Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cat fish progress

The catfishes has been growing to a good size. It is now about 6 inches, doubling in size since a month plus ago.

I also found some Red Tilapia fingerlings at the local fish/pet shop and put them in an extra bin I have to see if I can grow them to a bigger size before I add them to the main tank.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Buku tentang aquaponics

I noticed something today while looking over projekbukuhijau's blog traffic. Seems there are readers put there who was redirected here from googling for "buku tentang aquaponics".

Hmm that is actually a good idea. With alot of things nowadays has gone SOHO, why can't publishing also go SOHO?. Sure I am no expert in aquaponics nor do some of the blogs on the subject that I frequents, but they do provide valuable information or arleast a good read.

So what say you? Would you purchase a book from a blogger on a subject of common interest?

Friday, February 24, 2012

New filter media arrangement

I am trying new filter media arrangement this week. First box is empty to act as reservoir before gravity push the water down into the next compartment containing course media and next to fine media and lastly to my biofilter and coral bits buffer.

I am also using the extra ceramik balls I have to weight down both the course and fine media filters.

I am also reducing the water to half so that the filter can keep up better.

Saturday is filter cleaning day

Gosh it has only been a week and it has became that dirty. The fishes has been growing nicely to a good size and of course pooping a lot..

I am going to try out some adjustment to the filter media arrangement today to see if that would help but honestly I think I need to start working on a vortex filter soon to saperate out the solid before they go into the mechanical filter.

Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I dismantled the filterbox and was cleaning the indivdual filters this morning when I turned the wrong way and threw my back out.

Ouchhh!!! Now I am pn bed rest and hopefully will recover fast.

Friday, February 17, 2012

System in trouble

I am not sure if it is related but after the growbed was attacked, I do not have any plants in the growbed and the water quality went straight to hell. I found a dead catfish today mybe a sign of the poor water quality.

Dirty dirty dirty! It is in a dire need of filter thorough cleaning and maybe I will need to clean the fish tank as welll.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Should I DIY a mouse trap?

Seems easy enough to construct from pieces of plastics. What do you think?

Monday, February 13, 2012


The growbed was raided again by rats last night!!! They left only the mint possibly to mock me..

This mean nuclear war on you rats!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I replanted using some spare seedlings I have and added a new pot with some mint cuttings. Hopefully it will grow and somehow help get rid of that pesky rat!

Sad day! Growbed destroyed by rats.

My growbed was attacked by rats. All gone!! Empty..

I'll need to replant...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Filter maintenance

I cleaned the filters today and boy are they dirty! It's either I have too much fish (about 30 of them) or I am overfeeding them (uneaten feeds). I forgot to take any pictures, maybe later.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend update - pots

I prepared a few more pots for the growbed. Soldering iron is the best and quickest way to make the holes.

I am using Baba's RD-150 pots and I had to weight them down with a pebble because they are so very light.
I also had to make a net bed to stop the media from escaping from the huge holes at the bottom of the pots.

I now have 2 pots of Bak Choy and I just transplanted a Kailan.

I definately need more pots and Leca as media.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bak Choy

I transplanted a Bak Choi into one of the pots yesterday to see if the system is ready. Seems to be doing ok.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I added a few catfish fries yesterday and today changed the plumbing at the pump to include a ball valve to help me control the inlet flow rate better.

Happy to report that it works much better than I expected.

Hope you can see the ball valve and maybe some fries under those nets.
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