We started this system, “The Knight”, a bit too late in the year. It took a while for the bacterial colony to establish and there wasn’t enough time to achieve robust growth before the winter months. But we’ll be ready for the Spring!
Starting in Spring 2017, all Anacostia Aquaponics systems will have a specific goal for the year for fish weight and plant production based on each system’s characteristics. We will do our best to maximize production and quantify how much each system can produce.
Factors that will affect each systems’ goals include: system size and type; source water pH; access to light; owner preferences; and other environmental considerations.
(This system is named “The Knight” because it’s in a backyard across from Ballou High School in Anacostia, Washington DC. Their mascot is The Knights.)