I kept writing Hydroponics and I was wrong. Hydroponics is a system for just plants, Aquaculture is a system for just fish, our Aquaponics system combines both. We finally finished cleaning rocks!!
Then we watched more videos and realized we needed more rocks.
So we have been cleaning more rocks.
Dalton and I also put plastic from the galeras we tore down under the entire system, then we put 3 inches of gravel across all of the plastic to keep the grass from growing up under and around the system. We also have to dig deeper on the subpit to put a box in that will protect our tank and allow us to take it out whenever we need to clean it, which occurs each time we take out all of the rainwater with a bucket and then wait for it to dry while it rains, then repeat that process and take out the mud that caves in with the rain. We will have to build the box within the next few days.
We have been taking apart the galeras to make space for the new school we plan to have built over the summer. We have to keep the pieces intact to give back to Cepudo, a local non-profit organization, because they gave it to us. They want it back, but we have to take it apart which is alright because they are funding some of our new projects. The work involves a ton of unscrewing rusted screws on jimmy-rigged ladders set on piles of cinder-blocks and pulling poles out of the ground with anywhere from 1/2-3 bags of cement on each of the 36 poles. It's tedious. The hondurans who owned the third galera took out all of their equipment and cut back all of the growth inside so we didn't have to burn it all in fear of snakes.