Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 18 Nov 2017


Left the only plant in the growbed seven and a luffa in growbed eight.

Looking forward to bring down this system, this will be the first decommission we will do before bring down the whole system and move out from this premises.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 18 Nov 2017

Looks like luffa is not growing strong due to the rainy season. We have lots of rotten fruits due to that.

On the other hand, the cherry tomatoes are growing nicely and believe will continue to have in this stage.

We try sowing some cherry tomatoes in growbed Four in the coming week.

We haven't started feeding the fishes with full meal pallets yet. Maybe will do in the coming week.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 11 Nov 2017


Have one of the pumpkin harvested and the remaining one will be next week. Cherry tomato is also fruiting and harvested few of them not a huge one.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 11 Nov 2017


Having luff reaching its peak and one of the cherry tomatoes is fruiting. We are planning to have the pineapple pull off as observed there is not much progress.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 4 Nov 2017


Still having the luffa, cherry tomatoes, pineapple and aloe vera in this system. There is nothing much on aloe vera and pineapple. Still considering if should pull off the pineapple from the growbed five.

Observed clogging in growbed six; however, Growbed Five is cleared as some of the roots have been flushed out as shown in the video.

We are getting around four luffas a week. That's the pace of the production as of now.

Some of the cherry tomatoes from growbed one are flowering.

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Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 4 Nov 2017


Well, Pumpkins are about to due and cherry tomato is fruiting but still not in the peak season.

Few heavy downpour causing the water level in the fish tank gone back to normal level.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Our Aquaponics infra - The Biggest Challenge for Growbed Aquaponics


Ouch... Look at that... That will require manpower to deal with it. Close your eyes and imagine that you have hundreds of them.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 28 Oct 2017


Having all the way luffa and cherry tomatoes for this season...

Clogging happening in growbed 5 and 6 due to excessive root growing.

Planning to move a young luffa to growbed Four in the coming week.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 28 Oct 2017


Just have the first cherry tomato turned red ready for harvest. Pumpkins will be ready in two weeks.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aquaponics - Cherry Tomatoes on 22 Oct 2017


These cherry tomatoes look great and hopefully no surprise at the end.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Aquaponics - Pumpkin on 22 Oct 2017


Two pumpkins to go for this set of system before we perform decommission.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Aquaponics - Simple Steps to Make Loofah Sponge


Here is the step 1 2 3 for making loofah Sponge from luffa plant.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 21 Oct 2017


Waiting to harvest the two pumpkins and cherry tomatoes before the decommission.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 21 Oct 2017


Having growbed five clogged but placed a quick fix by rerouting the water inflow closer to the siphon.

Cherry tomatoes are growing nicely in growbed 1, 2 and 3.

Luffa... As shown in the video... Have the first luffa harvested this morning

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Aquaponics - What if we stop feeding the fishes?


We have stopped feeding the fishes with pallets for two weeks and counting. What we do now is feeding them with duckweed once a week or two, and we have no idea what will be the impact to the entire system. Let's just observe from now.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 14 Oct 2017


Having Okra, cherry tomato, and pumpkin fruiting...

Growbed eight and nine are still not in full cycle.

Also having pump failure the other day and lost one jade perch.

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Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 14 Oct 2017


Things are going well here.

For Growbed six, after the second time cleanup, we have not seen any clogging as of now. Can conclude that using this method to clean up the clogging, without have to pull of the plant, works nicely.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Our Aquaponics Crops - Luffa on 8 Oct 2017


Based on our previous experience, this is just the beginning... Let's see if there is exception to it.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 7 Oct 2017


We might have to decommission this set as there is some issue on the floor which might need some patching work.

The pumpkin still coming strong and started to have fruit. We were about to pull it off but looks like we will have to observe for another week.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 7 Oct 2017


The luffa starting to pick up in growbed six. There are around 20+ luffas in the system now. Believe some of them are ready to be harvested.

