Ramona Aquaponic Farm

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Ramona Aquaponics Farm was created in July 2012. We raise Tilapia (fish). The fish waste is gravitated into grow beds, where vegtables and plants are grown in “net pots” placed in floats. The result is fish waste (ammonia) is broken down by bacteria in the grow beds
into nitrites and then nitrates. The plants convert these nitrates to fertilizer, cleaning the water and returning oxygen to the water. The now cleaned water is then pumped back to the fish tanks. The end result is a complete eco, where we raise fish and plants with no ground cultivation or tilling and no weeds all in a highly compact area. We grow 33 to 39 plants in a 2 ft x 4 ft area or up to 156 plants in a 4 ft x 8 ft area. We use no chemicals or fertilizers other than what our fish produce in their normal life cycle.

Up date November 2013: We have now grown to a total fish capacity of 6 separate fish tanks with a total capacity of 1,500 gallons holding over 400 Tilapia (fish). We now have a 42 ft x 26 ft “hoop house” in addition to our original 10 ft x 20 ft set up. Currently we have growing capacity for 2,544 plants at any given time.

Our objective is to create a self sufficent entity, that will support a family of 4 or 5 persons on an acrer an a half property.

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