Tag: Aquaponics

Progress on Greenhouse and Fish tank Building…

I know it’s been a long time since my last update but there have been a lot of challenges with this build. Just a few of the latest pics of the progress. Hoping to get the siding on the building next week and then I can finish the greenhouse framing. I’ve been reading a lot [Continue]

Grading of Aquaponics Greenhouse Completed

We have the grading done for the new Aquaponics greenhouse and Fish Tank building.  This Saturday we will be installing the footings for the buildings.  I’ll be sure to take some photos of the process and post them up here and on my Facebook page.  For now, here are some photos of the new site [Continue]

Building Permit Approved – Grading site this weekend!

Quick update and question. I have my building permit now for the FT (fish tank) building and greenhouse!  whoohoo.  Now I need some grading done and some crusher run spread for the building base.  Getting some quotes this afternoon so hopefully that will be done by this weekend. Should I go with #4 River Rock [Continue]

What is CHIFT PIST in Aquaponics?

CHIFT PIST is short for  “constant height in fish tank, pump in sump tank”.  This is a very good idea for an easy to maintain aquaponics system but there are always drawbacks to any aquaponics system.  Someone has to still clean out the extra waste in the sump tank and since this tank is typically below the fish tank [Continue]

Chili Pepper Bug Spray for Aquaponics

I found this recipe on one of the aquaponics forums that I read which can be used to repel/kill those pesky bugs and catepillars on your plants. This doesn’t have to be used for an aquaponics system btw. Get a couple of hot chilis, seeds and all and add to a blender. Throw in a [Continue]

Introduction to Aquaponics!

Aquaponics? I have been reading about Aquaponics for a little over 2 years now and I am almost ready to get started.  Below is an excerpt from the Backyard Aquaponics website. “Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, [Continue]