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Measure to Manage-Aquaponics Nutrient Analysis Report #2

It’s been a couple months since I posted the last grouping of nutrient analysis reports. Things are fairly stable as you can see. NO3 NO2 P K Ca Mg SO4 PO4 Alkty Na Fe NH3 EC pH Temp 7/20/15 25…

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Rainwater Collection

If you’re in California, the drought is something that is on everyone’s minds. The prospect of having little to no water is a scary thought. That’s why water wise farming methods like aquaponics are really getting a good look as…

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Let’s Raise a Glass!

This morning I was collecting some water to test with the photometer for nutrient analysis. Thought I’d share how well the swirl filter is working. Let’s raise our beakers for a toast!

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Swirl Filter Revisited

After a couple of months of operating the swirl filter, I really like the way it operates. I had to bump up my pump size to get a little more flow (8-10gpm), but it seems to keep more solids out…

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Aquaponics Redesign Revisited

It’s been a couple weeks since making the changes to the filtration in the system. We used to have a clarifier with a baffle which truly provided baffling clarification. It didn’t really do a good job of filtering out the…

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Nutrient Analysis with a Photometer

I’ve been getting my water periodically tested to know how I’m doing nutrient-wise for the plants. The system is working really well, but I wish I knew more about what the nutrient levels are so I can make adjustments where…

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We’ve got grubs!

We received our grubs from the fine folks at ProtaCulture. Here’s what it looks like: They were nice and small which gives us time to observe the conditions of the greenhouse as the season changes. It gets pretty hot in…

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Tipburn in Lettuce

We grow several different crops. Lettuces, basils, kohlrabi, cilantro, sage, and more. Most everything grows swimmingly. Well, technically, floatingly. Except sometimes, we get some tip burn in particular varieties of lettuce.

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Aquaponics System Tour

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Spirulina 2

Trying different ways to harvest and dry Spirulina.

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