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My Aquaponics System - Tips & recommendations required

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Waqas Abbasi, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Waqas Abbasi

    Waqas Abbasi New Member

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    Hi guys,

    My motivation to make an aquaponics system came from one of my course called "Fisheries & Aquaculture" in which the hydroponics and aquaponics systems were briefly studied but i really got hooked on motivated myself to make one.

    I got an 54 liter tank with rectangular plant pot as the media bed (as shown in the pictures below)

    So 2 months from today, I initiated the nitrogen cycle by adding fish food to the aquarium. And observed the concentration of ammonia, nitrite and nitrates. After a month I added 2 gold fish initially which led to one dying due to high ammonia level. Later on after the ammonia levels reached 0, I added two small koi fish as well since then the fish seam to be loving the environment.

    I have few concerns regarding my system, really hoping someone can help me out here...
    One of the major issue I am facing is the Plant Dying :(
    1) I took 2 okra's plants from my backyard - initially they did well but eventually lost all the leaves and died.
    2) The chili plant (pictures attached) lost many leaves but seams like its doing well now and I can see some now leaves coming out
    3) I planted a jasmine few days ago (took from my backyard) - Its too early to say if its doing well or not
    I would like some recommendations regarding what to grow in indoors aquaponics, i have checked many articles but would like some of your professional opinion.

    I am planning to grow micro algae (Haematococcus pluvialis) to feed the fish, I already obtained them recently just waiting for it get more abundant - Anyone have any information regarding this?

    Also I am planning to add one sucker fish to the tank in case the algae tries to take over lol.

    Finally, do you guys think that if I should add more fish?

    P.S - I have not changed the water since I started the system, just been adding some water on weekly basis due to evaporation.

    Looking forward to replies :)

    Following are the images (the files were too big to upload here):

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  2. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    It is looking ok for such a young system. A few more fish will help for sure.
     

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