Hello everyone. Just wondering about any experience/success with plants grown in a location that only receives morning sun... Although the room is very bright and has large south facing windows,…Continue
"Hi, my only experience with Yellow Perch is on Lake Erie, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. We also have about a 1.5 Acre pond we stock and care for ... our "Oversized Aquarium". I have talked with the DNR person with Fisheries…"
"They need to be fertilized within the first few minutes after they are laid. The males which are much smaller will ususally follow the females and fertilize almost immediately. If the ribbons stay yellowish they may be fertilized. If they are white…"
"I've done fairly well during the cool season with lettuce hanging on the east wall of my house. It gets good morning sun but shade past about 11:45 am.
Aloe likes shade. Mint and watercress will do well in shade."
"After last night there are eggs all over the tank, concentrated more in some areas... I'm wondering how to tell if they are fertilized, as I'm not sure the sex of both perch. Obviously one is a female, but its possible that she laid…"
Hello everyone. Just wondering about any experience/success with plants grown in a location that only receives morning sun... Although the room is very bright and has large south facing windows, the location would be receiving direct sunlight only in the morning. I'm assuming cool season crops (leafy greens) would do best? Any advice on different plants or varieties that do well with less direct sunlight is greatly appreciated. -LeeroySee More
"Mold on eggs is a problem in tanks. Most breeding is natural in ponds. OSU and UW Milwaukee are working on perch. Larva eat rotifers because they have a small mouth gap. Rotifers need to be grown in green water since they eat…"
This group is for an open discussion on topics related to my thesis: I intend to create a system for cheaply growing high-quality produce year-round in an urban community using aquaponics to prevent “food deserts”
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
Two 20 gallon tanks; Three 10 gallon tanks; soon to have a 29 gallon tank as well
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am an Environmental Studies & Sustainability major at Northern Michigan University, with a passion for sustainable agriculture. I currently have: 2 Yellow Perch and a Crayfish in the 20 gallon tank on a flood and drain system growing Beans, Peas, Spinach, Lettuce, Arugula, and Spider Plants; 2 Goldfish and 2 Crayfish in a 10 gallon tank on a flood and drain system growing Beans, Peas, Arugula, Cilantro, and Lettuce; another 10 gallon tank with 2 Crayfish and feeder-minnows on a flood and drain system growing Spinach, Lettuce, Beets, and Arugula... planning to add a vertical dimension to a different tank with a "window-farm" type drip system....
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