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Aquaponics: Lights! (camera and action to follow later…)

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Stephan got in the lights he plans to use for aquaponics.  They are called metal hallide lights.  I thought they were going to be LED lights, but they aren’t.  They are high pressure sodium.  I don’t have any idea what any of that means, but the important thing is that these suckers are BRIGHT when they are turned on.  Almost blinding.  And they’ve got that foil around them to reflect the light, too.

They aren’t lower energy like LED lights are, but they are definitely high output.

He’s got two of them, and he thinks that will be enough for the 96 square feet of grow bed space he has.  But much experimentation remains.


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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