The cherry tomatoes from growbed one, two and three are growing ok after the transplant activity.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 30 Sept 2017


Will have the pumpkin pull off in a week, as from our observation, it is not fruiting. We will focus on the cherry tomato for Growbed Seven.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 30 Sept 2017


Well! Well! We are having bunch of luffa having around the area. It has come to the session. For the cherry tomatoes, we will have them transplant later on.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Our Aquaponics infra - DIY & Two minutes Introduction


Learn about aquaponics in two minutes.

Do comment if there is any queries.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 23 Sept 2017

Ouch... Clogging at growbed six again after a week of clean up. We will proceed another clean up soon follow up with pulling off the pumpkin. If you flash back to our previous experience with luffa you will find that this is actually normal.

Currently in production, Japanese cucumbers and luffa.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 23 Sept 2017


We have not observed any good progress on fruiting in this system except for okra. It might be due to the lack of nutrition here.

Currently, we have Okra, cherry tomato and pumpkin which are flowering for now.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aquaponics - Cherry Tomatoes on 20 Sept 2017


Here are the cherry tomatoes we have in growbed One, two and three.

We are planning to have them transplant to the rest as here are not evenly distributed.

Will cover in another video on our way of getting them transplanted. Stay tuned! 

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Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 16 Sept 2017


Having pumpkin, cherry tomato, broccoli and Okra in growbed seven, the rest of them are like no progress.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 16 Sept 2017


Currently we have Japanese Cucumber in production, luffa is going great and cherry tomatoes are starting their journey...

There is no more clogging in growbed six after the clean up.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Aquaponics - Handling growbed clogging issue

From this video we will show you how we usually dealing with clogging when there are still plants growing in the growbed.

What we usually do is as below :
1. Flood the growbed
2. Use hands to stir the leca gently
3. ...

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Aquaponics - Reality check Main System on 9 September 2017



Looks like have a clogged at growbed six which already being taken care of as of now. There is some way we use to clear the clogging, maybe will cover in another video later. 

Growbed one, two and three, we have few cherry tomatoes sprouted. 

Luffa is coming strong from growbed six too. It is fruiting. 

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality check blue system on 9 September 2017



Looks happening in growbed seven; however, not quite in growbed eight and nine. 

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Aquaponics - Long Shape Pumpkin on 7 September 2017


Believe this will be the only one for the season as most of them ended rotten.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Aquaponics - Japanese Cucumbers on 7 September 2017


The crop we have for now. Thought it was cucumber initially...

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Aquaponics - Luffa on 7 September 2017


Alright. It is finally flowering and fruiting. 

We are planning to make as many loofah as this plant canbl supply and sell it to the local market. 

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Aquaponics - Cherry Tomatoes on 7 Sept 2017



Found some of the cherry tomatoes sprout after 3 days. Hopefully this round we will get all of them grow strongly as what we have before. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we poured a pack of seed into the growbeds in the morning and following with a heavy downpour in the afternoon. Have no idea how many of them are actually survived, the only thing we can think of is... have a nursery!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 2 Sept 2017


Having few plants in the growbed seven and there are looking good; however, not much progress in the other two growbeds in the same system.

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Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 2 Sept 2017


It's time to clean the growbed one, two and three.

Will get rid of everything and have some cherry tomatoes there.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aquaponics - No Reality Check Last Saturday hydroponics vs aquaponics?

Didn't manage to have the reality check last Saturday as went for a short trip visiting a hydroponics at Cameron Highlands.

I still prefer aquaponics over hydroponics.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 12 Aug 2017

Pumpkin is speeding up but the growbed eight and nine are still not in full cycle. 
Have three jade perches down few days back.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 12 Aug 2017



It is time to harvest the winter gourd, sugar baby watermelon and the broccoli.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aquaponics - Sugar Baby Watermelon on 5 Aug 2017


Closing in... This is the one as of now.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Aquaponics - Broccoli on 5 Aug 2017


Looks like it is the fact that we are having a headless broccoli. There are few reasons which having a broccoli without head... Ask Mr Google...

