Jajuan and Ms. Mus just finished setting up this hydroponic system at Anacostia Highschool.
They plan to stock the top grow bed with small pots filled with hydroton clay media (pictured in the buckets below). They also plan to feed the plants with liquid hydroponic nutrients.
We’ll check in with them in a few months to see how it’s going. Maybe we’ll even get an aquaponic system going! 😉
Marquette is feeding goldfish in the new aquaponic system at Houston Elementary School of DCPS.
We constructed a grow-trough light enough to sit on the walls of the 75-gallon fish tank.
Water is pumped from the fish tank up to one end of the trough, and drains back into the fish tank from the other side through a bell-siphon. We have some parsley and green onions planted up there to start.
Thanks to the Alice Ferguson Foundation for funding.
We had to temporarily put our fish in a side tank while we performed maintenance on our main fish tank at J.O. Wilson Elementary School…
We put mesh net on the pipe opening in our fishtank. This net will prevent daring fish escapes into the solids filter.