- Today Mr.Cooper had to climb out the window to get the hose to fill up the big tank. But we might have a problem. The tubes that the water comes out need air to come up to fill the bell siphon. This might make a serious problem or leak. Meanwhile we have counted and we have exactly 27 fish: 1 large mouth bass, 5 sunfish and 21 bluegills. We have also learned how to tell a bluegill from a sunfish. Well if you look on their gill, there will be a solid black dot or black and yellow dot . If there is a solid black dot the fish is a bluegill. If there is a black and yellow dot the fish is a sunfish. We have all of the materials we need for our aquaponics system. We are growing strawberries, carrots, peppers and beans. This has been an awesome experience . That is your weekly update on our awesome aquaponics system.
*Insert from Mr. Cooper: Check out Jade's Showme! She does a great job explaining aquaponics.