Aquaponics Project

More Tilapia Babies

Posted by on April 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I moved 102 tilapia to my 100 gallon grow tank that is attached to my aquaponics system, finally tilapia producing waste for the plants to feed. I took a nutrient PPT reading prior to introducing the tilapia to the system. The reading was 1.51ppt which is a good starting point. I had two females spit […]

Added Some Goldfish to Kick Start the Bacteria

Posted by on January 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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I added some goldfish to start the bacteria process.

100 Gallon Cleared Up

Posted by on January 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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A picture from the next day. Looking good!

100 Gallon Fish Tank Up and Running

Posted by on January 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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Got the needed helping hand last night and was able to get the 100gal online. I used 25% of old water and the rest out of the tap. Tonight I will take some pH and NO2 measurements to get a base line. Here is one looking down the length of the tank. When I checked […]

Finish prep work on fish tank stand

Posted by on January 23, 2013 at 11:27 am
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Ran the electrical and cut the styrofoam for the fish tanks. I had to put the 29gal on just to see what it will look like. I’m going to need another body to lift the 100gal onto the stand.

Fish tanks cleaned

Posted by on January 23, 2013 at 11:22 am
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With the help of vinegar and water I was able to clean up the 100gal tank. It went from this To this

New 100gal and 29gal Stand

Posted by on January 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm
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In preparation to getting the 100gal fish tank online I needed to build a stand for it. Since I picked up a 29gal fish tank from the fish auction, I decided to build the stand to accommodate it as well as any future fish tanks. The dimensions of the stand is 10′ x 18″ x […]

Nile Tilapia

Posted by on January 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm
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The Nile tilapia are getting too big for the tank. So I got an old 100 gallon tank from a good friend, just needs some love. Really thick glass, no wonder it was so heavy. The tilapia are going to love it!

LED Lighting Report

Posted by on December 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm
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This a report provided by the company where the LED lights were purchased from

LED Lighting

Posted by on June 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Here is a shot of the blue spectrum LED florescent light bulb, only 18 watts.

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