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aquaponics - Winter Gourds on 5 Aug 2017


Was thought it was the cucumber but it is actually winter gourd.

Heard from friend who planted it by conventional way (soil based) having amazing experience with it. Let's see how it goes.

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Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 5 Aug 2017


Pumpkin starting to pick up in growbed seven while the rest are still in the slower pace.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 5 Aug 2017


Found that there is actually one winter gourd in the system.... It started to produce fruits few weeks back. Believe it is gonna grow like there is no tomorrow.

So now, in this system we are having sugar baby watermelon, broccoli which has no head, Cucumbers, French beans and winter gourd.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 29 July 2017

From our observations, plants in this system have a slower growing rate than the one in main system; however, the fishes in this system are bigger compare to main system. 

Will perform one round of water checking in the coming week. As mentioned, we are still fooling around with the ram pump. :) 

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 29 July 2017

Starting to get crowded as many plants are growing stronger. 

French beans are still producing, we are trying to harvest them every two days as the beans getting older quite fast. 

Two watermelons are coming up after the mess created by a group of Monkeys in the areas. 

There is also another unknown plant which are fruiting.. It is quite normal to us as sometimes we couldn't recall what have sowed. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Blue System on 23 July 2017


All time low peak for this system after the relocation and so on.

We are expecting it to be back in action in another month.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Aquaponics - Reality Check Main System on 23 July 2017

Aftermath of messed around by a group of Monkeys... Lost two sugar baby watermelon and few Cucumbers... 

Quite happening here as the time grow... The Squash is flowering and fruiting.... 

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Aquaponics : Sugar Baby Watermelon on 23 July 2017

Ouch!!! These sugar baby watermelons are belong to the compost tumbler. 

Found that, there's a group of Monkeys in the area, visited our roof farm and made a mess out of it. Expecting them to come back....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Aquaponics - When Blue System Flushes...


A video shows how happening the blue system is when all the aquaponics growbed flush. 

Believe that those outflow should be sufficient enough to have the water aerated for the fishes. 

Observed that, the fishes here are starting to grow bigger. 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 16 July 2017

 
Video Coverage on before and after revamp the growbed eight and nine in our blue system. Let's continue to grow more... 

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 16 July 2017

The Cucumbers, French beans and Okras are what we are harvesting now.

Remember to observe the progress on the sugar baby watermelon. 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Aquaponics : Cucumbers on 10 July 2017

Two Cucumbers start fruiting expecting the first harvest in a week.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Aquaponics : Sugar Baby Watermelon on 10 July 2017


Some view of the Sugar baby watermelon in the main system.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 8 July 2017

Nothing much here... We are planning to have the rack for Growbed eight and nine set up by next week. 

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 8 July 2017


Starting to be happening again on the main system. We are placing many seeds over these few weeks but not much sprouted. We will place more... Especially for Growbed Four.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Aquaponics : Chili on 4 July 2017

 
Getting interesting... 

Aquaponics : Growing Cabomba in the fish tank

No doubt that, growing Cabomba in a fish tank that full of tilapia is a challenge. Normally, what happen is the Cabomba will not last for a day as tilapia will eat them up. 

What we are trying to do here is to grow them by using a mineral water bottle. It might be an alternative food for tilapia in the long run. 

Let's see how we are trying to have it done and we have no idea if this method is going to work... 

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Aquaponics : Water Movement in Main System

Let's have a walk through on the water movement we have in the main system. 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Aquaponics : Wishful Thinking... Thinking

Alright. This is what we have after more than 24hours.

Take note that, there were heavy downpour this morning, thus, we might not be able to conclude anything.

Clearly, the water looks clearer as yesterday.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 1 July 2017 [Clean up & Relocate Growbeds]


Alright... Let's you see how messy it might get to have the growbeds clean up and how important on the placement of growbeds for long run...

