After a full year of work and many hours spent improving upon and iterating our system, we have finally produced an aquaponics system that actually nurtures both fish and plants! We've grown lettuce, basil, and spinach that have all provided a comfortable living environment for nine goldfish. We take pride in the ultimate success of our project, and we hope to continue improving the system next year. We'll post something soon about the next steps for the Aquaponics Project here at St. John's. Thank you for reading.
I wanted to provide a summary of the steps we took over the course of a few weeks in March to provide insight into our experimental procedure. Through changing specific variables each week and adjusting levels of different apparatuses, we were able to better understand what goes into the design of an efficient aquaponics system.