Aquaponics - Direct composter success

I just got back from my trip to the East coast of Australia, and was happy to find the system ticking along nicely.

Some of the dried duckweed in my direct composter looks like it might be trying to live again, but I cant tell if it's greening due to life or mould.

There must have been some heavy rain while I was away, as it was soaked through.

I think I'd better put a lid on it.

When I lifted it up I saw a stack of worms going to ground into the growbed, and some more hanging from the little composter.

The worms seem to like it.

It was also very easy to grab a handful of worms for the fish, so the fish seems to like it as well.

It should also be adding some nutrient back into the system, and also saving some because of the duckweed I removed, so the plant will like it as well.

All in all, I count this a complete success, and it seems like quite a good solution to my problem of only having one fish.

120 Things in 20 years thinks flying around in helicopters is a pretty good way to spend some time.


  1. Nice one.. I wonder if some banana skins in there would help with potassium..
    Cheers mate..

  2. Yeah, it would.

    I wonder if worms like bananas.

  3. Wow. that looks like a really handy way to gather some worms, as well as get some needed nutrients back into the system. Great idea!

    1. I'm still a bit hesitant to put my store bought kitchen scraps in because most of what I buy from shops isn't organic, so it might have anything/everything on it.

  4. Awesome writing skills...I like your blog because it is very informative.

  5. I used to like bananas. I don't know what happened. I can recall no traumatic events, other than GBH screwing up my milk and GMO screwing up my corn flakes. Plus when I found out it was a gigantic grass...I'm not a f***ing cow (no offense to cows, but I only have the one stomach and I choose to "ruminate" on other things, like for instance snails or books.


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