Saturday marked a forward movement in the efforts for community self-reliance. The 275 gallon claifier hadn’t enough capacity to handle the 11,000 gallon fish tank. Ryan Niles secured 2ea. 330 gallon totes from Jetlube with the help of Gregg and Sherry. Rudy Vara sponsored the project purchasing the material and providing the transportation. The Farm used Cox Hardware in Eastend to purchase the material.
The claifier is used to backflush the zeolite filter. Fish waste collects in the filter from the 11,000 fish tank. The expansion wil help prevent the biological filter from being plugged. The fish waste was overflowing into the biological filter from the 275 gallon tote. The waste from the fish will be utilized to produce a compost tea. A blower will cycled on a timer to aerate a bank of 55 gallon barrels. The tea will be available at the farm. The tea can be used as a Foliar spray or a nutrient rich watering source.