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Aquaponics : Wishful Thinking

Was thinking if we keep pumping the water from the fish tank to growbed seven and flush it continuously for a day will result a clearer water.

Let's come back in the evening.
Stay tuned...

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Aquaponics : Pumpkin on 1 July 2017

Have them pulled off and cleaned all the branches. Another new young pumpkin is growing in growbed six. 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 1 July 2017


The quick view on the blue system before we have them clean up and some minor relocation as we found that placing the growbeds on the blue tank is not a good idea for long run.

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Aquaponics : Sugar Baby Watermelon on 29 June 2017

As shown we are planning to let it crawl between growbeds. Let's see how it will be ended with. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Aquaponics : The Cucumbers on 29 June 2017


Two Cucumbers are growing strong in growbed Three together with sugar baby watermelon. 

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Aquaponics : Okra on 29 June 2017

Here are the old Okra we have... Low production as of now. Some of them had stopped producing... Planning to have them pull of this weekend. 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 24 June 2017

Coming up... Broccoli, French beans, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, chili and sugar baby watermelon.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 24 June 2017

Getting ready do clean the whole system... No, the cherry tomatoes are not growing as expected. Might add an additional tank for filtration.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aquaponics : Sugar Baby Watermelon on 24 June 2017

Alright... As the previous plant we know that it works under aquaponics environment and we have no doubt on it; however, as you can see the challenge will be, it only have one or two Fruits. Let's try it from our main system for this round and observe if the result will be different.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Aquaponics : Chili on 24 June 2017


Feel that this chilli plant is not growing as what it supposed to be. Looks smaller. Am not sure if that's normal; however, in the long run it will compete with the rest to get the nutrients... Too many plants in the growbed three which it is too late for me to relocate some of them out from it. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 18 June 2017

Have a plan to revamp on the placement for Growbed eight and nine as currently there might be too much weight putting on the blue tank. We will also planning to clean the growbeds in this system. Will have a live coverage on that activity.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 18 June 2017

Low peak session!!! Grow grow grow and keep growing...

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Aquaponics : A live video tour in our tiny aquaponics farm on 14 June 2017


You are invited to have a live video tour in our tiny aquaponics farm. 

In this video we will go thru what we have in the system currently. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 10 June 2017

Have pulled off Cabbages and left two Squashes and French beans.
Here are the summary of what we have in each growbed

Growbed One : French Beans and a small pumpkin looked alike.

Growbed Two :  Two Okras and a French Bean

Growbed Three : Three Cucumbers, one aloe vera and one sugar baby watermelon looked alike.

Growbed Four : Two old Pumpkins

Growbed Five : Pineapple and broccoli looked alike.

Growbed Six : One cabbage and a pumpkin looked alike.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 10 June 2017


Had pulled off sugar baby watermelon; left only the cherry tomatoes and Okras in the system.

We are planning to place more cherry tomato seeds for the coming week.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Aquaponics : Throwback Live for Gathering Seeds on 10 June 2017


Putting them aside for quite some time, think it is time to keep them in the right place.

Seeds are our food....
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Aquaponics : Improving DO without Air Pump


Yet again to reduce the occurrence of having low DO level in our main tank,we have routed one of the growbed outflow to the main tank.

It looks promising and giving another confident assurance that we don't have to use air pumps. For the current end to end chain we can route maximum of two outflows to the main tank. Let's start with one first.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Aquaponics : Jade Perch Left In the Blue System

Here are the three jade perches we have left in the blue system and we don't have any plan to get more as the environment we are having here is not suitable for it. Thus, we gonna keep these three until....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 3 June 2017

Planning to have the watermelon harvested in coming weeks. Not sure if it is ready for that. Let's try and see.

All Okras are ready but not as tall as what we used to have before.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 3 June 2017

Cabbages and long Squash are due. We are planning to have them harvested by Sunday evening.

