The January 2014 issue of the Aquaponics Survival Communities magazine will have my latest “Aqua-ponderings” column. This month I am going to discuss what I think are some of the most common “Newbie” mistakes made in Aquaponics.
#3. More design problems – understanding the biological load of the system.
In every class I tell the story of one my early students who understood that the system would handle 25 pound of fish. This student managed to cycle the system properly, but then proceeded to stock the fish tank with 25 pound of FINGERLINGS. This student didn’t think out the fact that all fish will grow, and that the fingerlings would become far more than that in a few short months. Needless to say, this system crashed within a few weeks and I received a call from a very confused and despondent individual.