Harvest

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My last post was a rather grim look at the result of a bug infestation. My green chili tree suffered a similar fate as my cucumbers. Rather then depress you with the aweful images, I’d rather show you a series …

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Pestilence

Worse and worse

It’s been a while since my last post. The headline of this post says it all. I’ve been struggling terribly with pests. While aquaponics provides awesome growth to the veggies, being organic leaves it exposed to all manner of infestations.…

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Evaporative Cooling

The daytime water temperatures in my aquaponics system are typically around the 29 degrees celcius mark. This is a little on the high end, and all too close to the 33 degrees maximum temperature that tilapia will tolerate.

One of …

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Tilapia – Found !

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I have been trying desperately to find a source of tilapia in Singapore ever since I conceived my system almost two months ago. I’ve approached just about everyone I could find online and in the real world.
Singapore has this …

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Chelated Iron

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I have started to notice some yellowing of the leaves on my plants. The yellowing was quite obvious. The early stages of growth had such deep luscious green colour. After asking around, Shannon Lim from Onhand Agrarian told me about …

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Two more growbeds

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My system has been unbalanced from the start. Instead of having a nice safe 1:1 ratio for the volume of growbed media vs the volume of water in the fishtank, I instead had half the volume of growbed media for …

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Fast forward – Aquaponics videos

The following series of videos are what I’ve posted on youtube to document my progress. They document everything from my first failed attempts at getting siphoning working properly to getting my first actual growth of plants.

Bell Siphon

The bell …

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Building an Aquaponics System

Woodwork & Plastics

At this point I think it would be safe to say that I am completely hooked on aquaponics. For those who don’t know, aquaponics is a portmanteau of “hydroponics” and “aquaculture”. I’m *very* new to this stuff, so if you’re …

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