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:

You can order the same 50 Gal - Rubbermaid Stock Tank here:

Originally I used 27 gallon tubs:

Amazon Prime - shipping is free - Free Trial here:

The submerged water pump (I burnt through 3 or 4 in a couple years), the model I'm using now seems best:

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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.


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!