Had a little time yesterday to work on the second grow bed. Placed an 8x16 foot liner in the grow bed area that sits a foot above the pond. After leveling it out and dropping the liner, I transferred my 1" siphone over and plugged it in. I filled the grow bed with water and … Continue reading Aquaponics Koi Pond . . . Progress
The electrician came during the week and got my Sequence 9700 pump up and running. Initially the water began to clear, but because I was running two much smaller pumps, I think I had an algae clog in the end of my grow bed piping because the bed wasn't filling very fast and the pond … Continue reading Algae Bloom in the Koi Pond
Had some time last week. Took time to shore up the walls, smooth out the rough areas, and level the bottom. I pulled out the underlay material and my son and I lined the pond bottom in preparation for the rubber liner. Prepped the bottom drain to make it easy to attach the liner by … Continue reading Levels and Liners
I've been working on this pond now for the last four months. Little by little it is taking shape. I never realized it would take this long, but I have learned a great deal about pre-pond design, making walls, plumbing and filtration. I placed my bottom drain, swirl filter, skimmer and found a large water … Continue reading Pond Persistence
I'm waiting for some block to finish the south wall of the koi pond. The aquaponics garden is growing really well and survived the Arizona winter cold.
"Aquaponics . . . what in the world is that?" It is the question that I get all the time when people first see the raised garden grow-beds sitting above two 50 gallon water tanks powered by eight beautiful little Koi. I'm about two and a half months into my aquaponics gardening experiment. Aquaponics is a system … Continue reading Aquaponics . . . A Work in Progress & A Great Hobby!