had no idea what she was talking about; then she explained that her friend just bought two baby Silkie chickens.  She said they’re supposed … Continue reading

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The Tilapia Are Breeding

Happy 1st Day of Spring!  It’s finally here. Of the 23 White Nile Tilapia in our 55-gallon aquarium, only one of them has been digging nests in the gravel.  He began on the right side of the tank, and then … Continue reading

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Rafts, Net Pots, Air, and Flowers

Yesterday, we started some flowers and more veggies in the aquaponic grow bed.  What a beautiful sight. To prepare for all of these new additions, we drilled 2″ and 3″ holes in three more rafts.  The new raft with 3″ … Continue reading

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Plants are finally in the system

With air temperatures exceeding 80° F, we decided to put the seedlings in the grow bed.  It may still be too early for this move, but we can always move the rafts indoors if it gets too cold again. Before … Continue reading

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9-Day-Old Seedlings

After nine days of drinking fish water and sitting under a 5000K grow light, most of the seeds have  begun to grow…some better than others. Here are the tallest plants… The Rattlesnake Pole Bean has had unbelievable growth!  It’s over … Continue reading

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