Thursday, January 30, 2014

Back and ready to take on the world...

Well it has been 1 1/2 since I last updated this blog. I have some big plans for the aquaponic system and the garden this year. Stay tuned, very shortly I will show you all that I am planning to do and you can follow along with me and even give me some advice. See you soon!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 2 of the excitment...

I started to build the wicking bed that I will grow the root vegetables in. A wicking bed holds the water under the soil and allows the soil to pull out the exact amount it needs to be saturated. I have already installed the pipe with holes drilled to the bottom and the gravel that is covering it. I cut a shade cloth like material and covered the gravel and place a layer of soil on top of that. Need to put on a few more inches of soil and it will be ready for some beets and carrots!.

 The corn is coming along very quickly. The lettuce and cabbage came out the ground today also.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I've not posted anything for a long time, but good news, I am now expanding. Yesterday I built a second system that only has one grow bed on it so far. More will be added as I am able to get more barrels. Here is a picture of it so far. Note that some changes will be made, eg. pipe running back to the fish tank will be replaced with a single hose.
I have placed a male and female in the 1st IBC tank for my breeding. I have to connect the second IBC tank. I currently have fingerlings in the second IBC tank.

I bought some non GMO seeds and they were planted on Monday and Tuesday. Today is Thursday and the radish, corn, watermelon and beets have sprouted.

Monday, December 12, 2011

System Update - aquaponics gone crazy!!!

Hi folks just wanted to upload some photos from today, I'll back date some of the earlier photos from when the system was being built. DECEMBER 12th 2011

Cucumbers growing

Broccoli and Cucumber

Sweet Peppers



Lime and Basil

Tomato and Pineapple

More Lettuce grown in fish tank

The system thus far!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gathering Stuff For System

Made some runs today to get some stuff for the system. Got some mosquito fish to add in the duckweed tank to keep down the mosquito population. Caught them at a lake by the airport. Also bought some gravel for another grow-bed and pipe for the auto siphons.
Went to the beach to get some salt water to start growing plankton to feed the fish. I want to be able to grow the fish food to have them organic.
Here are some pics from today.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Folks I'm Back

Hi all, I haven't updated my blog in a very long time. But I come bearing good news. Thank The Lord I was help to receive about 30-40 Tilapia fingerlings, worms and duckweed from some special friends. I took some pictures of the duckweed and worm bin I created so far, will have to include pictures of the temp system at a later time.
Here are the pictures of the duckweed and worm bin with worms at the bottom.
 I placed  a little bit in the containers to test the growth. This was taken 10pm 9/13th/2011.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Attention Attention!!! Greenhouse is Gone!!

The wind and I took down the greenhouse about 2 days ago. I had one end of the GH closed and the other end open, so when the strong wind shifted it did alot of damage... So I decided to just take it down and start a design to expand easier. I like this setup.. Not as hot, fish tank is covered more from the sun and I can add grow beds easier.

By the way found out that only the big fish is a Tilapia and the small ones are Gambusias a.k.a Mosquitfish. So have to go fishing for more Tilapias.