When harvesting your lettuce, clip the plant at the base of its leaves. New lettuce leaves will grow up from the remaining plant.
When you finally harvest your vegetables and fish, make sure to invite your community to help you celebrate!
Use some silicone when you install your system’s drainpipe to ensure there isn’t any water leakage.
Connect with other AQUAPONS in your geographic area to exchange ideas and see other aquaponics systems in-person.
If your plants look unhealthy or discolored, they may not be receiving the right nutrients. Conduct a water chemistry test to see what’s going on.
Feeder goldfish are inexpensive, hardy, and work out great in small aquaponics systems.
Is too much algae growing on the sides of your tank? Try taping a piece of paper to the side of the tank facing the window. Algae thrive on sunlight.
Building a small aquaponics system before a big one ensures that you know all of the skills necessary maintain a system for the long-term. Begin with a system between one and fifty-five gallons as you earn your Junior Apprentice badge.
Overfeeding your fish may clog your system’s filter and upset your bacteria levels. Make sure you feed your fish only the food that they will eat!
Check out your local aquarium store for a repository of people who know about maintaining aquatic ecosystems. They may even be experienced in aquaponics!