Aquaponics Blog

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Grow Lights, ON

My son & I had fun installing the lights, after making the wooden box at a local carpenter. Ten light fixtures were prepared for installation and wiring.

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We measured the distances to align five lights at each side of the box, and began screwing them in.

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After fitting all ten lights, my wife came to install the sheet of aluminum foil. It will serve as a reflector, behind the lights.. Once that was done, we plugged it in for a test.

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One of the ten fluorescent bulbs was defected, so we have 9 x 20watts bulbs. The bulb box says 20w fluorescent = 100w incandescent, so theoretically we have 900w (which I doubt pretty much).

Next, we placed the lights above the grow bed

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The lights are evenly distributed over the grow bed. We also transplanted a couple of mint plants, to test the functionality of this aquaponics system. The next few days should show us any flows.

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