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Thursday, April 26

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Thursday, 4/12/18 The ammonia level has been raised up to 0.5 ppm, we believe the issue is ca…
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    Thursday, 4/12/18
    The ammonia level has been raised up to 0.5 ppm, we believe the issue is caused by the fish excretions in the tank. On top of that, it may be that the fish are also eating the plant roots, which is forbidding the plants to take in the ammonia out of the water, and it slowly builds up in the tank.
    Thursday, 4/26/18
    Ammonia has reached a level of 2.0 ppm, the nitrates as a result have increased to 160 ppm. This may hurt the fish and may need to add water to dilute the ammonia and nitrate levels for the benefit of the fish. A possible cause of this may be that the plants aren't taking in the nitrates and they are building up in the tank.

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Thursday, April 12

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Tuesday, 4/3/18: The tomato plant moved from the tank into soil has died, the rest of the tan…
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    Tuesday, 4/3/18:
    The tomato plant moved from the tank into soil has died, the rest of the tank is looking good as of right now, and all of the fish are alive.
    Thursday, 4/12/18
    The ammonia level has been raised up to 0.5 ppm, we believe the issue is caused by the fish excretions in the tank. On top of that, it may be that the fish are also eating the plant roots, which is forbidding the plants to take in the ammonia out of the water, and it slowly builds up in the tank.

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Tuesday, April 10

  1. page Soap edited ... I made soap but added crushed up almonds as a natural organic and safe substitute for microbea…
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    I made soap but added crushed up almonds as a natural organic and safe substitute for microbeads.(The picture above)
    I discovered an app called “Beat the Microbead”. It allows the user to easily look up products and check if they have microbeads. The link to get it is: Beat the Microbead by Plastic Soup Foundation https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beat-the-microbead/id573546717?mt=8
    According the the FDA website, a product is considered soap when:
    “the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids and the product’s detergent properties are due to the alkali-fatty acid compounds”
    “the product is labeled, sold, and represented solely as soap”

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  2. page Soap edited ... I reasearched microbeads further and found out that many countries have banned microbeads. Can…
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    I reasearched microbeads further and found out that many countries have banned microbeads. Canada, Sweden, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and others have either officially banned it or in the process. This further proves that microbeads can‘t be part of the ecosystem. I bought peanuts with shells and plan to make soap next week with the shells
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    I made soap but added crushed up almonds as a natural organic and safe substitute for microbeads.(The picture above)
    I discovered an app called “Beat the Microbead”. It allows the user to easily look up products and check if they have microbeads. The link to get it is: Beat the Microbead by Plastic Soup Foundation https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beat-the-microbead/id573546717?mt=8

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Tuesday, April 3

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Friday, 3/23/18: We're back! Throughout the week, our team had to change some things around i…
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    Friday, 3/23/18:
    We're back! Throughout the week, our team had to change some things around in the tank to try to troubleshoot our issues we had earlier this week:
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    and the tomatoetomato requirements.
    Tuesday, 4/3/18:
    The tomato plant moved from the tank into soil has died, the rest of the tank is looking good as of right now, and all of the fish are alive.

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Monday, April 2

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    Biomatrix Water: The Biomatrix Water website also contains a wealth of information about how floating islands work, complete with many diagrams and photos of floating islands in action. Biomatrix provides a range of floating island materials, all of which are based on their "tough float" system and contain stainless steel connecting hardware. Their 2D system consists of a coir (coconut fiber) substrate, which is biodegradable. Their 3D and 4D systems utilize a non-biodegradable matrix with a multi-layer planting media.
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    Floating Wetland Solutions
    Floating Wetland Solutions is probably the closest domestic potential supplier, and provides a variety of products for natural water purification. One such product is unique solution that is a floating wetland, rather than a floating island. The floating wetland is submerged below the surface of the water, so that the structure itself is not immediately visible. The floating wetland is populated with aquatic plants, and can remain in the water during cold weather. More information about these floating wetlands is summarized in the attached brochure. FWS standard floating wetlands are available in 5'X8' sections that cost ~ $700 for the substrate alone. Photos of FWS floating islands and floating wetlands are shown below. More information can be found on their website.
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Friday, March 30

  1. page 201 edited ... Biomatrix Water: The Biomatrix Water website also contains a wealth of information about how f…
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    Biomatrix Water: The Biomatrix Water website also contains a wealth of information about how floating islands work, complete with many diagrams and photos of floating islands in action. Biomatrix provides a range of floating island materials, all of which are based on their "tough float" system and contain stainless steel connecting hardware. Their 2D system consists of a coir (coconut fiber) substrate, which is biodegradable. Their 3D and 4D systems utilize a non-biodegradable matrix with a multi-layer planting media.
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    Floating Wetland Solutions
    Floating Wetland Solutions is probably the closest domestic potential supplier, and provides a variety of products for natural water purification. One such product is unique solution that is a floating wetland, rather than a floating island. The floating wetland is submerged below the surface of the water, so that the structure itself is not immediately visible. The floating wetland is populated with aquatic plants, and can remain in the water during cold weather. More information about these floating wetlands is summarized in the attached brochure. FWS standard floating wetlands are available in 5'X8' sections that cost ~ $700 for the substrate alone. Photos of FWS floating islands and floating wetlands are shown below. More information can be found on their website.
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