---Jade pearch seem to be the most amazing aquaponic fish....(omega 3 that dwarfs even wild salmon,easy to raise,very palatable)Any idea when we will get jade pearch in th U.S.
---In my experience, once a well designed aquaponic system is set up and running, the system will practically run itself and whatever "work" needs to be done was actually fun and enjoyable,,, the pump could easily be run on solar and was curious on your thoughts about running a pump only when the sun was shining so a battery was not necessary..... can a pump take a rest over night?
---The only input (elephant in the room)that I think would be a point of contention among permies is the fish feed... do you have any best guesses on a fish species that could be fed without commercial feed and possibly a good choice of fish to try it with? could tilapia be raised on mostly high protein soldier flies?? I have heard carp will eat almost anything...even nuts from a perennial based system .
---Do you have any experience in using your aquaponic water on plants or trees in the yard?....it seems to give the soil food web a huge boost in activity and have heard similar accounts from others with amazing tree growth results,,,is the biology similar to compost tea?
hope I didn't over do it...thanks for your time and all you do Sylvia!