French beans are in slow production but still ok to leave them there. There are few plants currently in the growbed and in our tiny nursery.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Aquaponics : Harvest Report for May 2017

Here is the May 2017.

In May, we were closed to break even comparing to the fixed cost.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 27 May 2017

Found that, 10 Okras are not enough to cover a family daily consumption.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 27 May 2017

The round pumpkin in the system is still flowering and fruiting even though it is old enough.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Aquaponics : Harvest Report for April 2017

Long pending update for April harvest report.

Looks like we are still on the edge of covering the fixed cost.
Anyway, figures are for your reference and based on the organic market.

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Aquaponics : Sudden Dip on DO level Part Five

After running the rerouting for about 30 mins to an hour, should be good to have them normalized.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Aquaponics : Sudden Dip on DO level Part Three

Bases on what we've been thru, plants in the growbed will be able to sustain for 24 hours without water pumping into the growbed. Thus, this is not an issue to route its inflow to taller tank for our mitigation plan.

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Aquaponics : Sudden Dip on DO level Part Four

What happened to our Sump Tank?

Observed lower water level as there was 7kl/h water is being routed to taller tank.

Mechanical filter flow rate is high and with the wrong pipe size we have used worsen the situation we have in the Sump Tank. Found that, if there is another 1kl/h pump is being in placed, and route to taller tank, the whole system will failed in less than an hour.


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Aquaponics : Sudden Dip on DO level Part Two

Let's have some focus on what is the chain reaction of rerouting the inflow of  3k pump to taller tank..

Taller tank... Higher water level than usual and happy fishes...
The impact will take longer which is about 30mins for Main tank DO level to be stabilized.

Observed stronger overflow from taller tank to main tank as current inflow rate in taller tank is about 7k litre/hour.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Aquaponics : Sudden Dip on DO level Part One

Worked up Sunday morning found that there were some minor issue on  DO level for the main tank.

As usual, our mitigation will be reroute the inflow of one 3k pump (the inflow for the first three set growbed) to the taller tank and create more bubbles with the venturi injector to ease the situation.

There will be several parts on this topic on each of the elements mostly focus on the impacts of our mitigation.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Aquaponics : Throwback on Harvest 21 May 2017

Let's have another harvest for cabbage..

This one weighted around 663grams...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 20 May 2017

Considered as the most happening in our roof top. We hope that it could be better but then consider the time we are spending on it...

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 20 May 2017

Have a quick view on the current progress. Having issue from the nursery, keeping up growth consistently is the big challenge. :)

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 13 May 2017

Expecting the Sugar baby watermelon to be due in a week.

Nothing much except Okras are producing more.

Cherry tomatoes are flowering.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 13 May 2017

Will have the Squash harvested in the evening...

Cabbages are picking up after pulled off the former two.

Having another round pumpkin coming strong.

The French Bean is still producing.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 6 May 2017

Okra production's starting to pick up; watermelon is slow but strong enough to cope.

We have set the feeding ratio to 100grams/day.


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Aquaponics : Throwback - Harvesting Cabbages and Pumpkin

Time to pull them off

Let's see how much they carried.

Let's clean them up

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 6 May 2017

Nothing much as of now as expecting the Cabbages and pumpkins to be harvested.

Starting a week ago, we have adjusted the feeding ratio to 200grams/day. As you can see the system might not be as balance as it supposed to be. Let's observe and keep such feeding ratio for another month.


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Aquaponics : New Shading For The Fish Tanks

Have revamped the shading this morning, like it very much and didn't aware that the old design did generate stress...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System - Crystal Clear Water Quality

Let's have a closer view on our fishes.... Our fish tanks...

One of the important factors to have a crystal clear water quality is... Fish food.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 29 April 2017

Two cabbages are almost reaching their due dates.

Two pumpkins are still young for now expecting to be due for another month.

