Meg Stout @stoutmtc ?

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"Had a great summer with a 200 gallon aquaponics system in my back yard. Thinking of reviving my windowfarms for the winter, but plan to use water pumps and timers rather than the air lift. I found the air lift [...]" · View
  • Meg Stout posted an update:   3 years ago · View

    Had a great summer with a 200 gallon aquaponics system in my back yard. Thinking of reviving my windowfarms for the winter, but plan to use water pumps and timers rather than the air lift. I found the air lift to be unreliable due to the bicycle pump needle rusting and getting plugged or broken. The weeks when I had a non-functional watering system, I was able to get by simply pouring a cup of water through the system morning and evening. So a tiny water pump on a timer should be enough.

  • Meg Stout commented on the blog post Window Farm for the Kids   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    Since setting up the aquaponic windowfarms, I’ve since set up a 100 gallon system (fits in a 3′x5′ footprint). Right now only one fish is holding down the remaining windowfarm. The other three are cavorting in the 100 gallon tank where I plan to raise tilapia. My blog about the bigger system is over at [...]

  • Meg Stout commented on the blog post Window Farm for the Kids   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’ve been posting videos on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/stoutmtc – my daughters (12 & 14) love their fishes. I’ve found I can buy the 5 gallon water bottles empty at Home Depot, then use tin snips to cut a hole big enough for the under-gravel filtration. Probably not optimal for food production, but I get green plants [...]

  • Meg Stout wrote a new blog post: Window Farm for the Kids   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    So excited to find this group! I’ve put together a three bottle system for my daughter’s room that uses an aquarium as the reservoir. For the actual farm as complete, I used under $25 worth of new parts: 3 CVS 1.5L Water Bottles (on sale for 3/$2) 10 ft 1/4″ OD tubing ($5) 1 ft 1/4″ ID tubing [...]

  • Meg Stout wrote a new blog post: Children’s Aquaponic window farm   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Finally sufficiently done with our aquaponic windowfarm to post a youtube tour of our set-up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zq7T6QNrc4 It’s taken a bit of investment to get to this point, but I think I could pull one of these together for $40 (a bit more because of the fish aspect), and last weekend we gave one of these as [...]

  • Meg Stout posted on the forum topic Natural pH up/down alternatives for aquaponics in the group AvatarAquaponic Window Farms:   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    Forgot to answer your question ::blush:: Vinegar works as a pH down, but you don’t want to bring the pH down by more than 0.2 at a time for the comfort of the fishes. Also, I expect the fishes will do their own magic to bring the pH down over time. Good thing is goldfish [...]

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      Bevan Suits · 4 years, 5 months ago

      The thing about pH in aquaponics.. once the system is stable after a few weeks, it finds it’s own balance. You don’t have to mess with it. No one I’ve researched ever mentions it, except how it maintains its own balance point of about 7.

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  • Meg Stout posted a new activity comment:   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    Awesome thing, doing this in the schools. I’ve got a youtube up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zq7T6QNrc4) showing the small aquaponic window farm I set up for one of my daughters. Might be a fun way for some of the kids to keep this up after they move on from your class.

    In reply to - jaymesdec started the forum topic Natural pH up/down alternatives for aquaponics in the group Aquaponic Window Farms : Hi Window Farmers. My class just finished building a rather large window farm (50+ plants) with a four cell living machine. The first cell has crushed oyster shells. The second has water plants (duckweed and hyacinth). The third has about 15 [...] · View
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