So our lil aquaponics system is coming along swimmingly! We now have 7 fish…my boyfriend just had to get a BIG goldfish to accompany our 6 regular sized fish. We went and adopted this fish on Friday. And we saw really quickly that he was big AND aggressive. I had named each of our other fish, so I gave Jaiz an opportunity to name this one. He decided on The Reem…(and yes, you must say “The.” sigh o.o…after Alistair Overeem the mixed martial artist.) This fish was MAD on the way home. We were stuck in traffic, and clearly The Reem doesn’t do traffic, so he starts hitting the bag like he wants to break out, then he starts eyeing me angrily mouthing what I am sure are fish curse words. We finally get him home and put him in the tank and he is definitely in charge…and he eats a lot and quickly too. (We feed the fish 3 times a day now instead of 2, to make sure that all our fish are fed.)
To recap our fish babies names: Abigail, Mitchell, Charlie, Darth, Goldie, Tiger, and The Reem.
The 3 things we are planting are lettuce, basil, and cilantro. We planted the lettuce last week, and we are ecstatic because it is already shooting up! Jaiz finally planted the basil and cilantro a week later, but I had to beg him because he wanted to wait a few weeks like his book states….books schmooks! Who needs those? I want my herbs NOW!! Hopefully they will sprout soon. I will report back on the progress next week!