Thursday, December 18, 2014

And so it begins - The tank is ready, the fish are in Winnipeg, what could go wrong?


I am about to begin an experiment in aquaponics in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

This will involve Pacu.

Pacu are a fish that live in the Amazon river.  They like water to be about 27C.

Winnipeg has an average summer temperature of 23ishC (May - September).

It's currently December.

I aim to start the fish now, grow them until May, put them outside in an IBC, and harvest September/October.  In order to lower energy costs I'll be making a solar water heater to warm water before the electric heater kicks in.  I've also got to build a greenhouse for the plants that will be filtering the water.

What could go wrong?  I'm sure to keep this blog going until the project is done, right?

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