BryanMitchell76

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About BryanMitchell76

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    Electrical Trades instructor at a community collage using an aquaponics system to teach students about electrical automation
  • Interests
    barrel systems, geodesic dome greenhouses

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    Rapid City SD
  1. Hey Guys, Check out this video update to our aquaponics system that my students have entered into the NSF CCIC. I hope you enjoy our video, thanks to Allied Aqua for helping us out with our new Blue tilapia. and a BIG thank you to Helio Spectra for helping us out with our new grow lights! I'm very proud of the hard work my guys have done so far, and can't wait to get 2.0 up and running!~ Aqua2.mp4
  2. Well, this is strange, "bigdaddy..." To answer your question about water testing, yes manually and we are not testing enough, My school has an Evromential Engineering Technician program and I hope to get them more involved with my water quality testing. It would also be great for my students to learning about data acquisition as well. The sticker work is funny and practical. We thought we had better get a bottom-dwelling fish species to clean up any sunken food and our students provided some bullheads (like a small catfish) and they just dumped them in the tank. We then thought we should have measured them to track their growth as well, but, it was before we had a net. The student said "no problem" went out grabbed his fishing pole and caught them right back out of the tank. haha
  3. First harvest and updated pictures.
  4. Those plants were seeds 31 days ago!!
  5. *species
  6. Hello Everyone, My name is Bryan, I am the Program Director of the Electrical Trades Program and my local community collage and I started an aquaponics system as a way show students "process control" we have a one, 2 55 gallon barrel setup going right now and have the material to make 4 more set ups. This system also allows students to produce organic vegetables for the student food bank. We are growing snow peas, radishes, lettuce, and tomatoes right now and have bull head, shiner minnow and 3 spices of gold fish. We figured we would get the system dialed in before we added edible fish. Coolest thing for us is our system is 100% automated, after we hit the start button and input fish food, system is hands off.