Will leave the first three growbeds as what they are now. We might need to clean the first one.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 29 April 2017

The most happening AP on our roof top.

Five Okras are currently in production.

Watermelon is growing and crawling everywhere.

We have cleared some tilapia and jade perches last week. Left around 10 tilapia and one or two jade perches in the tank.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Aquaponics : Behind Our Facebook Live

As you know recently we started to run Facebook live video on our AP area. 

Here is the 'man' behind the scene.Note that, each month we have only 10gb data for such activity.. Thus, hope you enjoy them... 

When we are offline... It will become our eyes and ears on the roof...

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 22 April 2017

Watermelon is crawling here and there as you can see... We have no idea when it is going to be fruiting....maybe it did just didn't make it.

Okra... These Okras are growing too slow compare to those we used to have.. Will ditch this in the future for sure. We are still considering what's next...stay tuned.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 22 April 2017

We have unplugged the old cucumbers in growbed Two and shifted a cucumber seedling to growbed one.

An aloe vera seedling transplanted to growbed three.

So far, we have Two pumpkins from growbed Four.

The Cabbages in growbed five and six are starting to grow their cores.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Aquaponics : Okra on 15 April 2017

Currently, having low production from two plants and observed that another two are flowering.

The size for these Okras are smaller and shorter than what we have previously.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aquaponics : Watermelon on 15 April 2017

It is there physically but it might be just virtually growing there. This is how we describe our watermelon under our aquaponics environment. It is another favorite of my daughter...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Aquaponics : Pumpkin on 15 April 2017

Having the only one as of now. The rest are still consider in early stage which we cant conclude if they will make thru. 


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Blue System on 15 April 2017

Currently, we have watermelon, cherry tomatoes and another two okras are flowering...

Two Okras are in low production. Looks like these Okras are not as productive as those normal Okras we used to plant... Moreover, they are shorter and smaller in size.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 15 April 2017

Let's have a quick run thru on our main system.

Transplant all the seedlings from our mini nursery...next coming up chili and Cucumbers...

Planning to stop the French Bean in growbed One for one or two sessions for improvement.

Next focus will be on Pumpkins... We have cut off 5 rotten fruits in the past few weeks. What left is the big long one for now...the rest might hitting the same issue... Starting to have the sign of nutrient deficiency...


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Aquaponics : Wrap Up For March 2017

Let's have a look at stats for last month, March 2017.

Until now, from our AP sets, they don't  look like profitable to us.

The fixed cost we have to maintain these system are about RM120. And current yield shows that we don't even have a chance to break even.

Poorly managed? We leave it to you to decide.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Aquaponics : When two or three of our growbed flush

This video shows when there are two to three of our growbed is performing their flushing to the Sump Tank every 7 mins. 

The aerated water will be pump back to the rearing tank with the rate of 4kl/h.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Blue System on 8 April

Watermelon!!!! But don't think it is gonna give us any for consumption.

Cherry tomatoes are flowering and should be fruiting in two weeks. We will transplant more from the nursery when time comes. This growbed seven is meant for cherry tomatoes.

Okra in growbed eight and nine are starting to pick up. There are currently two in the growbed nine are now producing...

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Main System on 8 April 2017

Cucumbers and French beans are now old enough to have them pulled off. We plan to observe them for another week.

For long Squash We are still facing the same rotting fruits issue with Squash...

There is also a broccoli in the growbed six.


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Aquaponics : Sometimes We Should Not Just Listen But Act

I remember read from an article on AP which advised not to allow any contacts between fish water and the plant (except for roots).

This figure shows that... it is absolutely right!

Our quick fix...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Aquaponics : Cherry Tomato on 1 April 2017

Two cherry tomatoes for coming months...


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Aquaponics : Okra on 1 April 2017

Slow growing Japanese Okra... Planning to place those seeds we used to plant and let's have them compared.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Blue System on 1 April 2017

We insisted to leave the Watermelon alone and let it grows itself.

