Aquaponics week 1
The good news is that
the plants in my
aquaponics setup are
doing well. One celery transplant bit the dust, but everyone else is
either hanging in there or actively growing. I even dug some daffodil
bulbs out of the yard for faster prettiness --- 24 hours after taking
the photo above, their leaves had already turned green and begun to
The bad news is that I'm
having a harder time getting the chemistry to even out. Half
a cup of pee was
apparently way too much, and I soon discovered that urine also tends to
dramatically raise the pH of the water as the urea decomposes into
ammonia. So I had to change out about half the tank's water to get down
to an ammonia concentration of 6 ppm and will be slowly adding lemon
juice to bring the pH back on track as well.
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