This is the video Jesus submitted for his 2015 Aquaponics Science Project for 5th Grade at Dripping Springs Elementary, Texas.
The oldest bro, Jesus, won the science fair in first place. My dad and I worked night and day to put together an aquaponics system. Aquaponics is growing plants with waste from fish. Guess where the experiment took place... Our Bathtub! I tested the question, is it better to use a school of White Skirt Tetra (small fish) to grow lettuce, or to use one freshwater sunfish (big fish)? The conclusion, with shocking results, even though the Tetras outnumber the Sunfish they still create waste at different times. The Sunfish on the other hand, created its waste all at one time. I came to the conclusion by measuring how tall the lettuce is, and how many leaves it grew. I bet you are wondering, How are the plants growing without a light source in a dim bathroom? Don't worry beforehand, we (my dad and I) bought an artificial light. There is 2 beams holding the light rod by a rope, drooping over the plants. Right now, months after the science fair we are growing serrano peppers that will be ripe in about a month or two. All of the fish are still alive. Now the ribbon is hanging in a shadow box in my room. With a space next to it for my next best project. Remember now, NEVER STOP MAKING, THERE IS A MAKER IN ANYONE AND WE KNOW IT!! See you next time ;).
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