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Raising the nitrates

Posted on 02.05.14 6:25AM under aquaponics

In a stroke of serendipity, Malcolm was introduced to Diana by Justin at Whole Foods Kahului. Justin was stocking produce and the talk turned to being a vendor for Whole Foods. When Malcolm mentioned that there were no aquaponics produce, Justin pointed Diana out.

“She does aquaponics,” said Justin.

Diana and Nicholas have several ponds filled with tilapia and they had fingerlings available for sale. The Anekona Aquaponics has about 45 tilapia that has given us a nitrate level of 20. We need a level of 160 – 200 to grow bok choy.

A couple of days later, Nicholas and Diana brought about 125 Israeli Blue fingerlings.

And put them in FT2 (fish tank 2). That tripled the amount of fish in the system.

Nicholas and Bryson study the germinating seeds in the nursery.

Diana (left) and Kathryn (right)
Malcolm gave Nicholas and Diana a kalo and a glass poi pounder in the hope of getting more of the Israeli Blues!

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