Monday, February 1, 2016

Garden Notes - Aquaponics Upgrades

Date:  Feb 1, 2016

We set up an aquaponics systems at home to grow vegetables.  After few weeks, the plants is not greenish.  In fact a bit of yellowish green, towards pale whitey green.  That is because my balcony does not have enough sunlights.  I would think there is only 20-30% of the sunlights are able to penetrate into that area.

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Not to worry when you have Taobao.  So, she immediately placed an order thru our Taobao buying agent, i.e. Amy (cinagoods@hotmail.com)

http://world.tmall.com/item/520664511954.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.4.Irv8Su&id=520664511954&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&abbucket=1&skuId=3130490870223

(please note, we don’t sell things on Taobao.  I only tell you what we do, we bought from Taobao thru our buying agent.  So, please do not sent mail to me to ask me to buy!  Thanks!)

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For information about our Aquaponics setup, please visit my previous blog post.

http://miniliew.blogspot.sg/2015/12/garden-notes-aquaponics.html

To me, I called it “Adding Light Sabers into Aquaponics!”

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We will now provide enough sunlights for the veggie to grow.  Let’s see how it goes.

Adding 3 light savers here.

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Hope these lights bring happiness to the greens and produce good harvest.

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Bigger tank is added.  More fish will be added.

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And hopefully by next month we have better and bigger greens.

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Here are some of the marketing info on the LED lights we have purchased.

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High quality.  Works on AC100-260V.  Build for the world.  It is a China produce, so, use your own judgement hor…

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90% of the lights emitted from this light will be absorbed by the plants for photosynthesis.

Can work 30000 hours to 50000 hours. About 3 to 5 years.

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We bought to 0.9 meter one (15W)

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I think we bought the veggie lights.  With the red-blue ratio of 3:1 or 4:1 or 5:1.

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Different spectrum of lights are suitable for different types of plants.

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Without sunlights, this could happen to your plants.

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Comparison with or without lights.

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Look at the difference.

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Getting very techie.

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Some facts about the lights spectrum.

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More knowledge.

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One thing good about Taobao, is they will put a lot of rather very convincing marketing info for your reference.  hahaha

Will update again in a month time to see what does it looks like.

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