The young cherry tomato plants are growing slightly slower than normal. We have no idea what is happening to this set of AP we have here.

The Okras are having the same slow growing issue.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Main System on 1 April 2017

Observed that some issue on growbed Three which causing the cucumbers to dehydrated... Have really no idea what is happening there as ebb and flow are running perfectly there. What was done to counter this was water them manually and observe for few more days.
Expecting cucumbers to be reaching their peak in the coming week.
One of the pumpkin is fruiting and not sure if the fruit will stay healthy as having Thunderstorm for the past few days in the area. Furthermore, iron deficiency is observed in this growbed.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Aquaponics : Cabbage on 25 March 2017

These Cabbages should be due in 60 days... Let have them on radar weekly.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aquaponics : Pumpkin on 25 March 2017

Pumpkin should be flowering and fruiting by the coming week.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Blue System on 25 March 2017

Alright. This system is becoming our headache now as we still haven't found the reason(s) why it is growing with a real slow pace. Maybe it is time for us to start testing the water etc...the test we always thing that the result is inconclusive.  However, we don't find a reason why not for now.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 25 March 2017

We have a new seedling for French bean in this update and will keep on planting seeds as we plan to continuing planting French Bean in this growbed.
Cucumbers are now in production with the pace of 4/week.
Pumpkins are climbing as high as they can to get more sunlight. Would expect them to be ready for another month. Previous stock we have had already been consumed no more stock.
Uneven pace of growth for Cabbages. Expecting to have them harvested in another 60days.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Aquaponics : French Bean on 18 March 2017

One improvement we found for this setup was to lower down its crawling height... Currently, we set it at 8ft, ideal height will be 5ft. We will rewire the height once season ended.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Aquaponics : Cucumbers on 18 March 2017

Looks like we will have cucumbers in the coming week. Would say that these Cucumbers plants are growing strong and we hope this will stay until end of the season. Usually, one season will produce around 30 per plant. Thus, we are expecting 60 of them.


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Aquaponics : Reality Check - Blue System on 18 March 2017

Having some issue with growbed nine where all plants here dehydrated and dried off.
Let's move some Okra here from growbed eight.


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 18 March 2017

Starting to get interesting in the main system. Observed that, four out of six growbeds here have a quite promising growth rate... French beans, Cucumbers, Pumpkins and Cabbages.
Observed that, dehydration happens to the three cabbages in growbed six. For quite fix, we have diverted the water flow. Let's observe for another week.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Aquaponics : Pineapple Cabbages Asparagus on 10 March 2017

There are way too many Cabbages in this growbed, we will love them in the coming week to growbed six.
Seedling spotted. Should be asparagus... And it was not a good idea as it will take two years for harvest.
As you can see in the video, passion fruit has been taken out from our equation.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Aquaponics : Pumpkin on 10 March 2017

Let's try three Pumpkins in one Growbed.
Not sure how well the current nutrition in the system. Currently, we are using three pumps for the main system. Observed that, there were few improvements... First three Growbeds which supported by a pump are using ebb and flow. Another set of three using continuous flow.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Aquaponics : Cucumbers on 10 March 2017

Have the cucumbers flowering and fruiting. Looks like we are going to have them in two weeks. Let's observe!
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check - Blue System on 10 March 2017

Due to bugs issue, the growth of watermelon is slow. This time we are not going to pull them just yet as we observed that there is a percentage of surviving.
The old Japanese Cucumbers are still producing... We will give it another week.
The ten-okra are growing in a slow pace...


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Aquaponics : Reality Check Main System on 10 March 2017

As mentioned, it is the peak time for French beans... Have observed that, Cucumbers are Flowering and fruiting at this height. Not sure if that's normal or else...
Growbed Three progress looks slow... Four should be good.. Too crowded for Growbed Five and asparagus sprouted and we have pulled the passion fruit out from the growbed six upon this video.

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