Affnan's Aquaponics - 27th Nov 2016 Update

What's happening sofar on my aquaponics gutterbed set.

Tomatoes and chilli doing well, some plants I had to remove due over crowfing and lack of sunlight.


Affnan's Aquaponics - 6th Nov 2016 Updates

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Affnan's Aquaponics - Pineapple Crown & Organic Pesticide

Earlier today, bought these from farmer's market. Will plant the crown on dirt and aquaponics.

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Affnan's Aquaponics - Fermented Tilapia After Two Weeks

It's done, but best after another week or two.

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Affnan's Aquaponics - Pineapple Crown

Getting few crown to plant, these pineapple are too small to sell outside this township so they are selling at the local farmer's market for cheap at 4 or 5 to RM 10.00 (USD 2.50)



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Affnan's Aquaponics - Organic Pesticide At Farmer's Market

Organic pesticide the locals use for their crop.

Recommended to mix with water and only spray once a week the most. If sprayed too often the pest will be immune to these spray.

Each two liter bottle sold for RM 10.00 the smaller bottle 500 ml is RM5.00



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Basic Aquaponics - How to Raise Water pH with Limestones

It has been a long time since I last check the Aquaponics water pH value.  I suspect something is not right when most cutting that I planted starts to rot. This only happens if water acidity is high.

So with the pH test kit form API, I tested water and got the result of pH 6.0 on 3rd October 2016 as below video




At 6.0 pH I will need to adjust this, otherwise more plants will suffer. The easiest way to increase pH is to use Limestone, Cockle shells or other shellfish. There are also some places selling carbonates to add, which will give a very fast pH boosting. I am not keen in taking this route.


I use lime stones as video above and make some improvement to the method by using aeration to speed up the process as below.



pH water test after five days of using limestone, it increase to 6.5 pH on 8th Oct 2016


pH water test again after 2 weeks, it went up to 7.0 pH on 14th October 2016


pH water check after 3 weeks, it maintain at 7.0 pH on 22nd October 2016


pH water check after 4 weeks, it maintain at 7.0 pH on 30th October 2016.


The limestone has done it job very well, the pH value maintain at 7.0. That shows once all acidity has been neutralized the lime stones just maintain water at neutral.

I'll check pH again after another two week, to see how it goes.

Affnan's Aquaponics - River Barb Fingerling

Catching all the fingerling to place in my left return tank. After 3 weeks in the feeder tank they will be hard to catch.

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Basic Aquaponics - Ph Test After 4 Weeks With Limestones

Four weeks after I place the limestones looks like the ph had stabilized at 7.0

I will continue testing ph lever once in 2 weeks then at a longer interval.



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Affnan's Aquaponics - Fermented/Pickle Fish After A Week

After a week, transfer to another container. This is actually optional but I do it to change to taller container so that it will be easier to keep free from mould.

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