Sunday, May 29, 2016

Aquaponics: Look how BIG my fish are!





See how our pond fish have grown from 20 cent, tiny feeder fish, to 8 to 10" super huge comets.



Check out the video how small they were when I 1st got them here:




Supplies / Materials Used:

Tetra Koi Vibrance food: http://amzn.to/25uiXiH

You can order the same 50 Gal - Rubbermaid Stock Tank here: http://amzn.to/1sVURMv

Originally I used 27 gallon tubs: http://amzn.to/1sVWPN4

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The submerged water pump (I burnt through 3 or 4 in a couple years), the model I'm using now seems best: http://amzn.to/22t7gn2

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This video shows how big our fish have grown since I made this aquaponics system as a test project. I use the water to not only fuel the system but as free fish fertilizer to water the other plants and the vegetable garden.

FLASH BACK:

My dad made huge koi ponds and used the fish water to water his plants, never did I see him using any type of commercial fertilzer and he had the greenest Food Forest - even before that was a term!


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Self-watering planters in Patio and Rainwater







It's been a while since I last updated my blog, and I thought I'd do more videos cause I didn't have to write and format etc. But then again, when I video, I need to edit, upload etc and that can take more time. I found some software that helps me be a bit more organized, get a system together and try to get many of the videos i shot in the past year online. This is quick as I didn't need to edit much but tried to test some of my new system/process.



I'll be posting more DIY of how I built my raised beds, the self-watering containers and the aquaponics system; we've been at this location for a year and may be moving again so I want to get some of this out before I need to shot more video of what happens when you need to "move" or break down these garden systems, oh and what will I do with my huge comet fish that are in my aquaponics system that were tiny test fish - we now affectionally call them 'jaws'.  Stay tuned!