Tag Archives: aquaculture

Slime and Scuds and Giant River Prawn…Oh My!

What is making our garden grow? Slime! Slime has been covering everything in the system…the bottom of the rafts, the bottom and sides of the grow bed, and the inside of the fish tank.  This slime is actually the nitrifying … Continue reading

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Vacuuming The Garden

Have you ever vacuumed your garden? Neither have we…until today. It would have sounded like a crazy idea until we hired a stump-removal service to grind up some stumps near our house, including the remains of a very large Crape … Continue reading

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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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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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Tilapia Nest

It’s been seven weeks since we received our small fingerling Tilapia and they are still growing like weeds.  Back then they could fit in a small plastic bag, but now they are too big for a 55-gallon aquarium. It’s all … Continue reading

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Rafts, Insulation, and Seeds

We accomplished quite a bit today. One side of the rafts was painted with two coats of white Benjamin Moore Aura Waterborne Semi-Gloss Exterior paint.  This paint is environmentally safe and should protect the top of the rafts from the sun’s … 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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