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PostPosted: Jan 23rd, '17, 23:17 
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I think I will pass on the broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. If I can get my hands on watercress I might have to try that out.

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 Post subject: Re: Crackenfish system
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I started out with about 5 spinach plants I have three left. They haven't really been growing but they are getting a good root system established. The lack of growth is probably due to lack of light.
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A bit of an update. The spinach is finally starting to take off. Hopefully I can get some harvests off of it before I shut things down in two months.

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A bit of a question that I can't seem to find. How do you start growing watercress? How long does it take to grow before harvesting? How do you harvest it? I have heard like taking it with roots or cutting it. How does one store it? Is it a plant a person needs to keep reseeding or does it send out lots of shoots?

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I haven't tried growing watercress so someone else will have to answer this. You might also want to look for upland cress which I have grown. Here's a little article I found to give you an idea of what I'm talking about - http://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/difference-between-upland-cress-baby-watercress-article


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Interesting system you have going crackenfish. Have you been hatching / selling fingerlings for a while now or is this a fairly new adventure?

If your nitrates are fairly high by the time you sell off the fingerlings in the spring you could probably keep growing warmer water plants for a while after the fingerlings are gone in the spring to clean the water up over summer and keep the system cycled so it is ready for the next batch again in the fall. With the quantity of fish you are keeping I think with a little experimentation you can probably figure out what it would take to have a year round setup and just run the system fishless in the summer or toss in some warmer water fish for the summer.

The place that I bought my trout from said they hatch 110,000 eyed eggs every month of every year using a flow through artesian well system to keep their water temp a constant 52F... I'll probably stick with buying fingerlings from them in the fall to raise through the winter for at least a few years... but would be and interesting thought if I could hatch my own eggs... probably need a little more overhead space to do it... maybe building tanks into the ground to stabilize the temperature and keep them cooler... I should probably stop thinking about this before my wife finds out and kills me for thinking about another new experiment...

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Thanks Scotty that is an interesting article!

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Rininger, This is my second year doing this as my own business but I have been involved in the industry for about 4 years. I have thought about doing what you suggested but I have dismissed the idea. First off I want to disinfect the whole system once I have the fingerlings sold. Secondly once fish are gone I will be taking off for some work I have lined up. What I want to do is to send my waste water to what I call a water treatment plant ( solids separated, then to a big biofilter and aquaponics system) then when I need to top up tanks or doing a water change I can reuse the water. Right now my solids filtration is a 45 gallon drum as a settling tank and it doesn't cut the mustard. That was the way things were when I bought equipment but I did enlarge the drums. I guess make do with the budget I currently have and when I can afford it get better filtration set up. If you really want to hatch eggs, check out programs like trout in the classroom. They probably have the best information on how to hatch like 100 trout in an aquarium type setting.

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I have about doing warm water fish during summer the only thing so far that I haven't done it is filtration with poor solids and undersized biofilters. I am not too keen on selling muddy flavoured fish. But when I can get decent filtration etc. I will probably try a summer crop.

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But when I can get decent filtration etc. I will probably try a summer crop.


That's the only way to go, remove the solids down to 40-50 microns and move those solids to a MT to be processed.

Any solids less than 40-50 microns plus the water are processed thru a Bio-filter.

Then the MT process is added back to the processed Bio-filter water.


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Just the way I have system set up due to the fact I am a fingerling facility, I would send the waste to the MT and the MT goes through plants. More like a split loop where most of the aquaponics is not inline with the fish tanks. I just hate sending all that nutrient rich waste through the town sewer system.

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This is what one of my tanks looked like this morning. This tank isn't part of the aquaponics system. That was about 12 hours after I put fresh clean water in system after about a 98% water change.

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So a bit of an update. I got some watercress stems growing. Excited to see how it performs. The fish are also growing fast. My smaller ones do not seem to be growing as fast as I want them too. I haven't done a nitrate/nitrite/ammonia test in a few weeks. I should do more often but can be difficult to track as I do daily water changes anywhere from 20% to 98%.
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The watercress is growing really good but the spinach isn't doing too well.
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Here is a weekly update. The cress is growing really good, the spinach is slowly growing but not doing the best. And I have some upland cress started. Can anyone confirm that the plants are watercress? Sad to think that in a month I will have to shut the system down. I plan on getting grow lights for next year and hopefully I can grow enough to sell the excess. Has anyone done a cost/benefit analysis with growlights?
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