Aquaponics in the Yard – Week 4

Well, it’s been a month now, and the Romaine lettuce is looking good (but what do I know). I picked the rest of the strawberries which,by the way were the sweetest strawberries I’ve ever eated. If only they were bigger.
I put in 5 new feeders in the tank this week, and lost all five over the course of the week. My originals are in good shape and it’s been 3 days with no deaths. I’m narrowing it down to too much temperature/not enough oxygen. That, or just a diseased batch of feeders. I have a donated larger air pump I’m throwing into the rig, and I will add healthy fish, to see what happens. I would also like to add some more Hydroton in the place of gravel, but 60% of it floats even after soaking it in water.

I’m finally getting some growth and health coming from the bottom set of plants. The bell pepper and habanero are taking their time to kick in. Engineering classes and work are kicking my butt now, so the posts will be rather short for a little while. Here are some pics.

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