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Friday, July 19, 2013

Aquaponics Update

The plants in the aquaponics garden seemed to have stalled.  A couple of weeks have passed and they are still just tiny seedlings.

Well, they have gotten just a little bigger, but not much.  According to the material Tom has read, they're supposed to grow faster than plants grown conventionally, but that's not happening.

Tom emailed the professor who wrote the book that Tom is getting his information from.  He wrote back that he thought the plants looked like they should look at this stage, but that we needed to go ahead and add our fish.

Tom looked on Craigslist and found someone who was selling out their stock of Mozambique Tilapia and they live just around the corner from us.  Convenient, huh?  So, Tom ran over and got them.

They're busily swimming around in our tank now.  We have an albino one.  

It'll be interesting to see if this will make a difference in the growth of the plants.



5 comments:

Meagan Claire said...

I'll need to develop a taste for tilapia, so I can quit eating hormones. I guess your chickens won't ever be good eatin.

Mosaics said...

We can always get some chickens that are better for eating.

April said...

Since we do eat Tilapia..Leah said,'Hey, there are fish out there in a tank..is that what we're having for dinner tonight?" LOL

Jason Chambers said...

are the fish for eating or fertilizing?

Mosaics said...

Both