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Month: September 2013

Home Project – Basement Aquaponics Test System (Part 1)

Post Views: 605 Hello, everyone.  My latest home project is finally a sloshing success and I figured I’d take a few minutes to update the blog with what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, how it was done and what pitfalls I encountered and lessons I learned. So what’s Aquaponics? Aquaponics is humans figuring out that Nature knows what it’s doing, and trying to duplicate it.  If you take a look at a natural lake with fish in it, you’ve got the idea of how it works.  The fish produce fertilizer rich water, that is poisonous to them.  The plants growing in the water filter out the poisons and use them as fertilizer, feeding the plant.  The plant returns the now clean water to the lake, rejuvenating the…