The Oregon Truffle Tryst Farm will consist of several Aquaponics systems that are being built from plans obtained from Friendly Aquaponics of Hawaii and will be housed in several self-designed greenhouse buildings. The first phase was built to gain experience with the setup and daily maintenance of a vegetable aquaponics system. It consists of 256 square feet of growing troughs and several tanks (4'x4'x4' and 4'x4'x8' fish tanks, a 2'x4'x4' biofilter tank and a 2'x4'x4' vet tank) giving a water volume of approximately 3000 gallons. After a few problems with the newly purchased fish in startup mode, it was functioning well (scroll down lower in the page for some history on the first construction phase). However, a recurrence of fish problems ensued and our nutrients seem to fluctuate more than I'd expect. Overall we are still producing quality crops but our production is inconsistent rather than a regular amount each week.

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