There are tons of options for growing marijuana, and they all have their pros and cons, of course. Aside from growing outdoors, each option still requires you to get rid of plant debris and toxins by either throwing the water out or obtaining new soil for each plant.
So, to fix this issue there is an exciting green option that keeps money in your wallet while helping you end up with larger and healthier plants.
Have you ever heard of aquaponics?
If you put hydroponics and aquaculture together, you end up with aquaponics.
Various animals such as snails, frogs, fish, and turtles survive in aquaculture environments. Hydroponics grows plants in a system that does not include soil which offers your plant food through the water.
By bringing these to unique environments together, you can create a mutually beneficial setup where the plants get to enjoy nutrients the fish release and the fish get the advantage of the plants cleaning the water. You’ll spend less time and energy by using this type of system.
So how does this thing work?
A good portion of fish excrement has an ammonia base. Their feces and uneaten food are transmuted into ammonia during mineralization. When the water from the fish tank is filtered, bacteria turns the ammonia into nitrites, then into nitrates. The nitrates are then pushed to the plant for food.
The pH balance must be on point in this type of environment so you have to get fish that enjoy the same pH as marijuana. Hydro marijuana grows well in a 5.5 to 6.5 range, and a lot of fish prefer 6.5 to 7.5. The fish can eventually adjust to your marijuana’s preferred levels by changing the pH by no more than .2 pH per day. The best fish for this system are catfish, koi, goldfish and black moors.
The cons of aquaponics
If you are just starting as a marijuana grower, this may not be the right choice for you because it is not for beginners. With this system, you most certainly want to know what you are doing because you’d want to make sure your fish stay alive, while understanding hydro growing.
Taking care of fish may sound easy, but it’s actually quite a challenge to keep those bad boys afloat. This just isn’t the way to go for people looking for a quick fix to growing weed.
Is aquaponics worth it?
While this is a new system, the few marijuana growers who have tried this have reported excellent results. But it’s not just marijuana growers who are trying this. People are growing peppers, cucumbers, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, spinach and lettuce using this system. People are using this system to help foster a more organic lifestyle when it comes to their herbs and vegetables.
We say it is definitely worth a shot!
by Robert Bergman, founder of ilovegrowingmarijuana.com. Robert has been growing cannabis passionately for over 20 years and shares these insights to help educate growers to avoid mistakes and to fully capitalize on a bud’s potential.
“People who are open to marijuana use are more likely to have had multiple orgasms (109%), have 3.6% more orgasms per sexual encounter, and are more likely to want to make out at the end of a date (30%)” than their anti-marijuana counterparts, reveals a new poll by Match.com.
The poll data came from an annual Singles in America survey (which is owned by Match.com) that in 2015 polled over 5,500 singles in the U.S.
The poll also found that singles who have smoked marijuana are 151% more likely to already be dating someone, 65% more likely to have a graduate or professional degree, and 44% more likely to be actively looking for a commitment.
“Match is exploring at a new type of relationship – the one between singles and weed,” the company told SF Gate. “For the first time, a dating company is looking at marijuana and the role it plays with singles and dating.”
The tide has turned as marijuana was once a big turn-off for singles, but less so now. Match.com found that singles are more likely to be turned off by cigarette smokers (75%) and heavy social drinkers (78%) than by people who regularly smoke marijuana (70%).
Some Nevada casinos are hoping that the recreational marijuana legalization ballot measure in the state passes so that they can have an opportunity to sell marijuana to casino-goers.
The campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Nevada is the group responsible for getting the initiative onto the November ballot. If passed, Nevada would legalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for recreational use for anyone at least 21 years of age.
A campaign spokesperson spoke to 13 Action News, saying: “We’ve got so much experience with gaming… We know that we’ve got the expertise to do the same thing with marijuana.”
The spokesperson added, “We saw when we tried to do this in 2002, we had 39% support. When we tried to do it in 2006, we had 44% support. Now, it looks like 10 years later we’ve got about 60% support.”
The notion of combining recreational marijuana use and casino games is appealing, but it may take some time to manifest.